!13 house groups; five clans; one river, one Wet’suwet’en strong

Below is linked part two of my interview with Jennifer Wickham of the Cassyex house (Grizzly Bear house) of the Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en, from so-called British Columbia in Canada. Part one set the scene & spoke of Jennifer’s love for the river Wedzin Kwa, threatened by the Coastal GasLink pipeline intended to carry fracked gas. The ecocidal CGL project has been delayed for over two years by the resistance, including direct action, of Jennifer & her clan. Part two builds on the intro & goes into some fascinating & shocking backstory / history. Later parts will hold the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) to account for their horrific treatment of the Wet’suwet’en.

Covered in part two:

* The unique history of the Gidimt’en & Wet’suwet’en.

* The Canadian supreme court decision of 1997, Delgamuukw vs. British Columbia, which asserted Wet’suwet’en rights over their traditional territories.

* The subsequent campaign by government & corporations to force the Wet’suwet’en to ‘surrender’ their legal rights.

* The nation to nation tour of the Wet’suwet’en across ‘Canada’.

* The intact governance structures of the Wet’suwet’en.

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