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Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs from left: Rob Alfred, John Ridsdale and Antoinette Austin, who oppose the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, take part in a rally in Smithers B.C. in January (Jason Franson/CP)

This historic moment for a divided Wet’suwet’en is just one step in a long journey

A new agreement with B.C. and Ottawa is shifting focus from the gas pipeline to how the First Nation should be governed in the future
Huson (left) and her sister Brenda Mitchell (Amber Bracken)

For the Wet’suwet’en nation, formal land rights may be on the horizon

If approved, a draft memorandum of understanding would pave the way, but there’s a catch—it would do nothing to stop the contentious pipeline construction already happening
A fire burns on the recently-opened CN tracks in Tyendinaga, near Belleville, Ont., on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Earlier Monday police removed a rail blockade in support of Wet'suwet'en Nation hereditary chiefs attempting to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territories in northern B.C. (Lars Hagberg/CP)

The fire that Justin Trudeau can’t get under control

Image of the Week: A nighttime blaze on the railway tracks became an apt symbol of protests across the country
Trudeau holds a news conference with members of his cabinet to discuss the current rail blockades on Feb. 21, 2020 (CP/Fred Chartrand)

Four days worth of Justin Trudeau’s patience

Paul Wells: Exactly what happened between Tuesday’s call for calm and Friday’s ‘the barricades must come down’?
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Will Justin Trudeau sleep while Canada’s beds are burning?

Andrew MacDougall: If there is an off ramp in this crisis, it’s for the PM to stop delaying and start drawing some lines
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These protesters know more about Indigenous issues than their detractors claim

At an overnight street demonstration in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, Rachel Jansen finds the ’ignorance’ knock doesn’t stand up to fact
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Justin Trudeau’s speech in response to anti-pipeline blockades: full transcript

’Do we want to become a country of irreconcilable differences?...Where politicians are ordering police to arrest people. A country where people think they can tamper with rail lines and endanger lives. This is simply unacceptable.’
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The Wet’suwet’en are more united than pipeline backers want you to think

Amber Bracken: The difference between Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and elected chiefs is rooted in Aboriginal title, an issue that the Government of Canada continues to leave unresolved
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Standing against a B.C. pipeline from three provinces away

Image of the Week: Supporters of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs fighting Coastal GasLink are hitting the streets of their own communities