Wet'suwet'en Nation

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

Police officers make an arrest during a raid on a Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory camp next to a railway crossing in Tyendinaga, Ontario, Canada February 24, 2020. (Carlos Osorio/Reuters)

The blockades no one talks about devastate Indigenous economies

Pam Palmater: A giant, well-enforced wall of laws and regulations has kept Indigenous peoples from hunting, fishing, fowling and gathering. Our traditional economies have been criminalized to maintain a non-Indigenous monopoly.

Why Canada needs an independent Indigenous human rights commission

Natan Obed: B.C.’s provincial UNDRIP law creates a self-reporting obligation, which has proven faulty in the Wet’suwet’en situation

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.’

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

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