Theresa Tait Day, Hereditary W’ihaliy’te speaks out

My Name is Theresa Tait Day, Hereditary W’ihaliy’te I am the fourth generation in my matrilineal line(family) to hold this name. Our Hereditary names are passed down through the great grandmothers.  The meaning of my name (is in translation, via the Gitksan language) is as follows: Wi’ means” Big”. For Read More

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Lighting the fire of Racism

The other day someone burned some of the junk left behind from the standoff, at the 27km mark of the forest service road, it consisted of several lean-to structures, tarpaulins, firewood, chairs, traffic cones and signs. It was part of Molly Wickham’s protest camp, now renamed Chief Gisday’wa‘s (Fred Tom’s) Read More

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INVASION is a new PROPAGANDA film by an American activist Sam Vinal and Michael Toledano

This last week we saw an all out assault on our website by these two activists, using American Law and the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) in an attempt to shut us down for sharing the videos they publicly share anyways. Obviously they are afraid of our tiny website and Read More

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Not all Herditary Chiefs names are passed on to better men, the name Gisday’wa is no exception.

Setting the record straight “Alfred Joseph, whose traditional name is Gisday’wa, was a Wet’suwet’en chief, “knowledge holder,” carver, teacher, orator and noted defender of Wet’suwet’en rights.” are words spoken about a man who was a true leader in his time. Sadly today its getting very hard to fill the shoes Read More

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John Ridsdale – Facts, Fiction and Moose Manure

Recently John Ridsdale also using the chief’s name of Na’Moks continued his role as story teller, and it’s up to the reader to guess what parts are facts and what part is fiction.  Somehow one part of John’s version of his own biography as told to the Nation Observer a Read More

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Hereditary chiefs skating on thin legal ice

I will be the first to admit this will not be a journalistic masterpiece, but I will share some of my insights into what many people may have overlooked. Looking back at information sent to me by readers, we now can say one woman was successful in unseating at least Read More

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Unist’ot’en Environment Site Assessment Scam

There is no shame among people who have no scruples, the following is my rant about what I saw there recently. This is hardly an article, its more of a rant, about how rules apply based on what role you play in the grand scheme of things. If you have Read More

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Liberals Shut Out elected Wet’suwet’en chiefs from Indigenous Affairs parliamentary committee

May 29, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – Today, at the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Liberals with the support of the NDP, shut down Conservative efforts to give a voice to the democratically elected Wet’suwet’en chiefs and the people they represent. Jamie Schmale, Shadow Minister Read More

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Wet’suwet’en Governance Submission by Theresa Tait Day, Hereditary Chief Wihaliyte

The Wet’suwet’en have endured a challenging year, with internal disputes about the role of Hereditary Chiefs playing out in the national and international news.  The Wet’suwet’en people are intensely proud of their culture and history and determined to exercise their rights and title.  Appropriately, they seek pathways to autonomy and Read More

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Letter from Hereditary Chiefs to Chief Luggi – Response to elected chiefs

To insure all of the Wet’suwet’en remain part of the conversation and open to every member of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. We have posted the letter online for all members to read, Below it we will post our own thoughts on what was said.     Counterpoint One Now we begin Read More

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Memorandum of Understanding between Wet’suwet’en, B.C. and Canada

Below is the complete text of the MOU: Immediate a) Canada and BC recognize that Wet’suwet’en rights and title are held by Wet’suwet’en houses under their system of governance. b) Canada and BC recognize Wet’suwet’en aboriginal rights and throughout the Yintah C) Canada and BC recognize Wet’suwet’en commit to the Read More

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WNCG Proposal – Wit”n MOU and governor model

From: Theresa TaitDay Date: Fri, May 1, 2020 at 11:32 AM Subject: Fwd: WNCG Proposal.pdf. Wit”n MOU and governor model Good day Chiefs, I just want to bring you up-to-date since our meeting with Minister Bennett in Ottawa March March 10 . 2020 and the video I shared from that Read More

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