Holding titles, not owning titles.
We wrote the title by intent, even if it’s not quite 100% accurate, as Hagwilget has blended with Moricetown very well over the last 75 years. For the sake of what we are about to tell all of the hereditary chiefs come from these two villages.
We also did not say Wet’suwet’en chiefs as that would infer they represent all of the Wet’suwet’en, and while that might have been true 100 plus years ago, it is no longer the case. The Moricetown Chiefs failed their duty to support these other Wet’suwet’en communities, so they created their own individual governments.
We are not sure what is with the flowing cash.
John Horgan sat there in the audience when the video below was being made in witness of this day. John Ridsdale wanted to do this the Wet’suwet’en way, starting with a smoke feast, well they did enter somewhat of an agreement, 2 million dollars’ worth, that’s only the Office of Wet’suwet’en’s portion of the spending spree. The public pays the other half or more as well.
Fear mongering is big business.
For the past 30 years like many people, we not only showed and shared a concern about losing the precious environment we have, many of us fought dearly to preserve it. There is nothing wrong with that, we need to stand up for what we believe in.
Over that 30 years we were successful in making sure no pipelines made it to the Pacific Ocean, we even managed to get a tanker ban on our west coast.
What amazes me most about this process, is that it was the blockaders who made the most noise about refusing to negotiate, however it appears that almost every one that blockaded is rewarded with a position on the negotiating team.
The documents were on massive sheets of paper 11×17 but who cares if the taxpayers are on the hook for oversized paper.
We will publish this for now, each page is one side of the sheet., for the first 4, the last one is a single 14 page PDF. We see nothing on them that indicates they are confidential so we can assume that we have the right to share them. Just under 2 million of our tax dollars at work for you.
Our contribution to transparency.
Reading this book was an exercise of mixed emotions, a lot of it was not new to me having grown up with Wet’suwet’en people and interacting with them as family, friends and coworkers. There is a lot one can learn about the people you live with by reading books like these as well.
I would even suggest it would make great local classroom mandatory reading, but only in the higher grades where levels of understanding are better.
As per my writing style, no holds barred let me warn you that people might be offended by what I write, to them I suggest, don’t read my opinion if you’re easily offended, get a copy of the book and read it yourself, your opinion is like mine, just an opinion.
The highly respected Smogelgem Leonard George
After being threatened with a law suit, it’s incumbent on us to really do our best to insure our story was correct or we would owe an apology for our incompetence. In a less hostile world I would have expected them to offer us some evidence under Wet’suwet’en law that the decision to strip Gloria George of her title was legitimate, and or that doing so holds any legal grounds whatsoever outside of their inner sanctum.
It was more as a technical issue and one that keeps the internet fresh or current is ICANN the regulator for internet domain names.
Remember this headline?
Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation
We just were notified (but we cannot confirm this information) So its really all about the MONEY!
The so called Smoke feast meeting, has a mind blowing lineup. We will post it verbatim.
“The Laksilyu Clan are hosting a Smoke Feast on March 16, 2019 to formally annouce the commencement of discussions between the Province of BC and the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.”
Lots of new articles, we just locked this one to the top till this weekend. Just read below this one for our latest, we have 4 new entries.
EDITORS NOTE: The problem with abuse of power is that it often comes with two evil sides, the first is the threat of what will happen to you if you dare to speak about it, the second is how abusers lift up and pedestal people that support them, to make it look like they are good people. In recent history, all it takes is a few good people to step forward the break the chain of power that keeps abuse silenced.
The abuse of power must be stopped.
It is a very intimidating and daunting task to stand up against a power that may not be questioned, supreme power, the ability to control without checks and balances can be a dangerous thing.