A very humbling moment as Victor Jim becomes the high chief of the Tsaya Clan.
Never did I dream when I started this article it would end up looking like the Wet’suwet’en version of Game of Thrones, but it has every likeness to it.
Note: we added an addendum on discovering more relevant information. JLS
They call this “POLICE HARASSMENT”
It goes beyond imagination when you use the bodies of the dead and missing indigenous women to stop a pipeline from being built, I hardly can think of anything more insulting to these women who lost their lives to criminals, and have Delee Nikal insult not only the RCMP, but insult the families who spent thousands of hours with RCMP and Search and Rescue who put in thousands of hours with feet on the ground searches for these women, and you have the brazen audacity to claim none of that ever occurred.
Seriously you must be going senile, or your already there.
Stand by your words is an often used quote by First Nations leaders, so let’s have a look at what was said. I will post his words in yellow to show what he said in the included video.
It starts off with John Ridsdale waving like a school kid demanding attention, and it was granted. John start off be saying this is a statement of human rights violations of the Wet’suwet’en people in north western BC Canada, as well as the struggles of indigenous rights defenders across BC
There was a time when chiefs played an important role in preventing divorces in order to protect the family and clan. See Eagle Down is our Law. (Yes ask the Office, they profess to stand by Eagle Down is our Law) Also take note that the book Eagle Down is our Law was submitted into evidence to the Supreme Court of Canada in Delgamuukw v British Columbia, 
In 1986 Chief Woos conferred with Chief Dzee, and the agreed that they should have a feast for a couple in their fifties who had separated. They have been apart for a week. This will get them back together. It will cost them more to take a name, about $5000.00 each Chief Woos told Chief Haminskit (Cecil Alfred) on 7 April 1986. Under the threat of having to put on an expensive feast to pay for having separated, the couple had reconciliation and moved back together. Page 138 Eagle Down is our Law.
Oh my my my times have changed since then, here we have two deadbeat dads who can avoid child support by staying away from traditional jobs. Warner just disposed of a relationship with Freda, so where is the moral compass of the Hereditary Chiefs today? Adam will your wife and kids be joining you out at Parrot Lake? When was the last time you gave your kids a hug?
Ignorance is obviously bliss! But then its about a photo opportunity, and not the stupidity of being part of it.
In the news that the Office of Wet’suwet’en is putting their new found wealth to good use to see the world, courtesy of John Horgan. With a near 2 million dollar spending spree on the taxpayer dime, they are off to New York to address the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Not even Wet’suwet’en, Molly Wickham born part (Gixsan/Stellat’en) is now laying claim to being a Wet’suwet’en Hereditary chief. The reward for being a career activist and protestor for Jeff Brown HC.
As many Wet’suwet’en have tearfully described to me, “it was and always will be a painful memory of what we were subjected to during the period of colonization. But it pales in comparison to having your own people subject you to even more, because they hold the power to do it to us.”
It’s very painful to see your inheritance, your lands and your families, being ruled by people who have no right to be your Hereditary chief.
Your voice Matters
I attended the All Clans Meeting as it was advertised this Saturday at the Ramada in Prince George.
It was very poorly advertised and very confusing on what the purpose was. They called it an All Clans meeting but then said it had nothing to do with Balhats. This if you are discussing title and rights has everything to do with our form of government.
If there was any intent for reconciliation, you could not tell for arrogance in the way this meeting was carried out, they did not even invite other chiefs properly.
End the Abuse – Stop hiding behind First Nations Rights to commit abuse.
Victims or Aggressors?
Playing both sides of the coin, many of the blockaders want both the money a gullible public only too willing to send to them, and sitting on the inside, negotiating with the province on matters of land claims. “Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation” Yet with 2 million dollars to spend in discussions both Freda and Warner Naziel will be paid for their attendance to attend something they told supporters they refuse to be part of.
Your voices Matters
OWC are planning clan mtgs. with our clans of our areas soon. … They try to butter us up with a luncheon and door prizes. Sorry but I am not bought by a door prize!!
Those people have to stop dictating to us in Burns Lake clans.
We are standing up there should not be pipeline blockades and they asking for more trouble.
The Wet’suwet’en Matrilineal Coalition (WMC) is a non-profit association made up of hereditary chiefs that developed through the Wet’suwet’en community to address the need for a transparent community decision-making for major projects. One or two, or three hereditary chiefs cannot make decision for the entire nations. Everyone counts! Everyone has a say. WMC is working to find a way to be heard. We thank your for this opportunity.