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.
Stolen Title Stolen Lands (the plot thickens)
To the Editor,
Responding to Warner Naziel’s sister Lorraine in Voices of Witset on Facebook Does the end justify the means? Can noble goals be achieved through dirty politics?
This speaking event was held last night according to Lorraine’s post. The Lakes District News has an article that Warner intends to build a camp on Parrot Lake this summer he has a call out for volunteers. Saw that article in yesterday’s paper.
As we pointed out in previous articles, nobody was stripped except in the minds of a few men that appear to have a problem with females and authority.
Let’s be honest, this is not about what 3 of the Hereditary Chiefs did, all the Wet’suwet’en Matrilineal Coalition was doing was calling for a better system whereby land claims can be achieved, doing what was best for the people they are sworn to serve. This was not about women vs men in the eyes of the Wet’suwet’en Matrilineal Coalition, it was the absence of fully disclosing details to the Wet’suwet’en Nation, the absence of transparency, a refusal to share information with the people. Not by the 13 chiefs but specifically by the Office of the Wet’suwet’en.
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.