Elected Wet’suwet’en chief feels shut out of discussion over tentative deal with B.C., feds

The elected chief of one of six bands within the Wet’suwet’en nation says she and other elected representatives should have been included in recent negotiations over rights and title with the provincial and federal governments. Maureen Luggi is the chief…

Proposed agreement reached between Wets’uwet’en chiefs, gov’t ministers after 3 days of talks

A tentative agreement on land rights and title has been reached between Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and government ministers, bringing three long days of negotiations in northern B.C. to an end and resolving a longstanding dispute over the First Nation’s traditional…

Coastal GasLink to pause work as talks begin between hereditary chiefs, ministers

Posted February 27, 2020 4:52 pm Updated February 27, 2020 4:55 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Coastal GasLink has announced it is pausing production for two days in the area…

Do Tyendinaga Mohawk protests amount to ‘terrorism’? Experts say no

The actions of protesters who set fire under a moving CN Rail train in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory were quickly condemned by the Trudeau government as reckless and unsafe, but resulted in no arrests. Video posted to social media Wednesday by…

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs could meet federal minister as soon as Thursday

A Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief says a meeting with the federal minister of Indigenous services could happen as early as Thursday. Chief Na’Moks (John Risdale), told Global News that former B.C. MP Nathan Cullen, who the province appointed as a special…

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief ‘optimistic,’ ready to talk with RCMP on blockades

Chief Woos, one of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders, says he is optimistic ahead of Tuesday evening talks with the RCMP on the force’s withdrawal from land claimed by his community as their traditional territory as part of ongoing talks to…

Coastal GasLink told to consult further with Wet’suwet’en by B.C. environmental office

Coastal GasLink has been told by the B.C. government to consult further with members of the Wet’suwet’en who will be directly affected by the construction of a natural gas pipeline through their lands in northern B.C. The province’s Environmental Assessment…

Planned meeting between feds, Wet’suwet’en now delayed due to Trudeau’s comments: chief

A Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief says a planned meeting with federal ministers may be delayed after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “unfortunate” comments on the rail blockades crippling Canada’s economy. Chief Na’Moks told Global News Radio CKNW Friday that he and the…

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief offers to meet with feds ‘quickly’ to discuss RCMP leaving

A Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief says he wants to meet with federal ministers as soon as possible to discuss RCMP leaving the First Nation’s traditional territory, which the chief says hasn’t happened yet. Chief Na’moks, one of the five hereditary chiefs…

B.C. RCMP open door to leaving Wet’suwet’en territory in effort to end rail blockades

The commanding officer of the B.C. RCMP has opened the door to police leaving Wet’suwet’en territory in a “gesture of good faith” with hereditary chiefs opposed to the Coastal GasLink project. In an internal letter to RCMP members obtained by…