All of the Hereditary Wet’suwet’en Chiefs have opposed Coastal GasLink and have given the company an eviction notice. Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief’s legal rights and title to their land are upheld in their own laws, and recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada- they have stated explicitly their lack of consent for the Coastal GasLink project, and have ongoing lawsuits– and yet construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline continues bulldozing their land.
There are two permanent camps in the pathway of the pipeline – Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en Camps. These frontline land defenders have been subject to violent mass arrest as well as constant surveillance and harassment from both workers and police. Despite all of this, these camps remain and their leaders and supporters refuse to back down from protecting their homelands.
Unist’ot’en Camp includes a multi-million dollar Healing Center, which offers cultural and healing programming for Indigenous people. Even throughout the violent RCMP raids, the Healing Center continued to provide healing space and support for its residents.
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