Gidimt’en Access Point exists at the direction of our Hereditary House Chiefs in support of their long standing position against oil and gas pipelines.
We stand strong and continue to protect our territories. We can breathe again with industry off our lands! Day 13 of freedom for the yintah!Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gidimt’en Territory January 17, 2020
Gidimt’en camp is liberated and spirits are high as we reflect on the magnitude of what we’ve accomplished.
Our culture and our tradition is the land. We are directly connected to the land. It’s our spirituality. We cannot be forced to be away from our land.
Nine days since we took the land back.
It feels like something you don’t normally do. (laughter) Its revolutionary, right?
I don’t think anyone’s ever really evicted like a 6 billion dollar pipeline before.
People get confused about what we want as Native people. Like “what do you want?”
Just like, “land back!”. Don’t need any reconciliation, don’t want money, like I don’t want programs or funding or whatever.
(whispers “land back”)
Funny though, when I said that to my Dad, Wet’suwet’en people, if you tell them about LANDBACK, they’re like “we never lost the land, anyway.” Which is true.
Wet’suwet’en have never given up title to their 22,000 square kilometer territory.
#WetsuwetenStrong #NoTrespass #WedzinKwa #DefendTheYintah #RCMPAreMercenaries #WouldYouShootMeToo #LandDefenders #WaterProtectors #RiseUp #LightYourSacredFires #AllEyesOnWetsuweten
So happy to see your post this AM, Jeff! I don’t know whether this struggle to protect their land is really over, but having been there for an Action Camp early in this dramatic fight to protect their land & water & legal rights, I know they will not surrender to corruption & injustice. Their land is beautiful & sacred & to abandon it would be to sell their hearts & souls. These are courageous people whose cause is righteous & moral & just.