Video of arrest of Indigenous youth for Wet’suwet’en

Sovereign Likhts’amisyu

March 5, 2020 4 hrs · 

“No relationship is more important to our government and to Canada than the one with Indigenous peoples. Today, we reaffirm our government’s commitment to a renewed nation-to-nation relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples, one based on the recognition of rights, respect, trust, co-operation, and partnership.”

These were the empty words of @justinpjtrudeau on #NationalAboriginalDay in 2016. That statement, along with the rest of his hollow speech, could not be further from the truth. We have now seen over 173 unlawful arrests, of #Wetsuweten & #Indigenous peoples and allies & supporters. The demands of the Hereditary chiefs have been simple: remove @rcmpgrcpolice @bcrcmp & #CGLfrom our yintah, and have @johnhorgan4bc and/or trudeau meet with our Hereditary chiefs in nation-to-nation talks. They have refused to do so.

There was NO response, until #HumanRights defenders, #LandDefenders#WaterProtectors and #ClimateCrisis #Activists started to #RiseUp & #ShutDownCanada en masse. In an act of good faith, Hereditary chiefs agreed to engage with ministers as the government representatives… however, the rcmp did NOT leave the territories during this time – and CGL did NOT cease work.

Last night, @indigenousyouthforwetsuweten met with Scott Fraser – the minister of Indigenous relations and reconciliation. They reiterated the chiefs demands. S. Fraser responded that the rcmp will NOT be leaving the territories, CGL will NOT stop work… and instead of calling for nation-to-nation talks, or allowing for peaceful occupation, the Vic PD arrested and detained 5 indigenous youth from several different nations.

We are sovereign peoples. The acts of the colonial government say: corporations & industry take priority over people; that Indigenous peoples will not be respected as equals; that climate action is not being taken; and that if you choose to speak out you will be criminalized.

We will NOT back down… we will continue to stand for the rights of generations to come – and we ask you to continue to stand with us ✊🏽❤️ Masih cyoh ✊🏽❤️

https://www.facebook.com/likhtsamisyu/posts/512664452784439?__tn__=K-R

#WetsuwetenStrong #ReconciliationIsDead #FightForOurFuture

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