B.C. government and Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs announce the start of new reconciliation process

The British Columbia government and members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation announced they’ll soon be starting a new reconciliation process.

Coastal Gas Link is in the process of building a 670-kilometre pipeline that will carry fracked natural gas from Dawon Creek, B.C., to Kitimat where it will be processed and shipped abroad.

The chiefs say just because they are in talks wit the province doesn’t mean they are giving up the fight to stop the pipeline.

 

3 thoughts on “B.C. government and Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs announce the start of new reconciliation process

  1. The hereditary chiefs should be greatly appreciated for standing up for their rights! Let this be a word of caution to any company that doesn’t understand. Thankyou Namok and respected first nations leaders.

  2. The hereditary chiefs should be greatly appreciated for standing up for their rights! Let this be a word of caution to any company that doesn’t understand. Thankyou Namok and respected first nations leaders.

  3. “One of the terms you will want to consider not using is “crown land” or “crown lands”. … In large sections of British Columbia, crown land is unceded land meaning that Aboriginal Title has neither been surrendered nor acquired by the Crown. The Crown doesn’t own the land outright as the term suggests. Aug 10, 2014”

    “CROWN LAND IS UNCEDED LAND”

    “ABORIGINAL TITLE HAS NEITHER BEEN SURRENDERED NOR ACQUIRED BY THE CROWN.

    “In the Royal Proclamation, ownership over North America is issued to King George. However, the Royal Proclamation explicitly states that Aboriginal title has existed and continues to exist, and that all land would be considered Aboriginal land until ceded by treaty. The Proclamation forbade settlers from claiming land from the Aboriginal occupants, unless it has been first bought by the Crown and then sold to the settlers. The Royal Proclamation further sets out that only the Crown can buy land from First Nations.”

    “ALL LAND WOULD BE CONSIDERED ABORIGINAL LAND UNTIL CEDED BY TREATY.”

    MOST OF BRITISH COLUMBIA IS NON-TREATY LANDS…

    Is Undrip legally binding?
    Because UNDRIP is a Declaration as opposed to a Convention it is not legally binding under international law. However, declarations are part of the development of international legal norms and by voting in favour of the Declaration states have indicated a commitment to uphold the rights contained in it.

    “INDICATED A COMMITMENT TO UPHOLD THE RIGHTS CONTAINED IN IT”

    CANADA IS LIVING IN THE PAST, UNDER THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY…IF CANADA SIGNS THE “UNDRIP” THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY BECOMES “NULL AND VOID” CANADA IS LOCATED ON FIRST NATION LANDS…

    “Affirming further that all doctrines, policies and practices based on or advocating superiority of peoples or individuals on the basis of national origin or racial, religious, ethnic or cultural differences are racist, scientifically false, legally invalid, morally condemnable and socially unjust,”

    “Aboriginal land until ceded by treaty.”

    BC IS MOSTLY NON-TREATY LANDS…NOT CROWN LAND…

    “THE UNIST’OT’EN NEVER SIGNED A TREATY WITH THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT, SO BY LAW, THE GOVERNMENT OR PRIVATE INTERESTS NEED PERMISSION TO ACCESS THEIR LAND.”

    “Annexation is the administrative action and concept in international law relating to the forcible acquisition of one state’s territory by another state. It is generally held to be an illegal act.”

    THIS IS HOW BRITISH COLUMBIA WAS FORMED. BC IS MOSTLY NON-TREATY LANDS, WHICH MEANS THE LAND STILL UNDER EACH FIRST NATIONS JURISDICTION…BC IS NOT CROWN LAND…

    “The court has definitively told Canada to accept the reality of aboriginal title: the government is doing everything in its power to deny it.”

    “25. The guarantee in this Charter of certain rights and freedoms shall not be construed as to abrogate or derogate from any aboriginal, treaty or other rights or freedoms that pertain to the aboriginal peoples of Canada including
    (a) any rights or freedoms that have been recognized by the Royal Proclamation of October 7, 1763; and
    (b) any rights or freedoms that now exist by way of land claims agreements or may be so acquired.” THE ROYAL PROCLAMATION CLEARLY STATES: “In the Royal Proclamation, ownership over North America is issued to King George. However, the Royal Proclamation explicitly states that Aboriginal title has existed and continues to exist, and that all land would be considered Aboriginal land until ceded by treaty. The Proclamation forbade settlers from claiming land from the Aboriginal occupants, unless it has been first bought by the Crown and then sold to the settlers. The Royal Proclamation further sets out that only the Crown can buy land from First Nations.”

    “THE CROWN OR CANADA HAVE NO RECEIPTS”

    “ABORIGINAL TITLE HAS EXISTED AND CONTINUES TO EXIST”

    “ALL LAND WOULD BE CONSIDERED ABORIGINAL LAND UNTIL CEDED BY TREATY.”

    FIRST IS TO RECOGNIZE AND ACKNOWLEDGE ABORIGINAL TITLE…

    CANADA, BC, THE PIPELINE, RCMP ALL HAVE COMMITTED CRIMES AGAINST THE WET’SUWET’EN…IF CANADA WAS IN SUPPORT OF LAWS THEN THEY WOULD ARREST AND CHARGE THE PEOPLE WHO HAD AUTHORIZED AND COMMITTED THESE CRIMES…THE LAW MUST APPLY TO EVERYONE…

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