The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed the all-clans meeting for Wet’suwet’en members in northern B.C.
The proposed rights and title agreement with their hereditary chiefs, federal and provincial governments, will be on hold until a way is found for members to meet safely.
At the Wet’suwet’en camps they have put in precautionary protocols for COVID-19.
In Witset, the largest Wet’suwet’en community, only band members from that community are allowed in. It is located half an hour away from Smithers.
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No date is confirmed for the vote on the proposed agreement by all members.
Gidimt’en media co-ordinator Jennifer Wickham gave an update.
“There was a death in the community, and then there was a restriction put on how many people could gather at once. We weren’t able to have our final meeting to make a decision as a clan, and there hasn’t been any notice yet that we are going to be planning another meeting.”