Kwakiutl launch two days of action to assert rights over territory

The people of Kwakiutl First Nation on Vancouver Island are taking part in a major demonstration.

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The people of Kwakiutl First Nation on Vancouver Island are taking part in a major demonstration.

They’re protesting what they say is the government’s lack of respect for the community’s claim over traditional territories.

On Wednesday, during the first two days of protests, they’ve occupied the property of a logging company.

APTN National News reporter Rob Smith was there.

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