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Offline Queefer Sutherland

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Re: BC v Wet'suet'en
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2020, 10:39:43 pm »
And I love the lawful peaceful people standing beside the tracks ... disrupting business as usual across the nation. All west to east rails go through Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. And they never had consent to put it there.

 Powerful. Lawful. Peaceful.

Shutting Canada down is easy.

Why would they cancel rail travel if they didn't block the lines?  They've blocked lines many times in the past.

Many of these protestors don't care about what's lawful or unlawful.  They don't even recognize Canadian law:

Canadian National Railway says it has been granted an injunction order to remove protesters from the site near Belleville.

Andrew Brant, of the nearby Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, said the protesters in Belleville are not worried about the injunction, and they will remain at the protest site until the RCMP leave Wet'suwet'en territory.

“We’re still standing here strong [and] supporting everybody, doesn’t matter what they do to us, what they say, [if] they try to move us,” Brant told CTV News Toronto.

“The [injunction] doesn’t mean anything; it’s just a piece of paper. To us, that is not our government; that’s not our law, so when they serve it to us, it’s just a piece of paper.”

The Mohawk territory near Belleville isn't even their traditional land, it was a piece of land they moved to after being given to them by the British in the late 18th century after their territory was lost in New York State when the US took it over after the US won the American Revolution vs the British.  It's a reserve that's was part of British Crown and now Canadian Crown territory.  This person doesn't even know what they're talking about lol.

Anyways, this is all about a dispute over who is the rightful bargaining government agent:  the elected band councils, or the hereditary chiefs.  The elected band councils of all the bands with territory along the gasline route have consented to the pipeline project, but the hereditary chiefs haven't.  The courts and BC gov says it's the band councils, but the chiefs and supporters disagree, so here we are.
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