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Offline Granny

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Re: BC v Wet'suet'en
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2020, 03:46:38 pm »
Why would they cancel rail travel if they didn't block the lines?  They've blocked lines many times in the past.
"We're not blocking the tracks. We're just standing beside them."
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Many of these protestors don't care about what's lawful or unlawful.  They don't even recognize Canadian law:

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

The Culbertson Tract is bigger than the Tyendinaga reserve, part of the Simcoe Treaty.
Their claim is already validated and in negotiation for settlement (land/money) ... for 10+ years.

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 [provincial] courts and BC gov says it's the band councils, but the chiefs and supporters disagree, so here we are.

It isn't about which is the rightful bargaining agent.
It's about all of them being consulted.

The traditional Chiefs and Council are the Aboriginal rights and title holders on behalf of the people. (SCoC: Delgamuukw 1997)

Their objection is that the BC Crown did not consult with them, though their title is recognized.

BC NDP Premier John Horgan has refused to consult with traditional Council, and in a very disrespectful manner.

He's counting on them not appealing the injunction to the higher courts, and he's likely right ... but it's slimey... not fair dealing ... evading the law ... typical of Canada and the Provinces.

The traditional Council has some ideas about where the pipeline could go without as much disruption to the salmon runs and village sites ... but no one has consulted with them.

The Crown has a duty to consult.
Failure to do so can also be taken to court.

Our governments continue to be slimey.

And we continue to have protest and disruption because rights and title are being violated.

The Supreme Court directed governments to reconcile Aboriginal and Crown titles.
When are governments going to start doing that instead of fomenting police violence and nation wide  disruption?
« Last Edit: February 11, 2020, 04:35:41 pm by Granny »