Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

February 25, 2020

Secwepemc Rail Blockade: Hereditary Chief Arrested

BREAKING: 3 arrested in Secwépemc’ulecw Nation including 1 Hereditary Chief.

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URGENT CALL OUT: 15 RCMP vehicles along with CP Rail police are meeting in Chase, we are on the highway 5 km West of Chase, across the highway from Neskonlith hall. We are asking for all support to attend the Sacred Fire immediately.
The Secwepemc Sacred Fire was lit last night, February 24 at 8pm in solidarity with our Wet’suwet’en brothers and sisters.
From one fire place to another we are uniting to challenge the Canadian government to fulfill its promises and obligations to our Nations. We have lived too long without recognition and protection of our rights and title, of our pristine land and clean water. We have suffered for generations, our children taken from us, our forests cut down, our mountains mined, our homes destroyed, our People displaced. Canada has no deed to our lands, no right to exert the violent jurisdiction of resource extractive industry.
The RCMP and CGL must remove themselves from Wet’suwet’en Territory and they must do so immediately so that we may begin to reconcile our relationships with each other and with the land.
Secwepemc Women’s Sacred Fire Council

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