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Likht'samisyu Clan Enforces Coastal Gaslink Eviction, Decommissions Heavy Equipment



Likht'samisyu Clan Enforces Coastal Gaslink Eviction, Decommissions Heavy Equipment

Media Contact: Chief Smogelgem (Warner Naziel)
Censored News
Oct 19, 2021

Unceded Likht'samisyu Territory, Houston, B.C. -- Coastal Gaslink (CGL) has removed all heavy machinery from the Wet'suwet'en territory of Parrot Lake following the seizure and decommissioning of an excavator by Likht'samisyu Hereditary Chief Dsta'hyl.
Likht'samisyu is one of five clans of the Wet'suwet'en nation, each of which have rejected all fossil fuel pipeline projects slated to cross unceded Wet'suwet'en lands. In January 2020, Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs (including several Likht'samisyu chiefs) issued an eviction notice to Coastal Gaslink and its employees, resulting in nationwide solidarity actions and the immediate eviction of Coastal Gaslink workers from Wet'suwet'en lands.
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