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Sep 18, 20

#Wetsuweten Territory: Coastal Gaslink Preparing to Drill Beneath Wedzin Kwa River

Report from Wet’suwet’en territory in so-called British Columbia that Coastal Gaslink is preparing to drill beneath the Wedzin Kwa river.

Coastal Gaslink is preparing to drill beneath the Wedzin Kwa river, forcing a four foot wide pipeline beneath the headwaters of Wet’suwet’en territory.The river nourishes all of our territories and flows into the ocean.

It is critical habitat for our salmon and medicine. It feeds our communities and is central to Wet’suwet’en identity and survival.This area is one of the last places where Gidimt’en people can literally walk in our ancestor’s footsteps – it is full of our trails and signs of our use. As we are criminalized by the RCMP and private security that trespass on our lands, our safety, sustenance, and survival as Wet’suwet’en people is threatened.

We will continue to hunt and feed ourselves from these lands that have always belonged to our people. In this video, Dini’ze Woos introduces our smokehouse on Wedzin Kwa, which we will use and protect for many years to come.For more info and ways you can support, visit Gidimt’en Checkpoint.

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