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A look at the conflict in the Wet’suwet’en Nation
The RCMP has moved into Wet’suwet’en Territory to enforce an injunction handed down by a B.C. court over access to a site where the Coastal Gaslink pipeline is being built.
While all 20 of the elected bands along the pipeline route voted in favour of it, hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation don’t.
This page is a collection of stories from APTN News to give you a deeper understanding of the ongoing conflict.
Gidimt’en Camp: How the events unfolded
In January 2019, land protectors at the Gidimt’en checkpoint say they were trying to stop CGL pipeline workers from accessing preliminary construction areas further up the road, past the Unist’ot’en Village, with approval from Wet’suwe’ten’s highest hereditary chiefs.
In the end the Gidimt’en checkpoint was dismantled and CGL gained access to the site.
But now another conflict has arisen. The hereditary chiefs issued an eviction notice to CGL.