Kahnawake Mohawks Stand With Wet'suwet'en

Luca Caruso-Moro





Kahnawake Mohawks began blocking the EXO Commuter Line on Montreal’s South Shore on Monday Morning in solidarity with Wet’sewet’en protestors. 

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has announced its support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs.

You’re hearing audio from Wet’suwet’en territory.

The First Nations community in BC has been blocking construction of the coastal Gaslink pipeline.

Construction was approved by the band council, but not the traditional leaders of the territory, that’s the hereditary chiefs.

The RCMP declared exclusion zones in Wet'suwet'en traditional territory and carried out arrests starting at 4 A.M. on Thursday. 

Kahnawake Grand Chief Joseph Norton called on the provincial and federal governments to exercise, quote, “restraint, patience and common sense.” 

The arrests have sparked solidarity movements across the country, including another blockade of two crucial VIA Rail routes which pass through Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Kingston, Ontario. 

The blockade forced VIA to cancel trains going between Montreal and Toronto on Sunday as protests continue into the week.