Wet'suwet'en first nation territory ongoing protest against pipeline development

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Main story: Sasha Teman, Evan Lindsay and Luca Caruso-Moro



After weeks of standoffs, the RCMP have arrested six people on Wet'suwet'en territory in an ongoing protest against pipeline development. The Mounties breached a camp set up by First Nations at 4 A.M. on Thursday to carry out the arrests. 

One hour before, at 3 A.M., the area had been declared a, quote, "exclusion zone," by the RCMP. Coastal Gaslink President David Pfeiffer called the situation, quote, "disappointing."


That’s Unist’ot’en Chief Brenda Mitchell. She gave a statement on Facebook pledging to continue to resist RCMP encroachment on their territory. 


About 250 people gathered on Concordia's downtown campus on Wednesday to stand in solidarity with protestors. Marlene Hale was there, she's a member of the Wet'suwet'en Nation. 

The gathering was part of Concordia's First Voices Week, Which joined protests across the country in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en.