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Thread: Who represents Native Canadians? : Canadian Protests for the past few weeks

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    Default Who represents Native Canadians? : Canadian Protests for the past few weeks

    I was just in Canada for work and there is a big nation wide strike shutting down the rail system and ports hurting the nation.

    The issue is over a gas pipeline that is going thru some native Canadian lands in BC.
    The Pipeline company reached agreements with the 20 different elected Indigenous councils but the non elected hereditary chiefs are protesting.
    Then people all across Canada are protesting by stopping railroads and ports hurting the economy.

    It seems the issues are
    1. Who represents Native Canadians elected councils or hereditary chiefs?
    2. Is it legal for protesters to shut down businesses?
    3. Why are the protesters shutting down the rail system and ports these companies have nothing to do with the pipeline company?

    Title: Wet’suwet’en protests: Here’s what’s happening across Canada
    Coastal GasLink has signed agreements with 20 elected Indigenous councils along the route but the $6.6-billion liquefied natural gas pipeline is opposed by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, who claim rights over the unceded land the pipeline will pass through.
    The chiefs and their supporters are calling on the B.C. government to withdraw permissions for the project to proceed.
    Across the country, groups have rallied in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation, blocking rails, streets, bridges and ports. Via Rail has cancelled most of its service across Canada, and CN has shut down its rail network in Eastern Canada, halting freight traffic.
    Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/6558170/w...canada-update/
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    Default Re: Who represents Native Canadians? : Canadian Protests for the past few weeks

    Here's some reading for you, geng..

    http://www.firstnations.de/indian_land.htm
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    Default Re: Who represents Native Canadians? : Canadian Protests for the past few weeks

    The pipeline is set for a terminal on the coast to export gas to Asia. Meanwhile, the First Nations folks are heating their crappy houses with woodburners.

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