Home / news / Anti-pipeline protesters block international bridge in Niagara Falls in support of Wet’suwet’en | “We are asserting that we are sovereign and that we are capable of doing what they are capable of doing. If they are preventing people from coming in, we are going to prevent people from coming in.”

Anti-pipeline protesters block international bridge in Niagara Falls in support of Wet’suwet’en | “We are asserting that we are sovereign and that we are capable of doing what they are capable of doing. If they are preventing people from coming in, we are going to prevent people from coming in.”

Anti-pipeline protesters block international bridge in Niagara Falls in support of Wet’suwet’en | “We are asserting that we are sovereign and that we are capable of doing what they are capable of doing. If they are preventing people from coming in, we are going to prevent people from coming in.”

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  1. > Speaking with CTV News Toronto, an event organizer said that while the Wet’suwet’en protests began as an environmental issue, “it goes above and beyond that.”
    “This is about asserting Indigenous rights, asserting Indigenous sovereignty, to remind the government that they have a legal responsibility to us,” Sean Vanderklis said. “They can’t trample over our rights. They can’t come in and impose these injunctions without proper consultation.”

    It’s truly heartwarming to see awareness extend across the country and the world so rapidly. For anyone not aware, the Wet’suwet’en live a very remote existence, isolated in the forests of northern British Columbia.

    I have incredible respect for the organizers and protestors, these events have coordinated a huge amount of people in a very short time in a safe and effective form of peaceful resistance.

    Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en!

  2. By far the Majority of the Wet’suwet’en back this investment into their community and warn no investment into the area will ever happen again if they can’t have a bit of flowing commerce.

  3. Good on them, but I hope they realise that sovereignty stems only from being able to by defend your borders from violence.

  4. Trudeau doing an excellent job with this as usual. Is there anyone he can apologize to to end this?

  5. The natives think they are gods.

  6. If the Wetsuweten are sovereign why aren’t the protestor respect the will of that nation, which is to have the pipeline built?

  7. The future has no need for fossil fuels.

  8. Lol here ya go Trudeau, this is what you get for being such a weak cunt and looking for selfie opportunities instead of LEADING.

    We need the biggest infrastructure overhaul since the cart and buggy. We need vertical farm integration into our urban centres, we need to nationalize our water systems, we need clear concise immigration policy as we go forward and more people are displaced by climate change.

    How do you fund these things? Well, while people are still driving cars getting fair market price for our oil commodity would be a good start. Currently we trade 40 dollars less than Texas. Living in Canada makes central heating pretty damn dope too, which is run by natural gas.

    This WHOLE debacle comes down to a lack of leadership. Explaining Canada’s plan for weaning off fossil fuels, what that transition looks like, what the added tax dollars gained from this pipeline will be used for, and giving a timeline for milestones would have curbed a lot of this frustration and anger.

    But nah, instead my taxpayer dollars are going to women entrepreneurs in Africa so fuckface can get another security council vote, and take a selfie. Embarrassing is an understatement to describe this douche canoe.

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