A tenuous agreement halted a tense, ongoing scuffle between Wet’suwet’en First Nations protesters and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. For now, the hereditary chiefs and members of the Unist’ot’en Camp agree to let workers from TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Corp.) onto unceded territory land in British Columbia slated for gas pipeline construction. The confrontation resulted in 14 arrests after a court ordered the protesters to take down barricades on the main road to the property. The traditional leadership is at odds with the First Nation’s elected chiefs over the pipeline. We’ll get a look at what’s at stake and what’s next in this latest pipeline construction flare-up.
Stewart Phillip (Okanagan) – president of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
Bruce McIvor (Métis) – principal of First Peoples Law
Dr. Karla Tait (Unis’tot’en member of the Dark House/ Gilsuihu Clan) – director of clinical programming Unis’tot’en Healing Center and Unis’tot’en house member
Break 1 Music: Fass and Grancy (song) Northern Cree Singers (artist) Drum Boy (album)
Break 2 Music: A Winter Dream (song) Nitanis “Kit” Largo (artist) Serenity (album)