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Molly Wickham, Spokesperson of Gidimt’en Clan of Wet'suwet'en Nation will speak to media about opposition to Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline
What: Media availability with Molly Wickham, Spokesperson of Gidimt’en Clan of Wet'suwet'en Nation prior to her speaking event at 6:30 pm that hundreds are expected to attend: https://www.facebook.com/events/767000023686094/
When: Friday February 8 at 6:00 pm
Where: SFU Harbour Center Foyer, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver.
Who: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and Reuben George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation will join Molly Wickham
February 7 2019 – Vancouver: Last month, the whole world watched as RCMP descended onto unceded Gitdimt’en territories of the Wet’suwet’en Nation to enforce a court injunction sought by Coastal GasLink. One of those arrested was Gitdimt’en Clan spokesperson Molly Wickham.
Molly Wickham will be speaking on Friday February 8 at SFU Harbour Center to a packed audience. She will be available to speak to media for a media scrum at the venue at 6:00 pm about upholding Wet’suwet’en laws and jurisdiction in the face of pipeline proposals operating illegally and without consent on unceded Wet’suwet’en territories. She will be joined by Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and Reuben George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
Under ‘Anuc niwh’it’en (Wet’suwet’en law) all five clans of the Wet’suwet’en have unanimously opposed all pipeline proposals and we have not provided free, prior, and informed consent to Coastal GasLink to do work on Wet’suwet’en lands. Coastal GasLink is proposing a 670-kilometer fracked gas pipeline that would carry fracked gas from Dawson Creek, B.C. to the coastal town of Kitimat, where LNG Canada’s processing plant would be located. LNG Canada is the single largest private investment in Canadian history.
Molly Wickham says, “We will not be forcefully removed from our territories. This is our home. Our medicines, our berries, our food, the animals, our water, our culture are all here since time immemorial. We are obligated to protect our ways of life for our babies unborn.”