group shot with police on left - crowd behind - on the railway tracks - Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Event - Toronto Train Stopped at Dufferin Street and Bartlett Avenue in Toronto - Saturday, February 8, 2020
## Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Event - Toronto Train Stopped at Dufferin Street and Bartlett Avenue in Toronto - Saturday, February 8, 2020
Photographed the protest at Dufferin Street and Bartlett Avenue in Tkaronto Toronto. A dance party that shut down CN rail, blocking a crossing on the rail 💃 💃
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11:00am to 6pm.
The event was peaceful and the march was enjoyed without major incident. The Toronto Police were professional and the event resolved peacefully with no arrests. The weather was cold, and sunny.
## Indigenous Youth Demands
“Our demands as Indigenous youth in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en are as follows:
- That you do everything within your power as a Canadian politician to ensure that the following demands of Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs are met, and provide proof of your efforts to meet the following demands via direct contact with the youth
- That the RCMP and associated security and policing services be immediately withdrawn from Wet’suwet’en lands, in agreement with the most recent letter provided by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’s (CERD) request
- That the province cease construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline project and suspend permits
- That the UNDRIP and our right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) are respected by the state and RCMP
- That the provincial and federal government, RCMP and private industry employed by CGL respect our laws and our governance system, and refrain from using any force to access our lands or remove our people
- That the BC Premier and relevant Ministers meet with Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs to receive and adhere to these demands
## Wet'suwet'en Resistance Camp
The Unisʼtotʼen cabin and resistance camp is a reoccupation of the traditional, unceded territory of the Wetʼsuwetʼen First Nation. The camp was set up in 2010 by hereditary chief as a means to block access to Wetʼsuwetʼen territory by pipeline related industries. Some members and all the hereditary chiefs of the Wetʼsuwetʼen First Nation feel they have a sacred duty to protect the land from harm and preserve it for future generations, though several elected Wet'suwet'en band councils signed agreements to build the pipeline. Located 1,200 km (740 mi) by road from Vancouver, BC and about 130 km from the town of Smithers, it is on the shores of the Wedzin Kwah and mouth of Gosnell Creek. These are all tributary to the Skeena, Bulkley, and Babine rivers. Members of the Unisʼtotʼen clan, First Nations peoples, and other supporters staff the camp.
## About Wet'suwet'en
Wetʼsuwetʼen (also rendered Hwotsotenne, Witsuwitʼen, Wetsuwetʼen, Wetsʼuwetʼen) are a First Nations people who live on the Bulkley River and around Burns Lake, Broman Lake, and Francois Lake in the northwestern Central Interior of British Columbia. The name they call themselves, Wetʼsuwetʼen, means "People of the Wa Dzun Kwuh River (Bulkley River)".
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