Wet’suwet’en Demand RCMP Stand Down, Discussions Begin



Wet’suwet’en Territory, February 27th, 2020

We are seeing many pre-emptive and presumptive news reports, erroneously confirming that we have come to an agreement with the RCMP and the state. Before talks had even begun, mainstream and right wing media was reporting an end to the discussion, seeking to quell dissent and silence support for our position.

We confirm that discussions have begun today, but the terms of the discussions have yet to be determined and agreed upon.

We have not yet received, as a gesture of respect from the RCMP, the written confirmation that our demands will be met and upheld while discussions are ongoing, nor that discussions will continue after February 28th.

Please stand by and watch our pages and that of Gidimt’en Checkpoint for progress and updates. We thank you for your continued solidarity and support in this pivotal and stressful time.

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Freda Huson

Jen Wickham
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