All posts by Francis Baptiste

A Third Letter From the UN to the Government of Canada

For the third time the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has sent a letter to the Canadian government to raise concerns about Canada’s escalated use of force, surveillance, and criminalization against land defenders and peaceful protesters and for Canada’s failure to obtain the free, prior, and informed consent from First Nations for the Coastal Gas Link project and the Trans Mountain Project (TMX).

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Stands with Nation Member Will George Upon His 28-Day Jail Sentence

səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/Tsleil-Waututh Territory (May 11th, 2022) – Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) is frustrated and dismayed with the 28-day jail sentence of Will George, a Tsleil-Waututh member, sentenced yesterday by the BC Supreme Court. Will George was acting in peaceful land defence against the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project (TMX), a project that puts his ancestral lands and waters and community at significant risk.

The Return of the Herring Population to Indian Arm

As Spring comes into bloom, it’s the perfect time to take a moment for gratitude, to stop and behold the beauty of the land and waters we share. For Earth Day, 2022, it’s important to remember what we’re fighting for when we protect our waters. This week, the TWN field crew were surprised and delighted to observe evidence of extensive herring spawn in the waters of the territory. 

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