On December 20, the Guardian released an article detailing the contents of RCMP documents pertaining to the January 7, 2019 raid on the Gidimt’en Access Point. The documents confirm that RCMP were prepared to use lethal force, that they were willing to target and arrest unarmed Indigenous people and elders, and that they prepared to apprehend our children.Continue reading Gidimt’en Statement On Documents Showing “#Canada Police Prepared To Shoot Indigenous Activists”
Today, members of the RCMP’s Aboriginal Police Liaison met with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs and indicated that specially trained
tactical forces will be deployed to forcibly remove Wet’suwet’en people from sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory. Police refused to provide any
details of their operation to the Dini’ze and Tsake’ze (hereditary chiefs) including the number of officers moving in, the method of forcible removal, or the timing of deployment. By rejecting the requests for information by the Dini’ze and Tsake’ze the RCMP indicated that they intend to surprise and overwhelm the Wet’suwet’en people who are protecting their territories on the ground.