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Federal silence on Wet’suwet’en tensions a ‘worrisome’ sign of faltering Liberal push on reconciliation, say advocates

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Green Party MP Paul Manly says tensions in Wet'suwet'en territory reveal ‘political failure’ on the part of the federal government.

Critics are questioning whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government are as committed to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in a minority Parliament as tensions rise about resource projects in B.C. and Alberta. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

As the new Wet’suwet’en blockade enters its fourth week, some advocates say the tensions are revealing gaps in the Liberal reconciliation effort, laying bare the need for new models of Indigenous self governance and respect for land rights.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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