On big issues like land claims, Canada litigates rather than reconciles with First Nations, or sends in the RCMP
Until anything changes, the most dangerous place for any Indigenous person to be is between a white man and his money. And that is exactly where the Wet’suwet’en are now.
Wet’suwet’en land defenders, pictured on Feb. 7, 2020, marching in downtown Ottawa. The confrontation is over an unwanted pipeline crossing Wet’suwet’en territory, just as it was the first time when Indigenous people across the country blocked roads and railways to show their support, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade