A child waves a Mohawk flag at a Toronto demonstration in support of the pipeline protests and rail blockades, February 22, 2020. (Richard Lautens / Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Canadian paramilitary and police forces are occupying parts of the sovereign territories of the Indigenous Wet’suwet’en, Gitxsan, and Mohawk peoples. This is their attempt to stamp out the blockades, protests, and occupations that Indigenous people and their supporters have set up across the country. Protesters have shut down commuter rail services in Vancouver, parts of Montreal, and Toronto, as well as freight rail services in central Canada, and disrupted the Canadian economy in the process.

They oppose the construction of a natural gas pipeline that would run through Wet’suwet’en land in northern British Columbia, a project which the group’s hereditary chiefs have said directly contradicts their own legal right to administer the territory. Read more by clicking here: Activism