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Gustafsen Lake’s Exiled – by Fernando Acre

The Gustafsen Lake is one of the most significant conflicts between Indigenous people and the Canadian state in recent memory. Over 400 RCMP officers used helicopters, armoured personnel carriers and fired over 70,000 rounds of ammunition at the Indigenous land defenders over the 30 day siege. As Indigenous people involved…
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William Jones “Wolvering” Ignace: 1932-2016

(Secwepemc Elder William Jones “Wolverine” Ignace died Tuesday in his home. He was 84. Photo courtesy of Ts’Peten Defenders) @JorgeBarrera APTN National News SECWEPEMC TERRITORY – Secwepemc Elder William Jones “Wolverine” Ignace, who gained international recognition after the 1995 Gustafsen Lake standoff, died early Tuesday evening surrounded by family in his…
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The Secwepemc treaty vote is a human rights violation

By Arthur Manuel SECWEPEC TERRITORY – The upcoming northern Secwepemc vote on the Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw (NStQ) treaty is a violation of our human and indigenous right to self-determination as the Secwepemc People under Article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Secwepemc People collectively make…
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Gustafsen Lake’s Exiled

By Fernando Acre GUSTAFSEN LAKE – The 1995 Gustafsen Lake standoff was one of the most significant conflicts between Indigenous people and the Canadian state. Over 400 RCMP officers used helicopters, armoured personnel carriers and fired over 70,000 rounds of ammunition at the Indigenous land defenders over the 30 day siege.…
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Wolverine calls for Inquiry into Gustafsen Lake Standoff

UNCEDED SECWEPEMC TERRITORY - On December 30th of 2015, Secwepemc Elder Wolverine (also known as William Jones Ignace) sent an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling for a national public inquiry into the Gustafsen Lake standoff. In this conflict, police and "anti-terrorism" units (directed by the NDP government then…
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Wolverine calls for inquiry into Gustafsen Lake standoff

UNCEDED SECWEPEMC TERRITORY - On December 30th of 2015, Secwepemc Elder Wolverine (also known as William Jones Ignace) sent an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling for a national public inquiry into the Gustafsen Lake standoff. In this conflict, police and "anti-terrorism" units (directed by the NDP government then…
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