Category: Secwepemc

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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...

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Sakej Ward remembers Wolverine

By Sakej Ward SECWEPEMC TERRITORY – We just returned from Wolverine’s funeral. The Secwepemc communities and families did an amazing job with the funeral ceremonies. They took such good care of the guests, feasting them,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Demands grow for Gustafsen Lake inquiry

By Fernando Arce TS’PETEN TERRITORY – A group of Indigenous nations are asking the Canadian government to lead a national inquiry into the RCMP’s violent response during the 1995 Gustafsen Lake Standoff, better known...

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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...

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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...