The man who carry’s the talking stick, is the man who heads the table. (John Ridsdale)
The Office of the Wet’suwet’en made a bid to block the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline, that Horgan approved, then in another statement Horgan said the ‘rule of law applies,’ LNG pipeline will proceed despite opposition. That was a year ago in January when he made that bold, but unsupported statement.
“A B.C. Supreme Court judge has rejected a bid by the Office of the Wet’suwet’en to kill an extension of the environmental assessment certificate that gave the green light to a northern B.C. pipeline that was at the centre of countrywide protests.“
“The findings in the inquiry report are relevant, but there are no findings with respect to the project.”
“The judge said that an evaluation report of the project shared with the hereditary chiefs in September 2019 concluded that the concerns raised in the inquiry report had been addressed in the original application and in the development of a “socio-economic effects management plan” intended to mitigate wider problems associated with the project.”
Then on Monday the 19th 2021, we read the following, “The Province is providing Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs with $7.22 million to support work to implement Wet’suwet’en title and rights.” thanks to Horgan’s give away fest right on the heals of announcing that B.C. projects a $9.7 billion deficit.
The provincial debt will soar from $87.4 billion in 2020-21 to $127 billion in 2023-24, a 45 per cent increase.
In essence billing his spending spree to your children and grandchildren, remember that before you consider voting for Nathan Cullen or Taylor Bachrach in the future. They are handing out money like it grows on trees with a callous disregard towards those who will end up paying the tab. Buy a car and pay 12% of that price to Horgan, is that what we voted for?
Yes you read that right, this comes out of the pockets of every citizen in British Columbia and goes directly to 5 chiefs who are at odds with the entire Wet’suwet’en nation. Horgan has the audacity to say “The funding will be used to support Wet’suwet’en governance, engage in unity-building activities and facilitate ongoing discussions related to the 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).”
Do not make the assumption that Nathan Cullen does not bear part of the responsibility for not standing up for the citizens of the Wet’suwet’en nation, he is 100% responsible for his inaction.
A complete betrayal of aboriginal matriarchs, see WET’SUWET’EN FEMALE LEADERS DEMAND VOICE, CHALLENGE ACTIONS “(November 23, 2020) – The Wet’suwet’en Matrilineal Coalition has taken steps to ensure the rightful voice of female hereditary leaders is restored in Wet’suwet’en governance. The Wet’suwet’en Matrilineal Coalition’s legal counsel has taken the following steps on its behalf:
- Provided written notification challenging the validity of a June 3, 2020 “MOU” signed by federal and provincial ministers and certain other parties allegedly on behalf of the Wet’suwet’en to the federal and provincial governments.
- Provided written notification of the wrongful exclusion of female heredity leaders to the Office of the Wet’suwet’en (the “OW”).
- Launched human rights complaints with the Canadian Human Rights Commission and BC Human Rights Commission against the federal and provincial ministers alleging gender discrimination.
On one side we have 5 Hereditary chiefs (out of 13) and on the other side we have “661 on-reserve members, 1129 off-reserve members with a total population of 1790 people” who are at odds with the chiefs, and Horgan/Nathan Cullen hands them a cheque for 7.2 million dollars. Talk about trying to FIX the outcome with taxpayers money, now when I say fix, I do not mean repair, I mean manipulate.
“The three-year funding commitment will support the Wet’suwet’en in their work on governance and the shared goal of reunification within Wet’suwet’en Nation. The Office of the Wet’suwet’en, Houses and Clans will undertake an internal engagement process to advance unity-building, which will be inclusive of all Wet’suwet’en House members.”
Then this quote from the NDP Goverment “Some of the new funding will be used to renovate the former Lake Kathlyn school property, which Wet’suwet’en Nation bought in 2020 through a $1.23-million grant from the Province. The historical site to the Wet’suwet’en will be used for a Wet’suwet’en Nation governance centre, with space for administration offices and Wet’suwet’en resources.”
What a joke, its a gift, just how are you going to apply rules to that gift?
The provision of this grant funding is not a repayable loan or treaty payment. Meaning its an outright gift of 7.2 million dollars to 5 men.
Left unsaid was that the same goverment approved the sale the Lake Kathlyn school property that had an assessed value of $1.57 million dollars, the selling price was discounted to 1.1 million dollars, also coming out of tax payers pockets.
But there is more, remember the famous quote from John Ridsdale? “If the process goes as planned, Ridsdale suggested non-Indigenous people will have to get used to the idea of Indigenous rule, but said people shouldn’t notice much of a difference in practical terms.” see Interior News article here. For those of you who might doubt he actually said that. Just how repugnant is that statement?
This coming from a man who still has a dark cloud over his head and it appears they are trying to negotiate his way out of the charges against him for, “possessing a weapon for dangerous purpose” “careless use and storage of firearms” “Trespassing at night” and “Killing or injuring an animal” Criminal codes 86, 88, 177 and 445.
Not to forget that the victim said that John Ridsdale was drunk and staggering when he committed the offenses. Is this what the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs refer to as ““ ‘Wiggus Tset At’awt At’en’ Respect first?”
John Horgan used that quote in his announcement of gifting the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs with $7.2 million not of his own money, but that out of your and my wallets.
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This crap really pisses me off. Once again the BCNDP are catering to the few and ignoring what the majority want.
Side note*** the population quoted is the Witsit Band only and not the total amount of people that make up the Wetsuweten Nation. Just pointing it out for others. 😊
So glad to see you posting again after your absence Two Feathers! Yours is an important and powerful voice for all British Columbians!
I’m shocked by this decision from the NDP government as it crosses a red line for its support of five unelected and largely unsupported dictators over supporting democratically elected leaders and legitimate Chiefs using taxpayer money. The mask is off and the NDP have revealed themselves as fascists underneath it when the emphasis on “unity building” and “reunification within Wet’suwet’en Nation” clearly demonstrates their recognition of the divide within the community while our corrupted media deliberately misrepresents the issue.