Encounter at the Border
When TransCanada attempts to deliver a Canadian court injunction against a decade-old Wet’suwet’en checkpoint, they run into a second checkpoint instead. The Wet’suwet’en people have never signed treaties with Canada or sold their lands, a fact confirmed by Canada’s Supreme Court in 1997 in a landmark case known as Delgamuukw.
TRNN mini-doc to come soon: After a Canadian court issued an injunction to force the Wet’suwet’en nation to allow pipeline workers to enter their territory, a neighbouring clan constructs a second checkpoint. This video shows the illuminating encounter that took place when employees from TransCanada arrived at the new checkpoint. Filming by Jesse Freeston.