Press Statement from the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations
The Chiefs of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations stand in solidarity with Indigenous Sovereign Nations that uphold traditional governance systems that pre-date the Indian Act. This is the (principle) of self-determination as stated in Articles 3 and 4 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
We call upon law enforcement officials to ensure safety of peaceful Land Protectors and the railway workers.
We call upon the RCMP to honour the request of the Wet’suwet’en people by immediately removing the RCMP’s mobile command unit from Wet’suwet’en territory. Following this, we call upon Prime Minister (Justin) Trudeau and Premier (John) Horgan to immediately meet with the Wet’suwet’en people to resolve this in a peaceful manner for all Indigenous Peoples and Canadians.
Canadians like Andrew Scheer and anyone else who believes that this should be resolved through force should check their privilege.
William (Billy) Morin
Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations