RCMP convoy heads toward Unist'ot'en Camp on traditional Wet'suwet'en territory

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      The next chapter is unfolding in the Canadian and B.C. governments' efforts to develop a $40-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C.

      The Unist'ot'en Camp has tweeted that a convoy of 16 RCMP vehicles and four snowmobiles is headed its way.

      The RCMP has invited the media to join officers to the 66-kilometre mark along the Morice West Forest Service Road, where the camp is located.

      "An area has been designated for the media near the bridge that will allow a vantage point that will not interfere with police actions and still offer the opportunity to document actions as they occur," the Mounties said in a statement.

      A new video shows Unist'to'ten women holding a ceremony honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women, "inviting their spirits to stand with them against the same RCMP who denied them justice".

      They draped women's clothing at the access point to symbolize the loss of Indigenous women and girls' lives in northern B.C.

      Police are enforcing a B.C. Supreme Court injunction obtained by Coastal GasLink to enable its $6.6-billion pipeline project to be built across unceded Wet'suwet'en territory.

      The pipeline will carry fracked natural gas from northeastern B.C. to Kitimat to fuel an LNG Canada plant.

      Hereditary chiefs oppose all pipelines on traditional territory. All 20 elected bands and councils along the route have signed agreements with the pipeline company.

      The hereditary chiefs, however, point out that the elected chiefs and councils only have jurisdiction over reserve lands created through the Indian Act, and not over unceded Indigenous territory.