There must be someone willing to get a helicopter full of strong female Wet'suwet'en Elders -- that'll put a verbal whipping and knowledge session on these young people -- and set them straight
I decided to walk up to take a closer look, and was warned by the two guards not to engage with anyone. I was shocked to learn this has been going on for eight days.
Before I could get close to the front steps, a young lady in her early 20s purposely walks in front of me...
Her: Are you here in solidarity with us and the Wet'suwet'en?
Me: Which portion of the Wet'suwet'en are you talking about exactly?
Her: If you want to be educated on the issues, you should come back tomorrow during the resistance rallies.
Me: I think I understand the issues. I was just wondering which Wet'suwet'en people or individuals you were speaking about specifically?
Her: If you're not standing with us and part of the resistance, you need to leave. Only warriors willing to rise are welcome here.
[Two guys with their lower faces covered in bandanas then gather around her]
Me: The resistance? Are we in a Star Wars movie right now?
Come on you guys, anyone here pretending to know the collective opinion of the Wet'suwet'en Nation is being rather naive at this point.
Give their people some time to deal with their own laws and issues. You are not helping anything.
Bandana Warrior: Maybe you should educate yourself about the Royal Proclamation and indigenous issues.
Me: Yeah okay. Ya'll have a good evening.
There must be someone out there willing to get a helicopter full of strong female Wet'suwet'en Elders -- that'll put a verbal whipping and knowledge session on these young people -- and set them straight.