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Gitxsan Chiefs March in Vancouver

On October 11 Gitxsan Hereditary chiefs brought downtown Vancouver to a standstill as they led a peaceful protest to the steps of the BC Supreme Court. Their goal was to bring attention to the use of militarized RCMP C-Ring in the community and calls for this unit to be dismantled.

The protest received wide spread media attention and reporting in many outlets across the country.

“The laws that are imposed on us, you know, it seems to be one-sided,” Gitxsan Hereditary Chief Clifford Sampare said in an interview with Canada’s National Observer. “There’s no consideration for our traditional laws, and our law is to protect the land. When we try to go and protect our territories, they call a militia on us.”

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Read the full Story Here ‘How is that reconciliation?’: Hereditary Gitxsan Nation chiefs rally for their rights

On November 21st The Chiefs will once again be looking to bring the attention to the BC Supreme Court protecting their community as they March in Smithers, BC.

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