Self-determination & Land Struggle

Posted June 12, 2013

Toghestiy exposes the complex and varied extraction interests attempting to impose resource development projects in Wet'suwet'en territory; projects that are environmentally destructive and colonial-controlled.

WET'SUWET'EN YINTAH—Despite having the majority of their homelands and resources stolen by colonial dispossession, agriculturalism, deforestation and mining activities, the Wet'suwet'en continue to resist the imposition of federal and provincial jurisdiction; governments the people view as illegitimate regulatory systems.

Toghestiy talks about his connection to land.

Toghestiy explains how members of Wet’suwet’en are re-activating traditional governance systems and rejecting colonial government imposed processes such as the BC Treaty process.

Toghestiy shares how young people today can re-connect and strengthen their relationship to the land.

Toghestiy Wet’suwet’en, (Warner Naziel), hereditary Chief of the Likhts'amisyu clan of the Wet'suwet'en is an active Defender of the Land, dedicated to ensuring the heritage of his ancestors can be passed on to future generations.

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