By Amber Bracken, participant of The Center, Advanced Mentorship Program
Nov. 25, 2021
Police made arrests Friday, triggering international attention of Canada’s support for the Coastal GasLink pipeline, which is opposed by hereditary chiefs.
In the pre-dawn morning on Friday, Nov. 19, Sleydo’ Molly Wickham, a wing chief in Cas Yikh house of the Gidimt’en clan, checks communications in a tiny house stationed next to a Coastal GasLink drill site along the Wedzin Kwa (Morice) River. Although light hasn’t yet broken into the small wooden structure, Wickham is already performing media interviews. Her fellow supporters in the one-room structure begin to sit up as they hear Wickham tell a reporter that “several RCMP buses have been spotted coming up the hill.”