I had to laugh at the end of this video. It shows a civil, courteous conversation between members of the Unis’tot’en of the Wet’suwet’en Peoples (in Canada) and representatives of Chevron. The Chevron representatives brought a “peace offering:” a case of bottled water, wrapped in plastic, and a couple of small boxes of cigars. Think about the context, and then laugh with me.
White man say, “We give you wampum and presents. You give us island.” Indigenous people say, “WTF?”
Chevron kicked out of Unist'ot'en
Yesterday Chevron, the company behind the Pacific Trails fracking pipeline, attempted to enter our unceded territories. They have no consent from our chiefs and our hereditary governance system, who are standing strong in their stance against all pipelines. Next to the Wedzin Kwah river, which is pure enough to drink from, Chevron presented us with an offering of bottled water and industrial tobacco.