This afternoon, police broke down a wooden gate and arrested several people at the Gidim’ten Checkpoint, a camp on the snowy Morice River road southwest of the town of Houston. The Gidim’ten or Gitdumden are one of five clans that make up the Wet’suwet’en Nation.Farther up the road lies the Unis’tot’en Camp, a homestead maintained over the last ten years by members of the Unis’tot’en house group, part of a different Wet’suwet’en clan on adjacent territory. Observers say police are headed toward the Unis’tot’en Camp with an excavator and other heavy equipment.Hereditary leaders for all five clans have withheld consent for new pipeline construction across Wet’suwet’en territories, which is what prompted tonight’s raid.
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