Rolling up to the Camp
While on her way to work Monday, Jacquie Bowes, also a member of the Gidimt’en clan had seen multiple RCMP vehicles parked in Houston. Bowes documented them on the move via facebook live. The video shows multiple police and tactical vehicles that were on the move towards the camp.
Bowes says the she wants the world to see how much force is being gathered in order to enforce the injunction. Ultimately, she wants people to understand what they are going through before they start labelling them and taking their land.
“You’ve got to know the story before you start putting labels on it. We use these territories and they’re important. They give our children a sense of belonging and acceptance. For those facing addiction they get helped at the healing lodge. There’s a lot of history out here and the past is our future. We’re trying to face the intergenerational trauma that’s been happening to our people.” – Jacquie Bowes, member of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation
According to Bowes, Heriditary Chiefs of the Gidimt’en clan were allowed by RCMP to cross the road block as of noon Monday. However, this may change as work orders and the injunction force people off the land.