Mohawks Block Tracks at Adirondack Junction
Written by Paul on February 10, 2020
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke is condemning the RCMP and their latest raids into Wet’suwet’en territory. In a release this morning the MCK said: “While Canada, British Columbia and the RCMP use a ‘rule of law’ argument to allow the controversial pipeline through Wet’suwet’en traditional territory, it has once again been made very clear that there is a fundamental disconnection between the authorities and First Nations people.”
Community member Kahentinetha spoke with K1037 from the Adirondack Junction where on Saturday supporters placed a single lawn chair on the tracks as a sign of Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en:
“We’re here to raise the issue of what’s happening to those people and what’s happening to a lot of us all over Canada and that’s an on-going thing, you don’t have to be standing by a big pile of snow, you can talk from anywhere. Anybody can do something to help us by demonstrating against what the “corporation of Canada” is doing to us.”
Despite the fact that members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation have not consented to the building of the pipeline on their territory, 11 people have been arrested, sparking protests both around the country including in Kahnawà:ke . All rail traffic at the Adirondack Junction remains stopped including the shutdown of the EXO Candiac train line today.