Federal agency monitors First Nations' and environmental protests in B.C. - 2014-09-24

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F0.png Federal agency monitors First Nations' and environmental protests in B.C. September 24, 2014, Travis Lupick, Georgia Straight

First Nations leaders are both alarmed and confused by their organizations' names appearing in a record of hundreds of peaceful protests monitored by the federal government.

"It really calls to question the notion of democracy and freedom of speech," said Gwaans (Beverley Clifton Percival), a member of the Git-xsan First Nation. "I'm curious as to how they generate such lists."

According to the document, Git-xsan members held a rally in Hazelton, in northwestern B.C., on October 4, 2013. The event's "sponsor" was the Gitxsan Treaty Society, a negotiating body for which Clifton Percival is the spokesperson. The agency reporting to Ottawa was the RCMP.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Travis | last = Lupick | title = Federal agency monitors First Nations' and environmental protests in B.C. | url = https://www.straight.com/news/734746/federal-agency-monitors-first-nations-and-environmental-protests-bc | work = Georgia Straight | date = September 24, 2014 | accessdate = October 3, 2019 }}