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THE DECLARATION

We, the Wet’suwet’en have inhabited and governed our Yintah – our lands and waters – according to our laws and traditions, since time immemorial.

Our relationship to our Yintah through our governance system is ancient and profound.

Our inherent rights and title and our legal authority over these 22,000 square kilometres of lands and waters have never been ceded, surrendered, sold or relinquished in Treaty or in any other way.

As was proven in the Supreme Court of Canada ruling of December 11, 1997, in the historic Delgamuukw/Gisday’wa court case, our status as a Hereditary Nation has not been extinguished.

Whereas:

We, the Wet’suwet’en now come together in Peace and Unity with our fellow Indigenous peoples, leaders, and supporters of all walks of life and professions to demand:

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