Dozens of Indigenous people and their supporters have set up camp in a remote part of northern B.C., using a strategic access point to control who can get into the territory, as RCMP officers set up nearby.
Standing in a cooking tent at the Gidimt’en camp, people mill about making soup, brewing coffee and chatting. Some sit huddled around a small fire outside, snow falling all around them.
But they’re not sure what will happen next, after more than a dozen RCMP officers have checked into a hotel in Houston, the nearest town to the Gidimt’en camp.
Didn’t they used to call this extortion?