We are the power: Canada’s Indigenous land defenders pledge to fight on
By Brandi Morin
January 24, 2022
Freda Huson has been praying. The Wet’suwet’en matriarch and wing chief of the Unist’ot’en Dark House Clan left her home on the Witset First Nation more than a decade ago to return to her yintah, the land of her ancestors, in order to protect it from encroaching industry.
On the land, she built a healing centre with her niece and sister, where Wet’suwet’en can return to their roots, connect with the land and drink the waters of the Wedzin Kwa, a sacred river so pure that people can drink directly from it.