March 11, 2019

Did anti-oil activists plant First Nations artifacts to halt BC pipeline construction?

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

The location where indigenous artifacts conveniently appeared on the Coastal Gaslink pipeline route is almost certainly not the primordial location of the objects.

In an embarrassing report released Friday by the BC Oil and Gas Commission, “The soils upon which the artifacts were found would not typically contain any such cultural artifacts and this was likely not their original location.”

The anti-oil and gas activists who allegedly found two lithic tools have some tough questions coming their way. The notice to Coastal Gaslink, and the government of BC, which triggered sections of British Columbia’s Heritage Conservation Act, effectively stopped one of the few lifelines for Canada’s energy sector in its tracks. 

Coastal Gas Link, as you might know, is the 670-kilometer pipeline that would carry Canadian natural gas from Dawson Creek to Kitimat British Columbia. As expected, eco-radicals are trying every trick in the book to keep Western Canada’s energy sector gasping for air.

First, it started with an illegal blockade at the arbitrarily located Unist'ot'en camp. The Tides- and Forest Ethics- funded fake First Nation known as the Society of the Wet’suwet’en was self-admittedly behind this blockade. The mainstream media, of course, lent legitimacy to this group by calling them a real, registered First Nation.

That couldn’t be farther from the case, as I reported in an earlier story. The CBC lied about them, to make them, and their message, sound real.

Now, to be clear, there is a Wet’su’weten First Nation, but this was not them. In fact, the Chief of the real Wet’su’weten signed on to Coastal Gas Link agreement, bringing in millions for her First Nation. She thought it was a great project that would benefit her aboriginal constituents, and that was that – or so they thought.

Instead of listening to the legitimate, elected, female leader of the Wet’suwet’en, five men running the Wet’suwet’en activist company bulldozed over Chief Karen Ogen’s wishes, and set up this illegal blockade.

It turns out, it wasn’t just the then female Chief that these activists betrayed; The Globe and Mail reported that the men running the Wet’su’weten company also revoked the hereditary titles of three women who supported the pipeline deal.

Lately, anti-oil activism in British Columbia has corrupted local indigenous groups with foreign cash, manipulating them to set up blockades, and legal action to stop the pipelines at any cost.

As the 670-kilometer pipeline inches closer and closer to coming online, I would not be surprised if these cowardly attempts become more and more desperate, and more and more dangerous.

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commented 2019-03-15 00:00:10 -0400

This thread was a real challenge….but that’s good…Watch this animation about the legend of the cannibal phenomina that the natives called WENDIGO

Why would they sacrifice scarce lodge poles to make a platform for the dead…for forensic police work….if you place the dead too high for animals to reach…and the dead are tampered with….then you know you have a WENDIGO in your midst…and knowing THAT was worth the value of the poles.

Let go of the notion that things have to make sense in the scope of what makes sense to you.
commented 2019-03-14 17:39:56 -0400
Word is, that this issue has been straightened out.. The “Artifacts” have been returned to local Beer and Liquor Stores.. A nice profit was made on said Artifacts.. Now, don’t tell me you all were thinking the same thing?
commented 2019-03-14 01:34:20 -0400
Charred Remains…the reason why I treat this subject with such passion is because it takes me back to the reason why I defend freedom of speach.

I was sitting in a high school class room…resented because I was one of the “egg heads” lately from a failed experiment with “gifted children”…as Stephan Molineaux will tell you we are the most despised and hunted of all humans.

The subject matter being taught that day was the poem “The Ryme of the Ancient Mariner” (which I had already studied years before in the “privilaged” group) so my attention was lapsed…and I was stareing out the window…now called ADHD…back then it was called “euboreme”…;-)


“I think it means that he confessed to resorting to canibalism … he lived off of the corpses of the beautifull men just like the thousand slimy things that lived on”

The class laughed…and I was sent to the principal for punishment …fortunately the principal got it…but from that day forward…I became PASSIONATE…about freedom of speach.
commented 2019-03-14 01:15:38 -0400
commented 2019-03-12 22:43:00 -0400
Anyway… The living deal with the dead the way that their resources allows them to without compromising the living.
commented 2019-03-12 22:38:45 -0400 · Flag
Just as a footnote on native views of how the dead are to be treated….the Lakota did not scalp Custer at Little Big Horn…the warrior who killed Custer came to take his scalp…but the Lokota woman with whom he had an affair pleaded with him not to….he cut off one of Custer’s finger tips as a war trophy…the woman then reamed out Custer’s ears with a sewing awl so that he would be a better listener in the next life.

All US Cavalry troops were found where they fell, and with the exception of Custer…all were scalped and mutilated in a way that would inconvenience them in the next life….no Indian dead were found left on the battle field.

In light of this I find it doubtfull that natives were cynical callous or indifferent about the dead.
commented 2019-03-12 21:49:13 -0400
CHARRED REMAINS commented 1 hour ago
You’re talking about them feeding their dead to their dogs… Eskimos and Inuit used to practice cannibalism when food was short


Which is why they were despised by all other tribes and were deemed not to be trusted…they were WENDIGO
commented 2019-03-12 20:56:35 -0400
Movies are for entertainment.. not education .. if you’re a primitive tribe on the Prairie and wolves are stocking you it has nothing to do with your dead and everything to do with the weak.. yes they will eat your dad if they can and they will eat your living but don’t kid yourself they always know where you are and it’s their hunger that drives them to irrational actions.!
commented 2019-03-12 20:38:13 -0400
Pre-European contact they were living pretty primitively and speaking of how people bury their dead and some honour their dead more than others.. but I tell you what… Thet can only be honoured as far as the resources for the living will permit.!! And that is universally true everywhere.
commented 2019-03-12 20:27:31 -0400
You’re talking about them feeding their dead to their dogs… Eskimos and Inuit used to practice cannibalism when food was short
commented 2019-03-12 20:26:21 -0400
Now you’re talking post European contact… Everything changed with steel and edged tools .
commented 2019-03-12 19:45:36 -0400
Have you seen the movie the Grey with Liam Neeson?…..If you don’t want the wolves to eat you and your children….you must make sure that they never get the chance to eat your dead.
commented 2019-03-12 19:29:38 -0400 · Flag
Charred Remains….if a young hunter/brave could get enough buffalo hides to afford a Henry lever action repeating rifle (there were lots of those at Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee flash point was over a brave who had one refusing to give it up)…then things were not so impoverished that they would feed their dead to their dogs.

When I was learning about funerals and commerations I came across this story. There was a Neanderthal grave found in Iran. The fellow in it got messed up bad in his late teens or early twenties with catastrophic broken limbs…from battle or from a hunt? who can say…but he lived into his forties before he died…so people cared about him and looked after him. There was something peculiar found in the grave…there was a yellow layer all around and below the skeleton. Upon analysis it proved to be lycopodium…flower pollen….his grave had been chock full of flowers when they put him in it. Not what you would think of Neanderthals .

Some people honour their dead more than others.
commented 2019-03-12 18:49:22 -0400
Glenn Craig, I heard a few years ago that in Vilnius they were digging foundations or something. They dug up the remains of Napoleons defeated troops in large numbers. Lots of holocaust sites as well. The holocaust actually began in Lithuania even before the Einsatzgruppen arrived.
commented 2019-03-12 15:39:30 -0400
That link went nowhere…
commented 2019-03-12 15:38:31 -0400 · Flag
Anyway… If it meant heating a few teepees or letting some dead guys rot on top of some wooden poles while everybody else had to eat frozen raw wormy meat while they are freezing in the dark because they used their heating and cooking and life resources on some dead guys, I don’t think they would risk any more deaths to use those and other valuable resources on some old dead guys so they can rot above ground.. Common sense would dictate resources are for the living… You mentioned caskets and no matter what society, that is a luxury not a necessity.. a casket has no other use than to bury the dead, wooden poles on the other hand in a Stone Age society are incredibly valuable and a necessity of life and not to be wasted dealing with the dead. Why would day Intentionally causing needless hardship on others by wasting that resource.. By the way.. those copper pots were not North American Indian technology.!!!!
commented 2019-03-12 15:24:35 -0400 · Flag
There was plains Indians before horses got here… The entire Indian story is ongoing BS that we will never ever know the truth about… here is a culture that calls themselves a nation that has never built a road or an institute of higher learning or hospitals, schools and maintained infrastructure, who’s contribution to the scientific community is practically zero and not having a formal written language until the Jesuits showed them how to do it.. oral tradition doesn’t really track history that well.!! They were nomadic hunter gatherers that lived light moved fast who took slaves from neighbouring tribes and kidnapped women for wives and fought to the death over hunting ground. and like I said oral tradition can be made up as you go covering all your tracks and fitting any narrative.. those copper pots had to be hush-hushed really quickly before the tooth paste got squeezed out of that tube.
commented 2019-03-12 15:23:23 -0400
Can’t seem to post the link to the Michigan copper mine but it is there to be found and it is bronze age and the copper did make it to the Mediterranean market. In fact there are several articles on it.
commented 2019-03-12 15:18:15 -0400
The shelter of the dead man is just dead weight
commented 2019-03-12 15:13:50 -0400
Meaning they wouldn’t spend their valuable resources that would keep them alive on something that was dead .
commented 2019-03-12 15:12:50 -0400
They would die without the shelter Glenn… Nobody cuts their nose off to spite their face because they understood the living are far more valuable than the dead
commented 2019-03-12 15:11:54 -0400
Of course the natives got all excited because of a copper pot… that would absolutely destroy their narrative of first nations… Anybody technologically advanced enough to make copper pots could make copper arrowheads and copper tools but they ( The Indians ) never did so there’s no such thing as first nations because somebody else was here first that knew how to work copper.
commented 2019-03-12 15:11:31 -0400
People spend a lot on caskets.
commented 2019-03-12 15:09:28 -0400
Another point Charred Remains….the plains indian culture is entirely post Columbus…their horses were stolen from the Spanish and that lifestyle was impossible without horses.
commented 2019-03-12 15:08:58 -0400
The polls for teepees… Not Paris damn spellcheck
commented 2019-03-12 15:08:32 -0400
The Paris for teepees were a very expensive commodity and they were not to be burned and they were not to be used for burial… that was the shelter and the posts would last almost forever and they were used for moving camp as well… as for the copper pots who knows but there is no copper arrowheads so maybe the Vikings made it a little further in land and people thought.
commented 2019-03-12 15:04:39 -0400
Charred Remains….look up the “red ochre” copper pot burials and the large bronze age copper mine found in the Great Lakes region. I met an archeologist who found one of these copper pot burial sites and got into a clash with natives over trying to excavate it. It is a good point about the availability of wood on the prairies, but if they had lodge poles for teepees they had suitable posts and racking for platform burials.
commented 2019-03-12 13:59:35 -0400
So if I remember correctly you’re in Quebec somewhere… Ontario and Quebec have a lot of hardwood some softwood but mostly hardwood and I’ve processed hardwood with chainsaws, axes and 20 ton mechanical log splitters and it’s a big deal… They won’t be chopping down any trees with Stone Age stone clubs to put together enough wood to support a body off the ground… That privilege may have been For a chief or an important member of the tribe but not for every day Indians… It is way too labour-and resource intensive to do that many times a year and wasting valuable firewood for a funeral lift and if you don’t believe me go chop a dozen trees down with a Stone Age tool… A 4 inch oak or ash or maybe some hickory because that grows in Ontario and Quebec I believe if that practice even happened outside of movies it may have started once the Europeans got here and introduced him to forged steel edged tools.. I digress… Go cut down a dozen trees and then chop them to the right length with stone age tools and your body may be de-composing faster than the funeral lift is being built. Maybe they just haul them up into a tree that was big enough if they could find one… They certainly wouldn’t find any along Canada southern border across the prairie provinces.. Also when they speak to “ancient Indian burial” grounds I think the operating word here is “burial grounds” The Indians have been using that term since forever and I have no recollection of any of them speaking to building funeral lifts… It’s always been “ancient Indian burial grounds“ and these people were far removed from any Catholic influence so let’s just say if they started burying their people from Catholic influence these could no longer be considered ancient burial grounds because the European influence had arrived here. I would consider that a large part of the bones that are found are European but somehow their flavoured native to fit a narrative.
commented 2019-03-12 13:08:15 -0400
Either way Glenn there should’ve been lots of bones all over the place.. but what about the southern Alberta natives that didn’t have any wood… Have you ever been to Lethbridge or Drumheller or Regina and so on… If you have you would understand what I’m getting at and I’m sure that they didn’t have trade to the extent they were trading resources for funeral requirements or other agreements with natives to bring them wood so they could get their dead off the ground. I am sure they disposed of their dead in the most efficient way possible.. I would say in the best case scenario they might do something like that but more often than not they were buried under rocks when there was no word as is in the case of southern Alberta southern Saskatchewan southern Manitoba… They weren’t forging copper either.. they only had stone age tools until the Europeans got here so they weren’t working a lot of wood… It’s a good story though, quite entertaining.!! I think I saw that movie too where they had their dead off the ground… I think chief Dan George was in that and somebody found him up there and he wasn’t quite dead yet.. good movie but not close to the truth at all.. with no forged edged steel tools nobody is cutting trees down to hang their dead on or otherwise.. i’ve studied a lot of history and you’re the first guy telling me that natives were forging copper back in the day… I don’t think so.! Which brings us back to no edged tools no sawing trees down the place you’re dead on the rocks or otherwise… They like the Inuit would place their dead under rocks.. if no rocks were available they would use what was ever handy to dispose of the body..