First Nations land defenders in Canada filed a submission to the United Nations on Monday, detailing how their territory and human rights are being violated.
The group said the defenders are intimidated and surveilled by armed Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
They have also been called terrorists and dragged through colonial courts.
Their submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council was filed by the Gidimt’en GIDINTEN— one of the five clans of the Wet’suwet’en WET SO IH TEN Nation.
All five of the clans oppose the construction of Coastal GasLink’s pipeline through their territory in the province of British Columbia.
It is being built on tribal land that the Canadian Supreme Court acknowledges as unceded.