Wet'suwet'en First Nation
The Wet'suwet'en First Nation is a First Nations band located outside of the village Burns Lake in the central interior of British Columbia. It was formerly known as the Broman Lake Indian Band and is still usually referred to as Broman Lake although this is no longer its official name. Its members speak the Witsuwit'en dialect of Babine-Witsuwit'en, a Northern Athabaskan language. The main community is on Palling Indian Reserve No. 1.
As of February 2013, the Nation has approximately 234 registered members, with 123 members living on reserve.
The Wet'suwet'en First Nation was formerly part of the Omineca Band. In 1984 the Omineca Band split into the Broman Lake and Nee-Tahi-Buhn bands. The Skin Tayi band later split off from Nee-Tahi-Buhn.
The Unist'ot'en Clan has had a checkpoint for the last half decade, the Unist'ot'en Camp, which has been stopping all pipeline crews from entering the Yintah since they do not have permission from their clan mother Freda Huson. The land is unceded, which means that any corporation, company, or police force from Canada has no authority on the land.
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