Pacheedaht First Nation chiefs in Canada tell anti-logging protesters to leave their lands


Leaders condemn ‘unsolicited involvement by others in our territory’ as activists seek to protect old-growth trees

Two chiefs of a First Nation in western Canada have told anti-old growth logging protesters camped out on their traditional lands to pack up and go home.

Operating under the banner of the Rainforest Flying Squad, a group of predominantly non-Indigenous activists have been blocking logging roads across a swath of southern Vancouver Island and calling for an immediate halt to old-growth logging since last August.

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