At The Discourse, we provide community-powered local journalism and deep dives on issues you care about. Lately, one of the biggest stories on Vancouver Island is the Fairy Creek Blockade, a series of blockades underway in Pacheedaht and Ditidaht territories organized by land defenders who aim to protect what remains of the region’s old-growth forest. In recent weeks, events have escalated as police began enforcing the injunction won by Surrey-based logging company Teal-Jones.
Our sister publication IndigiNews has been on the ground listening to the Indigenous voices involved and sharing them in authentic, culturally nuanced ways. Meanwhile, both The Discourse and IndigiNews have joined a coalition of journalists to challenge the RCMP’s enforcement of the injunction which has limited journalists’ access to the enforcement area, in violation of their legal rights to press freedom which is protected by Canadian law.
Want to stay up to date with everything that is happening? We’re launching a pop-up newsletter that combines coverage from The Discourse and IndigiNews on Fairy Creek. You’ll get important context, new perspectives and reports from the ground as well as updates on the legal case to give journalists the right to cover what is happening in our old growth forests.
This coverage will be ongoing during the Fairy Creek Blockades and you can unsubscribe at any time.