Montreal, Canada – Canada is facing a national crisis.

That was how Sophia Sidarous, a young Indigenous organiser and member of Metepenagiag First Nation in New Brunswick, described the feeling this week, as people across Canada came out to support members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation who were forced off their traditional lands. 

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Sidarous was among about two dozen people who occupied the Ottawa office of Canada’s minister of justice and attorney general, David Lametti, on Monday in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders opposed to a pipeline project on their territory in northern British Columbia (BC).

“We just wanted to remind him … that he has certain obligations to fulfill,” Sidarous told Al Jazeera in a phone interview, “including upholding human rights … [and] upholding a

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