A man named Lyle James demanded that a Secwepemc Sundance camp leave because he claimed ownership of the land. Despite the harassment they received, the members of the camp stayed and protested against it.
This is our land!
Senior RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officers saw this event as an opportunity to carry out a major paramilitary. They quickly took the chance to conduct a massive anti-terrorist operation against the First Nations people in Gustafsen Lake. .
The RCMB blew up a supply pick-up truck with buried explosives, both sides fired at each other. Luckily only 1 person got injured and no one died.
William Jone Ignard also known as Wolverine was jailed for his role in the standoff for 5 years.
2016 January 4th William Jones and the Ts'Peten Defence committee submitted a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Attorney General and Joby Wilson Raybould calling for an inquiry.
James Ditawanakwat was William's right-hand man in the protest and he was sentenced to 3 years in prison. But when he was granted parole after 1 year, he fled to the United States of America. The reason he left was that he believed that there was a miscarriage of justice in Canada.