Part One – Mike Ridsdale
Two stories here. the first is about the brother of John Ridsdale (Chief Namox) his name is Mike Ridsdale is the Environmental Assessment Coordinator for the office of Wet’suwet’en. I had the dubious pleasure of meeting him at a local garage sale, where he introduced himself and proudly stated that he works for the Office of Wet’suwet’en, then laughingly corrected himself and said he gets this incredibly high paying job, and adds look at the clothing they give us, fancy jackets high quality brand name, company truck, they pay the fuel bill and I do not even have to do anything, I just need to show up to work every day. I let my employees do all the work and I get all the credit, his buddy laughs along side him and nods his head, smiles in agreement. He was so full of himself he never even asked who I was, so I passed on telling him.
I would have left that where it was but in watching him explain how he gets funding from the Tides Foundation, then telling us that they are testing the water because the cow shit is so heavy in the upper Bulkley that its a threat to the people living downstream. His comments are its so heavy that it turns the water brown in the springtime, and they test the water with funds from the Tides Foundation.
Wow, wow and double wow, that means the people of Houston, Quick, Telkwa, Smithers, and Moricetown (Witset) are all drinking contaminated water! He must have the test results to prove it right? So why has no alert been given to all of the residents of the Bulkley Valley that their water is brown from cow shit?
Oh, then that also explains why all the headwaters of the Babine are also brown, the moose population must be so intense that its turning all those streams brown as well.
OK let’s cut with the bull crap, and maybe we now can see how Tides Funding ends up in the hands of the Hooligans Hotel also known as the Healing Camp on Morice River Road. Just in case you do not believe this man said that, we will share with you the live footage on how to dupe the press.
Part Two – Rob Alfred
Funny thing about the press, they no longer verify anything, local paper the Terrace Standard parrots what Rob Alfred says simply because he is First Nations, therefore it must be true, that he is Wet’suwet’en chief Dinize Ste ohn tsiy. Wow indeed someone who is much better known locally but not as a chief, he has a better known locally for his ability to consume alcohol. I will leave it there, that should sum up what most locals would call a very modest description on how he is perceived locally. If the RCMP could talk (legally they may not) I am sure they also could share a few stories about this guy who just happens to be at every blockade parading himself like a male Pocahontas, strutting the Hollywood strut for the press. Hazelton, 44km and Hooligan’s camp he headlines them all.
As for the name ,”Dinize Ste ohn tsiy” I have zero recollection of any feast being held to give him a Chiefs name, the press should be asking him for the date that feast took place. I did allow for old age memory lag, so I contacted a number of matriarchs to see what they recall, the unanimous reply was, it sounds like an invented name.
Doing your homework, yes even I have to do that in order to get the facts out. As part of the evidence gathering for the Delgamuukw land claims case a complete list of chiefs names was produced by each clan, why is it not a surprise to see that “Dinize Ste ohn tsiy” does not exist? Unless proven otherwise the name is a fake along with the imaginary ceremony that went with it, I will leave it there.
The man puts on another chiefs blanket and calls himself a chief, and does so under the direction of John Ridsdale, who also claims to speak for the entire Wet’suwet’en Nation, because the goal is and was duping the press, see Duping the RCMP and Press with Fake Hereditary Chiefs Never forget John Ridsdale allowed two people in a protest march down Mainstreet Smithers, knowing full well they were NOT chiefs.
The press gets duped again, hook line and sinker.
Really the press needs to get to know this man like us locals know Rob Alfred.
Now if you think this is a man worthy of the prestigious and respected position of being a Wet’suwet’en chief, then mark his words as his testament to that position.
The discussion table will be known as ‘Wiggus’, the Wet’suwet’en word for respect – Rob thanks for the enlightenment.
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