"#shutdowncanada for me, is very specifically the time period when Wetsu'wet'en solidarity actions were happening. So the month of February into March." Tapioca Starch 

This timeline briefly captures the #shutdowncanada movements and dispute across BC in 2020. 

The Timeline

April 16, 2020

Coastal GasLink reports 72% of pipeline route has been cleared and pipeline deliveries will continue to Dawson Creek area until May 2020. 

April 5, 2020

RCMP detain a group of Indigenous people near Houston for breaching the Supreme Court injunction.  

Charges are not laid.

Siiam Hamilton (@siiamhamilton) posts the exchange on Instagram Live. 

March 17, 2020
Dr. Bonnie Henry declares Public Health emergency in British Columbia.
Strict physical distancing regulations are put in place. 
March 11, 2020. 
WHO declares a pandemic. 
March 15, 2020. 
All upcoming actions are cancelled due to Covid-19. Online actions begin.  
@tapioca_starch continues to post #shutdowncanada actions on Instagram. See left. 
BC Legislature occupation ends. 
March 6, 2020. 
March 4, 2020. 

5 Indigenous Youths are arrested at the BC Legislative Assembly.

Indigenous Youth meet with Minister of Indigenous relations and reconciliation Scott Fraser at the BC Legislative Assembly. 

Walkout for Wetsu'wet'en actions happen across Canada. 

February 24, 2020. 
BC Legislature is reoccupied by allies. 
February 21, 2020. 
A group of Indigiqueer/2S Youth occupy the office of NDP Education Minister Melanie Mark.
February 15 2020. 
 
Renfrew railway blockades begin.
An Injunction is served the same day and allies peacefully disperse. 
Whess Harman is present at the action and invites others to join. 
February 13, 2020. 
Occupation of David Eby’s office.
Feb 11 -  BC Throne Speech cancelled. #reconcilationisdead sparks rail blockades across Canada.
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February 10, 2020. 
43 people are arrested at the Vancouver Port Blockade for failing to comply with a Supreme Court Injuction.
In Unist'ot'en, Matriarchs are arrested. #shutdowncanada begins. Railways are blockaded.
February 9, 2020
RCMP convoy proceeds from Gidimten to Unist'ot'en.
Solidarity action is held at Vancouver City Hall.
Vancouver Port Blockade continues.

February 7, 2020

Vancouver Port blockade begins.

Gidimten territory at 44km is raided.

February 6, 2020. 
Gidimten territory at 39km is raided.
January 23rd 2020
11 Indigenous youth are arrested in Victoria for occupying Ministry of Energy and Mines. 
January 16, 2020
 Occupation of George Heyman’s office.
December 31, 2020. 
BC Supreme Court Justice Church grants CGL a permanent injunction against Indigenous defenders.