Freda Huson (Chief Howihkat), Brenda Michell (Chief Geltiy), and Karla Tait, director of clinical programs at the Unist'ot'en Healing Center, were arrested while holding a ceremony to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
There are five Wet'suwet'en clans and 13 house groups. The Unist'ot'en (Dark House) is one of three houses within the Gilseyhu (Bull Frog) clan.
"We, the Unist'ot'en, know that violence on our lands and violence on our women are connected," the Unist'ot'en said in a statement. "During [the] ceremony, we hung red dresses to remember the spirits of the murdered women, girls, and two-spirit people taken from us.