Caravan to Unis’tot’en Camp

from WildCoastHelp wanted winter

Now is the time.

People all over Turtle Island are answering the call to stop the pipelines and support indigenous resistance. The camp needs strong-hearted volunteers to watch over the forest and patrol the area this winter.

Please come to the camp and bring your good energy. Defend the land and water. Gain knowledge and courage so we can begin the work of restoring the land and building a future for all living things.

Volunteers should:

  • be willing to to travel to the camp and stay for two weeks or more
  • have experience and gear for winter hiking
  • be able to chop wood, carry water, and watch for intruders

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Four years ago, grassroots members of the Wet’suwet’en people of northern BC (western Canada) found out about oil and gas pipeline projects that are planned to cross their territory without permission.

The land defenders set up a “soft blockade” to keep out the corporations, and started building a camp and permanent homes in the pipeline route. A large log cabin now houses the defenders and volunteers, while several pithouses are still under construction. The oil and gas representatives and police have made several forays into the territory, but so far they have avoided starting a confrontation.

Donations will supply the camp with security cameras, motion sensors, night-vision equipment, and an all-terrain snowmobile to patrol the territory and watch for invaders.

The camp is 1000 km north of Vancouver, BC. Volunteers and donations are needed now. Stand up for the ones who are defending the land, water, and wildlife.

For more information, please visit the Unis’tot’en Camp homepage and join the Caravan to Unis’tot’en page on Facebook. To help with fundraising, please call Zoe at 250-813-3569. Thank youcamp locator map

from Unist’ot’en Camp

The Unist’ot’en Camp is a resistance community whose purpose is to protect sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory from several proposed pipelines from the Tar Sands Gigaproject and shale gas from Hydraulic Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region.

Wet’suwet’en territory, which extends from Burns Lake to the Coastal Mountains, is sovereign territory which has never been ceded to the colonial Canadian state; the Wet’suwet’en are not under treaty with the Canadian government. Their territory, therefore, is and always will be free, and belongs to the Wet’suwet’en people alone.

 

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