From our fundraiser: “Stand in solidarity with the Unist’ot’en Clan and their commitment to stopping all fossil fuel pipelines and to healing and decolonization. Their Territory is located about half way between Prince George and Prince Rupert in northern British Columbia. Numerous bitumen and fracked gas pipelines are proposed to cross this land. The Northern Gateway bitumen pipeline may or may not be stopped. But industry and government are also pushing ahead with several fracked gas pipelines. (The life cycle carbon footprint of fracked gas is similar to that of tar sands bitumen.)
Many people first get involved with the Unist’ot’en Camp because their stance is clear – there will be no pipelines built on this land. But they soon realize that the Camp is much more than this. It is a place of learning, of healing, of connecting with nature, of breaking with the legacy of colonization.
For seven years now the Unist’ot’en Camp has stood as a bastion against fossil fuel pipelines – no pipeline work has been allowed on their Territory. The Camp also continues to develop as a healing community with an all season bunk house, a permaculture garden and an under construction Healing Lodge.
The Unist’ot’en Healing Lodge will have indigenous youth as its main focus. With the generous support of people like you, the kitchen and dining hall are already complete and being used every day. This Spring, Phase Two, containing counselling and meeting rooms, has been partially constructed. Now we need to raise the funds to complete this part of the Lodge including the heating system and the expansion of the solar electric system.
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This is the front-line – this is where Indigenous people and allies are standing together right now – and you can be part of this.
If you oppose the climate destroying fossil fuel industry – then stand with the Unist’ot’en. Donate now!
If you are committed to Indigenous land and sovereignty rights – then stand with the Unist’ot’en. Donate now!
If you appreciate the connection between healing the land and healing the people – then stand with the Unist’ot’en. Donate now!
As long as the Unist’ot’en Camp stands, no pipelines can be built.”