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Posted February 10, 2019

Unist’ot’en Issue Letter to Coastal GasLink and Industry

February 9, 2019 ATTN: Coastal Gaslink Pipeline Project Employees, Contractors, and RCMP   The Unist’ot’en reject CGL and RCMP’s arbitrary and unreasonable interpretation of the interim injunction order affecting our territories, which is being used to justify the unlawful destruction
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Posted January 28, 2019

Canada Hates Indigenous People

Our Elders wept as they surveyed the damage left behind by CGL at a trapping site our people have always used. A day after a sweat ceremony, with RCMP threatening the arrest of our trappers and healing centre clients, CGL
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Posted January 23, 2019

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs I was very impressed with the amount of work that went into developing the camp. Like most people and organizations, we were aware of the camp’s existence for a number of years,
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Posted January 23, 2019

Brought Back to Life

Danny Michell, Jr. (Freda Huson’s brother) was close to death. Deep in a coma, the doctors were ready to pull the plug. It was at that moment that Danny had a dream, or vision. He went to a place in
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Posted January 23, 2019

Decolonize – Tamo Campos

For me, the Unist’ot’en camp gives us a glimpse into what reconciliation looks like on the terms of those most affected by colonization. It’s a place where community is built, ecological laws are put above economic ones and future generations
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Posted January 23, 2019

In the New Story – Teresa Diewert

  “Land contains the languages, the stories, and the histories of a people. It provides water, air, shelter and food. Land participates in the ceremonies and the songs. And land is home.” Even though the Unist’ot’en territory is not my
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Posted January 23, 2019

Why Do You Wear Camo? – Brian Grandbois

It was a symbol of resistance. To protect mother earth, we wear the colours of mother earth. If you are protecting mother earth – because native people are the environment. When you speak of the environment it’s us you’re talking
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Posted January 23, 2019

Water is Life

This is a photo of our cousin Marten who is about 5’7” holding a Chinook salmon who was on its way to the spawning channels which flow right by the Unist’ot’en Camp. We Wet’suwet’en need these salmon to sustain us
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Posted January 23, 2019

Kanahus Freedom Manuel

Weytk, Greetings to our beautiful World communities, families and fellow Indigenous Peoples. First of all I would like to take this time to introduce myself, My name is Kanahus Freedom Manuel, my traditional names are Kanahus Pellkey – Ecotaya Guari
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Posted January 23, 2019

Hey Good Lookin – Bob Ages

We all know that stopping pipelines and rolling back the fossil fuel industry is good for the health of the planet. And of course the Unist’ot’en Camp is the front-line in that global fight back. What you may not know
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Posted January 23, 2019

Heal the Water – Jonathan

Sacred sites, over 26,000 people, and countless plants and animals, in about 9,000 Ha of a territory now called Huila, Colombia, are involved in a struggle against the construction of the Quimbo Hydroelectric dam Project along the Magdalena (Guacacayo or
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Posted January 23, 2019

Supporter Voice – Hilly

It would be an understatement to say that Unist’ot’en Camp left its mark on my life. The unlearning is a huge part of it. It was at the camp that I attended my first workshops about Decolonization and direct action,
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Posted January 23, 2019

Frontline Problems – Henry Mellstrom

Fighting frontline fatigue is something you will never see in front of me is just a hot cup of tea to go, if you please, no milk or cream just sugar, or black, hoping it’ll smack me out of this
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Posted January 23, 2019

Gift of the Waysi – Nenah Bazil

2 yrs ago, us 2 ladies went out on the trapline when no one else wanted to because of slushy conditions. Although it was tough, it was a great honor to carry this lynx out of the bush for the
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Posted January 23, 2019

Learning and Teaching – Harsha Walia

    I am forever indebted to the Unist’ot’en Camp and to all the elders, matriarchs, and land defenders who granted me access and welcomed me to their beautiful and unceded lands and territories (yintah). Unist’ot’en Camp is a revolutionary
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Posted January 23, 2019

Unist’ot’en Camp Testimonials

Stories from Visitors to Unist’ot’en Land The testimonials on this page were written by people from many different walks of life, who have each found a unique form of healing in their visits to the Unist’ot’en land – mind, body,
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Posted January 23, 2019

Coastal GasLink Bulldozes Unist’ot’en Trapline

January 23, 2019: Yesterday Coastal GasLink contractors drove a bulldozer through the heart of one of our traplines. Trapping is part of our healing center programming; we return to the land to heal from the trauma of colonization. Damage to
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Posted January 9, 2019

THIS IS NOT OVER

Photo by Michael Toledano  The Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have by absolutely no means agreed to let the Coastal GasLink pipeline tear through our traditional territories. On January 7th at the Gidumt’en access point, the RCMP used excessive and brutal force.
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Posted December 6, 2018

Unist’ot’en Healing Centre

The safety and wellbeing of Unist’ot’en territory is under threat from TransCanada’s injunction application, which asks police to force a fracked gas pipeline through our home. We have hosted youth and womens’ gatherings, and the centre is currently home to
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Posted April 16, 2018

Unist’ot’en Camp Spring 2018 Fund Drive!

This winter has seen the greatest snowfall in living memory in the northern interior where the Unist’ot’en Camp is located. This is addition to the extreme cold, and one more example of how the climate is changing and creating weather
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Posted June 13, 2017

Unist’ot’en Camp’s 8th Annual Action Camp!

July 12 – July 16, 2017 This year will mark our 8th year hosting our Annual Action Camp! This year we will be focusing on creating and facilitating a space for helping frontline people with participating and planning Health and
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Posted May 24, 2017

Helicopter Spotted Over Unist’ot’en Camp

And so it begins! the skies are busy above camp today. The Construction Crew who are working on the Healing Center are constantly being interrupted by chopper activity flying overhead. To date we know that TransCanada (with the Coastal Gas
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Posted June 18, 2016

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs’ Statement Against TransCanada

On June 13, 2016 the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs interrupted  the “Wet’suwet’en Matrilineal Coalition” meeting with Transcanada  on Laksilyu territory. This illegitimate collaboration with industry is in opposition to the  authority of the hereditary chiefs who oppose pipeline projects. The company
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Posted June 18, 2016

Healing Center Update and Photos

  The 3rd Annual Construction Camp was a tremendous success! Sne Kyalh Yah (we are grateful for all of your assistance in our time if need) to everyone who contributed financially, physically, and spiritually through prayers and ceremonies. We are
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Posted April 11, 2016

April: Unist’ot’en Camp Speaking Tour in ‘USA’

The Unist’ot’en Camp is an ongoing non-violent occupation of Unceded Unist’ot’en territory that started in 2009. As it stands, the camp is preventing the construction of a massive pipeline corridor that would allow further expansion of the tar sands and
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Posted April 11, 2016

Coming up in June: Unist’ot’en Youth Mural Camp

Are you a northern Indigenous youth, 13-18 years old, who wants to take part in a cultural art project at Unist’ot’en Camp? If you are or know someone who is, email fhuson@gmail.com or visit Unist’ot’en Camp on facebook for more
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Posted August 6, 2015

Press Release: Unist’ot’en Clan Enacts Declaration As Law

Press Release: Unist’ot’en Clan Enacts Declaration as Law Unist’ot’en Settlement Camp (August 6, 2015): The Unist’ot’en Declaration is first declared today, August 6th, 2015 and applies to the area known as Unist’ot’en territory. This declaration is enacted in response to
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Posted July 26, 2015

VIDEO: RCMP comes to Unist’ot’en Camp

On July 15th 2015, officers of the royal canadian mounted police (rcmp) tried to enter Unist’ot’en territory. The Unist’ot’en have built a camp that stands in the way of several oil and gas pipelines. Camp supporters blocked the RCMP from
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Posted July 24, 2015

VIDEO: Chevron attempts to enter Unist’ot’en territory

On July 23rd, 2015, representatives of Chevron attempted to enter unceded Unist’ot’en territory with a gift of bottled water and tobacco, seeking to conduct work for their Pacific Trail Pipelines hydraulically fractured gas line. They have not obtained consent from
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Unist'ot'en Camp Healing Center

Posted July 15, 2015

6th Annual Action Camp Report and PTP update

July 15, 2015 – Last week we hosted successfully our 6th annual Action Camp. This year we had participants with wide and diverse backgrounds gathered to learn and conduct workshops on a variety of topics, continue the construction of our
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Posted February 19, 2015

Press Release: RCMP smear campaign continues

It comes as no surprise that reams of paper are being wasted in various security offices around the world as the oil and gas companies make one last dying push against an increasingly informed and inspired populace. Due to the
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Posted February 19, 2015

Press Release: Unist’ot’en Clan Opposes Bill C51

Deep in the forest, surrounded by the rapid on-going destruction of ancient lands, there grows a powerful place of healing and decolonization. Despite what can often seem like a concerted effort to extinguish indigenous culture, the Unist’ot’en clan have built
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Posted December 24, 2014

Unist’ot’en Camp Honoured in Top 5 Heroes of 2014

Unist’ot’en Camp received a visit this year from AJ+, a new internet-based video news service from Al Jazeera. The resulting video received hundreds of thousands of views, and went viral on social media after being reposted by Upworthy.com. AJ+ has
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Posted November 14, 2014

Al Jazeera: How to Stop an Oil and Gas Pipeline

Please check out and share this video about the Unist’ot’en Camp by the new digital video news channel, Al Jazeera Plus. It’ already had 166,000 views, and has been featured on Upworthy. Resistance to the dirty carbon corridor is spreading,
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Unist'ot'en Camp

Posted February 12, 2014

COME TO CAMP

The Unist’ot’en Camp is an indigenous re-occupation of Wet’suwet’en land in northern “BC, Canada”. Year-round volunteer support is needed on the frontlines and beyond. WILL YOU COME JOIN THE CAMP? Sign up through the secure form before arriving.
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