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 are not an externality but a part of everyday life. The camp made me realize that resistance is as much a lifestyle as it is any individual action. Not only does the camp stand as a checkpoint against pipelines but also as a place of learning, healing, connecting with nature and actively decolonizing. Natural laws and customs have been resurrected in that camp that have supported life on this land for millennia.”
words and photo: Tamo Campos, Beyond Boarding