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 location of the Unist’ot’en Camp being in the path of several proposed pipelines, the Unist’ot’en and their allies have been mentioned numerous times in various security reports listing resistance to these projects.
The latest report, which was apparently leaked to one on the big green NGOs, makes reference to Unist’ot’en Camp again, attempting to allude to violent criminal intent.
RCMP – Criminal Threats to Canadian Petroleum Industry
As Unist’ot’en spokesperson Freda Huson states in the following article, the Camp is a peaceful act of reoccuying traditional lands, a place of healing and decolonization. The Unist’ot’en have never ceded their territory to the Canadian state, and as thus, any opposition to pipeline projects is a enforcement of Wet’suwet’en law over the illegal incursions of the oil and gas companies, not, as the RCMP is attempting to portray opposition these projects, ‘Violent Extremism’.
In the past 6 years, hundreds of people from around the world have passed through Unist’ot’en Camp, any one of which can attest to the peaceful nature and intent of the camp. Indeed, as we go out into our communities and share what we’ve learned at one of the annual Action Camps, or during a extended volunteer visit, we take with us a deeper grounding of our opposition to these projects; a grounding in a love for the land, a respect for the cultures that are a part of this land, and a commitment to be part of the on-going healing of land, people and culture.
Please read the following article to hear the response to the absurd RCMP report by those who are on the ground, peacefully protecting their land and culture, and consider volunteering for a visit to Unist’ot’en Camp to see for yourself what they are about.
In any case, continue to spread the word about the camp and counter the ridiculous propaganda being put forth by the oil and gas companies and their allies in colonial law enforcement.
Anti-Oil Activists named as national Security Threats Respond to Leaked RCMP Report