Work Camp at the Unist'ot'en Village begins
May 6, 2019
Work Camp at the Unist'ot'en Village begins in one week. People and materials are already heading to the Village. Meanwhile Coastal GasLink and the RCMP continue to flaunt the limits of their interim injunction, abusing the land and abusing the people.
But the resolve of the Unist'ot'en, along with the whole Wet'suwet'en Nation, remains strong. Please stand with these brave land defenders. Funds and allies are always appreciated.
The Unist'ot'en Village has stood for 10 years now as a bastion of resistance to fossil fuel pipelines and as an assertion of Indigenous sovereignty. It is the physical embodiment of the Unist'ot'en dedication to Healing the Land and Healing the People.
With the combined support of the BC and federal governments and overwhelming force employed by the RCMP, Coastal GasLink has been enabled to temporarily carry out work on its fracked gas pipeline through Wet'suwet'en Territory. This is pursuant to an Interim Court Injunction issued by the BC Supreme Court.
(The photo, from a work camp a few years ago, is of an ally
taking a quick break during framing of the Healing Lodge roof.)
But this fight is far from over. The Wet'suwet'en people have made a tactical decision not to confront the Company while this matter is before the courts. But, meanwhile vital work continues by the Unist'ot'en Clan and its allies to strengthen its presence on their traditional lands. The Healing Lodge (the heart of the Unist'ot'en Village) is almost complete. Plans are in the works to build Healing Cabins in strategic locations. Other key projects are happening as well.
It is here on Wet'suwet'en Territory that the future of Canada is being decided. If the fracked gas pipeline is built, Canada will be locked in to a fossil fuel nightmare for a generation. But, if the pipeline is stopped, perhaps we will finally turn to building a low carbon economy and take our place amongst the forward thinking nations of the world.
The stakes are high. We must win. Funds are vitally needed to continue building and strengthening the Unist'ot'en Village.
Will you stand with these brave people as they defend their Yintah and protect the Earth?