Unist’ot’en Camp recieved 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 exploded onto the scene with signifigant popularity, due in no small part to the work of videographers such as Frankin Lopez and Micheal Toledo.
Unist’ot’en Camp is humbled and honoured to be listed among AJ+’s Top 5 heroes of 2014.
The Unist’ot’en Camp is a resistance community whose purpose is to protect sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory from several proposed pipelines from the Tar Sands Gigaproject and shale gas from Hydraulic Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region.
Wet’suwet’en territory, which extends from Burns Lake to the Coastal Mountains, is sovereign territory which has never been ceded to the colonial Canadian state; the Wet’suwet’en are not under treaty with the Canadian government. Their territory, therefore, is and always will be free, and belongs to the Wet’suwet’en people alone.
Since July of 2010, the Wet’suwet’en have established a camp in the pathway of the Pacific Trails Pipeline. (more…)
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, and you can count on Unist’ot’en Camp to stand firm in their protection of their territory.
In late August, a group of grassroots Gitxsan people contructed a permanent camp to oppose a frack gas pipeline that is proposed to run through their territory. (Gitxsan Territory lies adjacent to Wet’suwet’en territory)
Camp Madii Lii is located at the entrance to Luutkudziiwus territory, at 15 km on the Suskwa Forest Service Road, outside Hazelton.
The proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) pipeline would cross Luutkudziiwus territory for about 32 km from Suskwa Pass to the Shegunia River. Approximately one-half — 16 km — lies on top of the Babine Trail, the ancestral grease trail connecting Gitanmaax with Fort Babine. (more…)
Unist’ot’en Camp is claiming the recent announcement from Apache as a victory!!! This is because ALL of the original investors (Encana, EOG, and now Apache) are bailing on the Pacific Trails Pipeline project. Thank you to everyone who joined us on this campaign!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We are singing the Unist’ot’en song “Yinkak Honzu…” (This earth is beautiful)
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