It’s 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 alude to violent criminal intent.
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’.
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…)