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On September 3rd, hereditary chiefs from all five clans along with staff of the Office of the Wet’suwet’en came out to visit our community and…Unist’ot’en Declaration ::::
The Unist’ot’en Declaration. Go to the bottom of the page to highlight next to view the pages of the declarationUnist’ot’en Call for Physical Support and Solidarity ::::
***Update*** We are currently giving preference to return volunteers and indigenous people Dear Friends and Supporters, It is becoming clear that the situation here is…
On September 3rd, hereditary chiefs from all five clans along with staff of the Office of the Wet’suwet’en came out to visit our community and checkpoint at the Wedzin Kwa bridge. They clearly asserted their support for Unist’ot’en and affirmed their own position as being No to ALL pipelines.
Contrary to confusion campaigns being published in the mainstream media, the issue of authority over our unceded territories are neither complicated nor in disupute. The Delgamuukw Supreme Court decision, confirmed that the claim of the hereditary chiefs to their traditional territories had not been extinguished.
Wet’suwet’en chiefs standing together in their blankets on the land!
The Unist’ot’en Declaration. Go to the bottom of the page to highlight next to view the pages of the declaration
Victoria : 7:00 pm
Public Meeting to Support the Unist’ot’en Camp
First Peoples House at University of Victoria (Ceremonial Hall)
Duncan 7:00 pm
Public Meeting to Support the Unist’ot’en Camp
Duncan United Church 246 Ingram St., Duncan
Salt Spring Island
6:00 pm - Potluck
7:00 pm -Public Meeting
Lions Club Hall 103 Bonnet Avenue
Galiano Island 6:30
Thank you dinner for Unist’ot’en Camp supporters
Babes in the Woods Restaurant
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A NIGHT IN HONOUR FOR UNIST´OT´EN CHIEFS OF THE UNIST’OT’EN CAMP
***Update*** We are currently giving preference to return volunteers and indigenous people
Dear Friends and Supporters,
It is becoming clear that the situation here is moving toward an escalation point. Chevron has set up a base in Houston in order to do work on the secton of Pacific Trails Pipeline that crosses our traditional territory.
In recent days a low-flying helicopter has flown over the camp several times following a route that corresponds to the path of the proposed PTP pipeline. We were also visited by the head of the RCMP detachment who clearly stated to Freda that they intend to “ensure the work crews can do their work safely.”
Our supporters maintaining an Unist’ot’en check point on Chisolm Rd were also visited and threatened by the police. In both cases, the officers asserted that we could be arrested for blocking a “public road”.
It is clear by the timing of these recent police actions that they are working in tandem with the pipeline companies.
We have made it clear to the police and industry that we are not blockading the road. We are establishing check-points on the boundaries of our unceded Unist’ot’en territories. People and companies who gain our consent are allowed to enter.
Many of you have visited our yintah (territory) and have experienced first-hand our critical infrastructure of water, salmon, berries and medicines. We are determined to protect this land for future generations, and in the process do our bit to shut down the toxic fossil fuel infrastructure that threatens all forms of living life on this planet.
At this time we would like to ask our supporters for the following things:
1) If you have been to our camp before and/or if you feel comfortable to put your self on the front-line to stand with us against Chevron, you can register here:
2) If you are unable to assist in person but would like to send financial support to help us with equipment and operational costs, donations can be sent by email transfer to fhuson(at)gmail.com (please send seperate email with security answer)
Or if you would like to donate online you could contribute to the Healing Centre fundraiser: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/axsMd/ab/24dGu0
Cheques can be made out to “Tse Wedi Elth”, 620 CN Station Rd, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N1.
3) You could organize solidarity actions where you live, either against Chevron directly or one of their investors.
Sne Kal Yah!
July 15, 2015 – Last week we hosted successfully our 6th annual Action Camp. This year we had participants with wide and diverse backgrounds gathered to learn and conduct workshops on a variety of topics, continue the construction of our Healing Lodge, and strengthen relationships between the closely intersected work we are all engaged in.
This year we are proud to say that most of the Unist’ot’en chiefs were present and were glad to see the continuing development of our community. They said they looked forward to the day when we could see past our current struggles with pipeline companies and just live off the land as our ancestors did.
On July 13th, exactly the day that action camp participants were journeying back to their various homes, we received new information that Chevron would be starting to send work crews out for their Pacific Trails Pipeline as early as July 13th. (more…)
June 22, 2015 – Chevron has received permits to begin clearing the path for their Pacific Trails Fracking Pipeline from the BC Oil and Gas Commission. They have plans on getting crews out this summer to begin archaeological work, road maintenance, clearing right of ways, and building access roads through territories that the Hereditary Chiefs control.
June 18, 2015 – We are proud to announce that the All Clans Meeting, which was hosted by the Office of the Wet´suwet´en, was 100% successful!! Our people UNANIMOUSLY agreed to not accept any pipelines through our lands!! There was apparently a deadline for an application to begin construction for the Coastal Gas Link pipeline project that was due on Friday from the British Columbia Oil & Gas Commission. Also, the work to stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway and the Pacific Trails Pipeline needed to be addressed. The Unist´ot´en Clan was recognized as a leader amongst the other Clans in preserving and adhering to the teachings of the forefathers who fought for and protected our Yintah. There were two people who came to the meeting to clearly disrupt and derail the meeting with a script that was not their own. They shamed themselves into leaving the meeting and then each Clan then broke out on their own to discuss amongst themselves what they foresaw for their own futures. The vision of the ancestors was fulfilled as the membership moved to preserve our lands and culture in the way intended by the creator. Thanks to all who have stood by us since day 1.