Unis’tot’en: Meet the land defenders on their land

Unistoten 6th annual camp logoby Victoria Forest Action Network

Don’t miss out! Sign up now to be part of the Caravan to the Summer Action Camp in Unis’tot’en territory, Northern BC July 6 to 14. This indigenous blockade is part of a growing alliance of people against pipelines. Volunteers are needed now and all year round!

Summer weather brings mosquitoes and pipeline crews to the north. The crews are trying to enter Unis’tot’en territory by helicopter and through back roads, but they can’t escape the eyes of the camp guardians.
Watch the video: TransCanada Pipeline turned away from Unis’tot’en land this week.

Allies and sponsors answer the call
More than fifty people have signed up to join the Summer Action Camp, and we still have seats available on the bus. Supporters have donated over $4400 and we hope to raise $2000 more to feed the camp for the summer. Please contribute today!

Volunteers can sign up to join the team and share their skills and good energy. All ages are welcome.

Summer Action Caravan schedule
July 6: Caravan starts in Victoria and Vancouver.
July 7: Williams Lake, Prince George, Burns Lake.
July 8: Arrives at Unis’tot’en Camp.
Agenda: Share skills and stories, build solidarity networks, discuss strategies, build the Healing Lodge, care for the permaculture gardens, and support the land defenders.
July 14: Return to Vancouver and Victoria.

Unis’tot’en and the Law
Unis’tot’en Camp is a reoccupation of traditional territory outside of reserve and treaty lands. The Unis’tot’en people were never conquered or driven from their land, and the courts have ruled that indigenous title still exists. The authorities may have trouble proving they can evict the camp.

In any case, the government is taking a hands-off position. There have been no police hassles or threats. If that changes, FAN has a legal team and the Eco Warriors Legal Defence Fund for anyone who gets in trouble for protecting the planet.

Sign up now or make a pledge for the camp!
Support the folks who are doing solidarity work year-round. Because we give back.

Thank you for being part of this movement to defend land and water

VIC FAN is celebrating its ninth year on Coast Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth territory on Vancouver Island. Big cheers to everyone who took part in our victories!

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Posted on June 27, 2015, in Oil & Gas and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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