Unist'ot'en Action Camp: stopping pipelines in their tracks

The Unist'ot'en Camp is a resistance community in Northern BC whose purpose is to protect sovereign Wet'suwet'en territory from several proposed pipelines.
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Sakura Saunders
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Environment
Moricetown, British Columbia
Canada
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As winter settles in over the North, the Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en nation remain on guard protecting their territory from pipeline development for the sake of all future generations. The Unist’ot’en understand that clean rivers you can drink from, healthy forests full of berries, and habitat for moose, bears, and salmon are infinitely more valuable than any amount of financial gain. This has been their land since time immemorial. And yet government and industry are intent on creating a massive corridor of oil and gas pipelines in order to facilitate expansion of the Tar Sands gigaproject and highly-destructive Fracking fields in Northeastern BC, what environmentalists are referring to as the Carbon Corridor and a global warming time-bomb.

To ensure that these pipelines never happen, the Unist’ot’en Clan with support from grassroots Wet’suwet’en, have constructed a resistance community directly on the GPS coordinates of the proposed pipeline route. Already twice this fall, the Unist’ot’en uncovered and evicted surveyors working for the Pacific Trails Pipeline company.

Operating the camp daily requires fuel, materials, food, and resources of all sorts. Also, the camp is constantly growing and expanding. Recent additions include new outhouses, a smokehouse, sauna, rootcellar and expansion of the main cabin. Many of the costs so far have been paid for out-of-pocket by community members and allies staying at the camp. Our goal is to raise $10,000 dollars to cover operating expenses and keep the camp growing through the winter and to help prepare for an emergency mobilization if one becomes necessary.

Resistance is a collective effort and calls for the support of the entire community. The Unist’ot’en Camp is a grassroots indigenous effort led by hereditary community members and does not receive institutional funding! All contributions are greatly appreciated. Please support generously.

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    We will send you e-mail updates about the camp. Thank you for the support, every little bit helps!

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    A thank you card + photo

    We will send you a photograph of the camp inside a card thanking you for your support!

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    END:CIV DVD

    END:CIV examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. (DVD signed by director) read more: http://submedia.tv/endciv/about-2/

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    Linocut Print

    "Building Resistance: Defending the land" Get your hands on this linocut print, specially designed for the Unist'oten resistance by artist and ally, Annie Banks. See the beautiful piece here: http://www.solidarityresponse.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/building-resistance.jpeg

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    Building Resistance poster

    "Building Resistance: Defending the land" has the same design as the Linocut Print, but in green and yellow! (offered due to popular demand) See pic on gallery page, or here: http://protestbarrick.net/img/original/building%20resistance%20silkscreened.jpg

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    "Slow Industrial Genocide"

    Get the hand silk-screened poster Slow Industrial Genocide by Jesse Purcell. (signed by the artist) http://justseeds.org/resourced/prints/jesse-purcell.html (add $10 if you are outside of Canada)

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    "This Monster is Real" poster

    Get a hand silk-screened poster This Monster is Real by Juan Martinez. http://justseeds.org/resourced/prints/juan-martinez.html (add $10 if you are outside of Canada)

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    Unistoten Camp t-shirt

    Get a Unistoten Camp t-shirt, designed by Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief Toghestiy and printed on ethically sourced t-shirts. Check out the image design here: http://www.solidarityresponse.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/26143_378652680498_7406356_n.jpg (and please specify t-shirt size. all t-shirts will be black)

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    Original Art on varnished wood

    Get original veneer artwork and poetry, varnished onto pieces of wood by Fancy and Laurel. There are five pieces total. Please specify which one you would like! see all five here: http://www.solidarityresponse.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/unistoten_art.jpg

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    Original Painting by Toghestiy

    This 8.5" x 11" original painting it will easily be worth about $1000 - $1200 alone. An Original artwork by Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Toghestiy. The theme of the design will be "Fighting the Pipelines"and will likely feature a design that represents the ancient and contemporary struggles.

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