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.