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September 2, 2015

Solidarity with the Unist’ot’en Camp

Filed under: Uncategorized — IPSMO @ 8:16 pm

Solidarity with the Unist’tot’en Camp
Wednesday, September 9
7:00pm – 9:00pm
University of Ottawa
University Center, Room 215

IPSMO is inviting everyone to our Solidarity with the Unis’tot’en Camp event for banner making and planning. We have the art supplies, so come make some art with us, and talk about next steps in case of a police raid, as well as ongoing solidarity with the camp!

“The Unist’ot’en Camp is a non-violent occupation of Unceded Unist’ot’en territory.” – https://www.facebook.com/unistoten

Canadian Progressive article:
RCMP planning mass arrests of indigenous Unist’ot’en activists under Bill C-51: Reports
http://www.canadianprogressiveworld.com/2015/08/28/rcmp-planning-mass-arrests-of-indigenous-unistoten-activists-under-bill-c-51-reports/

The Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in northwestern British Columbia established the camp in 2010 to protest the planned Chevron Pacific Trail natural gas pipeline and Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline.

Press Release by Union of BC Chiefs (quoted in the above article):
“The Indigenous Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in northwestern BC are on high alert about a likely impending large scale RCMP mass arrest operation on their territory.”

“The RCMP have made a number of visits to the Unist’ot’en as well as other First Nations leadership regarding the Unist’ot’en community’s active exercise of their Aboriginal Title and Rights to protect their lands from oil and gas development.”

More about the Unis’tot’en camp

Unis’tot’en – People of the Headwaters

The Unis’tot’en (C’ihlts’ehkhyu / Big Frog Clan) are the original
Wet’suwet’enYintah Wewat Zenli distinct to the lands of the Wet’suwet’en. Over time in Wet’suwet’en History, the other clans developed and were included throughout Wet’suwet’en Territories. The Unis’tot’en are known as the toughest of the Wet’suwet’en as their territories were not only abundant, but the terrain was known to be very treacherous. The Unis’tot’en recent history includes taking action to protect their lands
from Lions Gate Metals at their Tacetsohlhen Bin Yintah, and building a cabin and resistance camp at Talbits Kwah at Gosnell Creek and Wedzin Kwah (Morice River which is a tributary to the Skeena and Bulkley River) from seven proposed pipelines from Tar Sands Gigaproject and LNG from the Horn River Basin Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region

http://unistotencamp.com/

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