For years, the Unist’ot’en Camp in British Columbia has held a blockade to prevent development on their territory. The Unis’tot’en (C’ihlts’ehkhyu / Big Frog Clan) are the original Wet’suwet’en Yintah Wewat Zenli distinct to the lands of the Wet’suwet’en.
TransCanada is planning to build a pipelines’ 670-kilometre Coastal Gaslink pipeline, which will transport liquefied natural gas from Dawson Creek to an LNG Canada facility. The pipeline, which does not have consent from the Wet’suwet’en Nation’s highest hereditary chiefs, will run through 190 km of Wet’suwe’ten Territory.
According to the Unist’ot’en Camp’s website, on Saturday, January 5, members of the RCMP’s Aboriginal police liaison warned hereditary chiefs that camp demonstrators could soon be removed with force.
We are asking you to show solidarity with Unist’ot’en Camp! YUGSA is proud to support Indigenous sovereignty and we recently made a donation of $1000 to support the camp. To make a donation, please click here.
A fundraiser for Unist’ot’en Camp is being held this week:
Join us for a 2QTIBPOC centric Queer Dance Party, Silent Auction & Raffle fundraiser for Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gitdumt’en Territory, a second Access point for the Unist’ot’en Camp.
Date: Friday, January 11
Time: 8:30 pm – 2:00 am
Location: Unit 2, 163 Sterling Road
For more information about the camp, please see their website.