Some of the volunteers from the 2012 Caravan
Thank you for signing up for the 4th annual Unis'tot'en Action Camp.
WildCoast is helping coordinate rides and volunteers. We don't speak for any of the Wet'suwet'en people - they make the decisions on their land. But we're happy to answer questions if we can. Get in touch anytime by email or phone 250-813-3569.
The camp runs July 10-14, 2013
The caravan begins in Victoria at 7:30 am July 8 at the Fairways Market on Quadra St.
In Vancouver, everyone who needs a ride or can offer a ride will meet up at 11:30 am July 8 at the Safeway parking lot at Commercial Drive and Broadway.
We will stop in Hope, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Prince George, Burns Lake, and Houston.
The bus trip north will take two days with overnight camping on July 8 and 9 along the route.
We arrive at the camp July 10.
The bus leaves the camp July 15, returning to the city July 16.
Directions to the camp
Directions from Highway 16 in Houston, BC (south of Smithers)
Turn south on Huckleberry Mine Road at the Finning Equipment Store just west of Houston
Turn right on Morice Lake Road at 27 km marker
Turn right on Morice West FSR Road at 44km. Follow the river to the 66 km marker.
Stop before the bridge over Morice River. Wait at the bridge to be greeted by the camp hosts.
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At the entrance to the camp, at the bridge over Wedzin Kwah (Morice River), our hosts will greet us with the Free, Prior, and Informed Consent protocol. Each person will be asked where you are from, what you can offer to help the people defending their land, whether you have worked for resource extraction companies, and other questions. Your hosts are the Unis’tot’en (C’ihlts’ehkhyu / Big Frog Clan) and the Likhts’amisyu (Firewood Clan).
What to bring
Tent, sleeping bag, some food for the bus trip and the camp, warm clothes, good boots, raingear, a cup, bowl, and spoon, bug repellent, drums, musical instruments, and anything you need to be comfy on the road and in the bush. If you don't have a tent or sleeping bag, let us know. We'll have some extras.
Drugs (except prescription medicine), alcohol, weapons, or dogs.
Meals and food donations will be shared. Vegetarian/vegan options will be available.
What we need:
Bulk food - potatoes, onions, lentils, beans, noodles, flour, sugar, coffee, canned goods. Fresh fruit and vegetables. Snacks for the bus ride and between meals. Shovels, mattocks, picks, axes, hand tools, and extra camping gear.
Everyone is asked to volunteer.
We will help cook, chop wood, wash dishes, set up workshops, watch the road, care for children and elders, and work on the pithouses that are being built in the pipelines right-of-way.
This is an action camp.
The Unis'tot'en people and their allies have set up a "soft blockade," closing the road to pipeline crews. The camp is not breaking any laws at the moment and there have been no threats of retaliation by the authorities. Be aware that the situation may change. Please be prepared to support the blockade.
Traveling with the caravan?
Please donate today by credit card or Paypal as we are buying food, supplies, and insurance for the bus before we leave. We have a grant that covers the cost for indigenous visitors.
Cash donations are accepted at the time of the caravan.
Proposed pipeline routes at the camp location'