See you down the trail

Our thanks to the volunteers

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VIC FAN was a registered non-profit society on Coast Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth territory, Vancouver Island, BC from 2007 to 2018, led by indigenous women, eco-feminists and allies. We had no paid staff or fancy offices, government grants or corporate sponsorships. Our funding came from the community and went directly to our projects.

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Eleven years of solidarity with indigenous people defending natural heritage

Over $100,000 raised for Unist'ot'en Camp and the Healing Centre

Coordinated the Caravan to Unist'ot'en Camp for four years

Delivered 500 volunteers and fifteen tons of food and supplies to the frontlines

Sued to stop a massive illegal development on the South Island

Trained 700 Protectors in non-violent direct action

Helped stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

We are only a few volunteers but we have thousands of supporters worldwide. Thank you all!

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Fight to win

FAN vs. Enbridge: We started an international divestment campaign to drop Enbridge stock, starting with Vancity Credit Union. FAN coordinates the annual Caravan to Unis'tot'en Camp to support indigenous people blocking the pipeline route in Northern BC.

FAN vs. Marine Trail Resort: Defeated a West Vancouver developer's plan for a 300-home subdivision along Juan de Fuca Marine Trail Park. This plan for a massive vacation-home development between China Beach and Sombrio Beach was an unacceptable violation of a much-loved wilderness trail. FAN mobilized thousands of residents to the island's largest public hearing, and delivered the legal report that knocked that plan out of the park.

FAN vs. Bear Mountain: Fought to preserve indigenous heritage sites at SPAET (Skirt Mountain) and exposed developer Len Barrie's unethical and illegal practices, which helped lead to his downfall at the hands of creditors and Revenue Canada. Barrie is bankrupt, but many indigenous heritage sites remain on SPAET.

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