August 22, 2015 - Vancouver honours the Unis'to'ten Clan
Hear from people from the front lines at Unist'ot'en Camp and support the ongoing resistance against pipelines.
Meet spokesperson Freda Huson and hereditary chiefs of the Unis'tot'en Clan. Come together with like-minded supporters and find out how to be a part of this solidarity movement.
Vancouver August 22
7:00 pm, Honour Freda Huson and the Unist'ot'en Camp
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church
1803 East 1st Avenue
Invite your friends and pass it on!
"The five Wet'suwet'en clans including the Unist'ot'en, through our Hereditary Chief Structure, have taken a united stand against the construction of fossil fuel pipelines through our territory. The Unist'ot'en Camp is a non-violent occupation of the Unist'ot'en territory. It is an expression of the continuing and unbroken chain of occupation and use of the territory by the clan. This is unceded, untreatied territory and through continuous use and occupation, traditional structures of governance retain complete jurisdiction and final authority over our lands, waters and use thereof." — Unis'tot'en Declaration
August 22, 2015 - Caravan to Save the Walbran
August 22 from Victoria. Info and itinerary at Friends of Carmanah Walbran.
Art for Unis'tot'en Camp
Calling all art lovers! We're supporting local artists and a great cause at the same time with this Facebook auction. Take a look at the beauty and talent of our No Pipelines crew on Facebook. Get your bids in early and often!
Wed April 29: Day of Action Against Mount Polley
April 29th is a national day of action called by Secwepemc Women Warriors to demand the eviction of Imperial Metals and to stop the reopening of the Mount Polley Mine. Last August Imperial Metals dumped 25 million cubic meters of toxic mining waste in to the unceded Territory of the Secwepemc Peoples. The spill has disrupted the Secwepemc Peoples way of life. The toxics tailings have reached the Fraser watershed and the 2nd largest salmon spawning grounds in the world. Allowing this corporation to reopen the Mount Polley mine is a violation of sovereignty and opens the territory up to further damage.
Join us on April 29th as we answer the call to action from the Secwepemc Woman Warrior Society. We will confront the Ministry of Energy and Mines for accepting an application to review the reopening of the Mount Polley mine. RSVP on Facebook.
Caravan to Unis'tot'en Camp
Volunteers are needed for winter. Got snow skills? Click for info!
• Winter rideshares to Unis'tot'en Camp are underway. Volunteer teams are traveling to this indigenous-led reoccupation near Smithers BC, in the path of three proposed oil and gas pipelines.
• Art for Unis'tot'en Camp - benefit auction on Facebook. Dozens of amazing works, and bidding wars are already in progress Join the group to bid or post artwork.
• We've raised over $10,000 for the Secwepemc Women Warriors and their Sacred Fire in response to the Mount Polley mining disaster. Thank you!
Come to Burnaby Mountain
Send a note for info on joining the convoy November 28-29.
Answering the call to action
Is a pipeline company about to evict BC's pipeline blockade?
A Pacific Trail Pipeline representative says they are coming to evict the Unis'tot'en Camp pipeli* ne blockade June 15. Forest Action Network is moving to block them in court. Brush clearing work may already be happening to the east and west of the camp near Smithers, BC. But the company admits it still doesn't have enough investment and "certainty" to proceed.
Background: Pacific Trail is the gas pipeline from the fracking fields in NE BC to Kitimat. It was approved in 2012. Pacific Trail shares a right-of-way with the Enbridge Northern Gateway tarsands pipeline to Kitimat, set to be approved by the Harper Government any moment.
We know this game is rigged. It's time to play a new game.
GET READY - the Harper Government is about to announce final approval for the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. it will be up to us to respond in a way they can't ignore. Everyone who loves this land, its coasts and rivers - get ready to stand up and raise hell.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
- Organize near home.
- Folks up north: Keep an eye out for work crews.
- Research the locations of the pipelines and publish that info.
- Decide what groups you want to support. Buddy up – look at your networks and choose people to conspire with.
- Brainstorm strategies that will make a big splash and slow down business as usual.
- Pledge to stand up with indigenous people to block the pipelines.
- Stockpile non-perishable food and camping gear to supply front-line responders.
- Host bake sales, pancake breakfasts, yard sales and benefit shows to raise funds.
- Pass the hat to your friends and neighbours.
- Support the Caravan and the EcoWarriors Legal Trust.
- Make No Pipelines signs and banners.
- Organize events, or follow the lead: Watch for calls to action in the community.
- Be ready to take to the streets.
• SUNDAY & MONDAY Aug 17 & 18, Victoria: Fernwood Donation Drive for Unis'tot'en Camp. Fernwood Square starting at 11 am Sunday and 3 pm Monday.
• FRIDAY to SUNDAY August 29, 30, and 31, Port Renfrew: Mini Action Training. Camp out and skill-shares on wilderness skills, mapping, action strategies, and rapid response. By donation. For info on rides and location, email ac.tsaocdliw|eoz#ac.tsaocdliw|eoz or phone 250-813-3569. [[/size]]
• SATURDAY and SUNDAY Sept 6-7, Victoria: Anarchist Bookfair and panel discussion about Unis'tot'en Camp. Fernwood Community Centre on Gladstone. By donation, Tabling volunteers welcome.
Block the Pipelines! Unis'tot'en Camp South Coast Tour June 25-26-27
Hi folks! Freda Huson and Chief Toghestiy of Unis'tot'en Camp are visiting Galiano Island, Victoria, and Vancouver BC to meet old and new friends and boost support for indigenous resistance to pipelines. Hear stories from the frontlines and join with others in solidarity to defeat the damn pipelines.
Wed, June 25, South Hall
Movie screening and speakers 7 pm
RSVP on Facebook
Thurs, June 26, Norway House, 1110 Hillside
Pesto feast 6:30 Speakers 8 pm
Friday June 27, Astorino's, 1739 Venables at Commercial
Doors 6 pm Music and Speakers 6:30 pm
Solidarity! Be there!
THURSDAY JUNE 26: Meet the Unis'tot'en Camp Land Defenders for Pesto Not Pipelines! Benefit dinner & art auction
Freda Huson, spokesperson for Unis'tot'en Camp, and Chief Toghestiy of the Likht'yamisyu Clan. 6:30 pm on at Norway House, 1110 Hillside. Pesto and pasta dinner and discussion, plus silent art auction and more. All ages. By donation.
The Caravan to Unis'tot'en Camp is seeking donations of good sleeping bags, tarps, tents, 5-gallon water bottles, and hand tools. Contact ac.tsaocdliw|eoz#ac.tsaocdliw|eoz for info.
JULY 13-22 Caravan to Unis'tot'en Camp. Leaving from Victoria & Vancouver with stops in Williams Lake, Prince George, Burns Lake, & Houston. Join the camp. Sign up today.
Strategies for Solidarity and Action, Coast Salish Territory
We're answering the call for action against pipelines. On March 29, 30, and 31, share and learn about strategic planning, solidarity, and action preparation. We will win.
This month in Victoria, meet the people who are on the frontlines of the pipelines – people like us, who found the courage to go beyond protesting and petitioning. Hear their stories and find out why their strategies for organizing and solidarity are winning.
How do ordinary people find the strength to turn back big corporations? On every continent, popular movements have overturned repression and put the boots to bad businesses. Now it's our turn. It takes unity to block a pipeline. It takes a community to turn back an oil tanker.
We are creative, determined, and compelled by a love of the land. We can use those strengths to overcome greed. Come hear first-hand how we're bringing our diverse talents together to defend the land and water.
Saturday March 29, UVic Bob Wright Bldg A104
9 am - Welcome (August Thomas & One Moon Dancers)
10 am - Security culture & Counter-surveillance (Gord Hill)
Lunch - Break out
1 pm - Non-violent direct action & civil disobedience (Shane Calder)
3:30 - Break out
4 pm - Shaping conditions for grassroots revolt (Ambrose Williams)
Prison support (Juliet Belmas)
6 pm - Dinner break
7 pm - Legal rights & solidarity (Anushka Nagji)
Sunday March 30, UVic Bob Wright Bldg A104
9 am - Anti-Oppression (Carol BIlson)
10 am - Grassroots organizing (Rising Tide, Kaleb Morrison)
Lunch - Break out
1 pm - Warrior Societies (Sakej Ward)
3 pm - Break out
3:30 - Planning and Preparation for Action (Sakej Ward)
5:30 - Dinner break
6:30 - Ancestral Pride (Sacheen & Crow)
Monday, March 31, Norway House, 1110 Hillside
9 am - Fundraising for Radicals (Zoe Blunt)
10 am - Indigenous Women, Children, and the Government (panel with Tsastilqualus Ambers, Chrissy Brett, more)
Lunch - Break out
1 pm - In Solidarity with All Land Defenders (Shannon Hecker and Ambrose Williams)
3 pm - Break out
3:30 - How to stop a goddamn pipeline (Zoe Blunt)
6 pm - Dinner break
7 pm - Unistoten Camp (Freda Huson of the Unis'tot'en Clan and Chief Toghestiy of the Likhts'amisyu Clan)
Dinner and snacks will be provided. Suggestions are welcome.
Please support the Spring Training Fund
This Art Show Stops Pipelines: Thurs December 5
Benefit auction: Gifts, artwork, crafts, and bake sale Thursday, December 5 starting at 7 pm at 1315 Douglas St. Silent auction. live auction, giveaways, and more. Free, all ages.
Meet like-minded activists, local artists and crafters. Enjoy fresh-baked goodies, coffee, tea, and cocoa. Support the indigenous blockade of tarsands and fracking pipelines in Northern BC. Unis'tot'en Camp is building log cabins and pit houses on their land in the path of the Northern Gateway and Pacific Trail pipelines.
View the online catalog - RSVP on Facebook
- Anne Hansen the Oystercatcher Girl
- Alison Acker, Raging Granny quilter and teddy-bear artist
- Franke B. James' "Proud to be on Harper's Enemy List"
- Carol Nikolaisen, stone carver
- Tobias Tomlinson, ceramic artist
- Nancy Crozier, stone sculptor
- Bill Davidson, mandala printmaker
- Juan Martinez, silkscreen printmaker
- TJ Watt, landscape photographer
- Annie Banks, silkscreened linocuts
This winter, the Joint Review Panel will give their recommendation on Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline to the federal government. Kinder Morgan is expected to submit an application for their proposed new Trans Mountain pipeline. If these proposals are approved, hundreds of tankers per year will put B.C.’s coast at risk.
British Columbians do not want tankers threatening the coast. A single oil spill would devastate marine ecosystems, coastal communities and coastal jobs.
Thousands have written and spoken out against Enbridge’s pipeline plans. More than 160 First Nations have signed the Save the Fraser River Declaration prohibiting the transport of tar sands crude through their lands and waters. Coastal First Nations have declared a ban on oil tankers in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Join us November 16th for a rally against tanker and pipeline projects in B.C. (1:00 pm, Clover Point, Victoria) Let’s send a clear message to Christy Clark and Stephen Harper that we reject the expansion of tanker traffic on the B.C. coast.
Meet the Rainbow Warrior
October 19 and 20
11-5 pm Saturday and 10-6 pm Sunday at Victoria's Inner Harbour
Join us as we greet the new Rainbow Warrior on its first voyage to Coast Salish Territory.
Built in 2011, the third Rainbow Warrior ship is Greenpeace’s purpose-built campaigning vessel, capable of sending images from the high seas to people all around the world. She is also equipped with unique features, like water treatment facilities, that make her one of the most environmentally-friendly ships at sea.
With a 55 meter high mast and over 1,200 square meters of sail, the Rainbow Warrior is a tremendously efficient sailing vessel.
Get involved in grassroots action to stop pipelines
October 28, Monday at 6:30, Green Cuisine, 560 Johnson St in Market Square
Forest Action Network and WildCoast.ca are part of a grassroots network to stop pipelines and tankers. Be a part of this movement - come and find out how to support front-line land defenders. Bring your friends.
Find out about our work with the Caravan to Unis'tot'en Camp and our projects mapping natural heritage sites on the South Island.
Come to Victoria and visit us at the Anarchist Bookfair Sept 14 & 15!
Workshops, caucuses, and discussions.
Thousands of people, books, and zines.
Saturday August 3: Day of Action against Chevron's fracking pipeline
Saturday June 1: Clearcut Tour of Juan de Fuca Provincial Park
Clearcut logging threatens Juan de Fuca Trail
Background: In 2011, developer Ender Ilkay lost his bid to build hundreds of vacation homes and miles of paved roads on the boundary of Juan de Fuca Provincial Park between China Beach and Sombrio Beach. Now he's out for whatever he can get. Join us to view, photograph, and document the damage. This land must be protected.
Meet at 9 am at the Fairways Market at Quadra and Kings, near Hillside Ave in Victoria
Carpool to Juan de Fuca park
Hike at Juan de Fuca 10:30
Regroup 2 pm
Return to city 3 pm
Where: About 5 km west of China Beach, on the south side of West Coast Road (Hwy 14)
When: Join us June 1, meeting at 9 am in Victoria.
Why: Observe, photograph, document the logging
Who: Open to experienced hikers as well as new hikers. Everyone can go at their own pace.
Bring: Good hiking shoes, lunch, water, a camera.
More info on Sooke News-Mirror.
Once upon a time, these forest lands were part of the province's publicly-managed forest system. Then they were privatized and sold to this real-estate speculator.
1) Ilkay has promised a 50-meter buffer zone between the logging and the park.
2) Ilkay says he will leave a 10-meter buffer between logging and streams.
3) Steep slopes require special permits.
July: Action Bus to Unis'tot'en Camp