Welcome to the House of Solidarity

Solidarity is a place

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WildCoast is committed to holding space for volunteers on southern Vancouver Island. We have hosted dozens of workshops, group outings, and small gatherings in the last three years.

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The House of Solidarity is located two hours west of Victoria, BC in the middle of an ecological reserve near Port Renfrew. This land on the San Juan River was originally inhabited by the Pacheedaht First Nation. Currently we are carrying out wildlife surveys and preparing for estuary protection work in consultation with the indigenous community, local landowners, and other stakeholders.


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Report back and photos from the 2017 spring training camp

Workshops:

  • Peacekeepers and Community Self-Defense
  • Planning: Strategies and tactics
  • Logistics: travel, food, water, shelter, supplies, base and mobile
  • Terrain and movement, including maps, camouflage, and tactical movement
  • Field Communications using hand-held radios, codes and signals

Workshops and handbooks

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Workshops on Demand. We come to your community to share practical skills:

  • Peacekeepers Training for defending ourselves, each other, and the land — non-violently.
  • Community Self-Defense advanced non-violence workshop for small and large groups.
  • Tactical Movement ninja training in case of an emergency or a hostile situation.
  • Grassroots Fundraising for social justice.

The Power of Grassroots Fundraising is 32 pages packed with tips on raising thousands of dollars for your cause. Ask about fundraising training for your group or project. Visit the website to order a copy.

Skills for every situation

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WildCoast and Women for the Walbran hosted a spring training campout in May 2016 and we were delighted with the turnout and the enthusiasm of the crew. The long weekend was a stimulating mix of action strategies, non-violence skills, and indigenous solidarity discussions.

Then we teamed up with Sakej Ward, the Warrior Sisters, and the UBC Women's Centre for a two-day symposium at the University of British Columbia on May 28 and 29.

In 2017, we held Protectors Trainings in the spring and fall that surpassed our best trainings to date. This year we are not hosting trainings on the land due to uncertainty about our future here.

More workshops are planned for 2019. Join our email list or contact us to help set up the next training on Vancouver Island or anywhere else in BC. Find out about bringing presenters to your community.

Thank you to our House of Solidarity sponsors!

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