Deep Green Resistance to Attend Unis’tot’en Action Camp

26 May

Deep Green Resistance will be participating in, and working to raise awareness and support for, the 3rd Annual Unis’tot’en Action Camp in Unis’tot’en territory in the north of Unceded Occupied so-called British Columbia. We seek to stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en and other First Nations in their fight against the exploitation and degradation brought on by the tar sands, including the Enbridge Northern Gateway and other pipelines, fuel terminals, and refineries. Members of Deep Green Resistance will participate in the Action Camp, as well as organize a series of events to raise support and collect donations for the Unis’tot’en Action Camp and the struggle.

Now in its third year of resistance in the ongoing struggle, the Action Camp, which takes place August 6 – 10, will see a lot of activities focused on building solidarity, as well as campaign and action planning for those communities who will stop the pipelines and mining projects that are unwelcome in the First Nations territories. The Lhe Lin Liyin, will stand with strong and uncompromising allies to stop this destruction to protect future generations and biodiversity. In taking this action, we will act in solidarity with those living amidst the horrific damage of the tar sands in northern Alberta, as well as those affected by natural gas & shale oil fracking. The Action Camp is located on the shore of the Wedzin Kwah and the mouth of the Gosnell Creek (km 66 on the Morice River West FSR), tributaries to the Skeena, Bulkley, and Babine Rivers, at the exact location where the Northern Gateway Pipeline, the Pembina Pipeline, the Kinder Morgan Pipeline and the Kitimat Summit Lake Looping Project seek to cross the rivers.

In addition to participating in the Action Camp, we seek to raise support for our allies fighting the pipeline projects. Deep Green Resistance will be planning several events in the Pacific Northwest to raise awareness about the ongoing struggle by the Wet’suwet’en and other First Nations against the colonization and destruction by the fossil fuel industry.

We hope our allies, and allies of the Wet’suwet’en, will join the resistance camp and the fight against industrial extraction.

To contribute to DGR’s northwest caravan and speaking tour to support the Action Camp, visit http://www.gofundme.com/DGRtourToUnistoten. For more information, ways to get involved, or to get in touch with Deep Green Resistance, email colorado@deepgreenresistance.org. For information about the Unis’tot’en Action Camp, visit http://unistotencamp.wordpress.com/.

8 Responses to “Deep Green Resistance to Attend Unis’tot’en Action Camp”

  1. kîwetinohk kîsik June 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    tansi,
    i am wondering how this camp came to be in Unis’tot’en territory? are you in contact with an elder, chief and council, a clan, etc? will there be elders present at the camp? as a metis person i am interested in attending but need to know protocol is being followed.
    hai hai

    • dgrboulder June 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

      Thanks for asking! As a brief disclaimer, we’re not the organizers, and we don’t want to speak for the organizers, and hence our understanding of the camp may not be 100% correct.

      That being said, the camp is in Wet’suwet’en territory because it is being organized by members of the Unis’tot’en Clan and members of the Likhts’amisyu Clan. The organizers that we at DGR have been in touch with are Chief Togehstiy (of the Likhts’amisyu) and Freda Huson.

      We can’t speak to who will be in attendance at the camp–we don’t know. You can contact Freda Huson at 250 847 8897 and email at fhuson@gmail.com for questions about the camp itself. You can also visit their website at unistotencamp.wordpress.com, and you may find answers to your questions.

      Thank you again for reading, and for your concern about the proper protocol being followed!

      love, rage & resistance
      -DGR Colorado

  2. kîwetinohk kîsik June 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    tansi,
    i am wondering how this camp came to be in Unis’tot’en territory? are you in contact with an elder, chief and council, a clan, etc? will there be elders present at the camp? as a metis person i am interested in attending but need to know protocol is being followed.
    hai hai

    • dgrboulder June 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

      Thanks for asking! As a brief disclaimer, we’re not the organizers, and we don’t want to speak for the organizers, and hence our understanding of the camp may not be 100% correct.

      That being said, the camp is in Wet’suwet’en territory because it is being organized by members of the Unis’tot’en Clan and members of the Likhts’amisyu Clan. The organizers that we at DGR have been in touch with are Chief Togehstiy (of the Likhts’amisyu) and Freda Huson.

      We can’t speak to who will be in attendance at the camp–we don’t know. You can contact Freda Huson at 250 847 8897 and email at fhuson@gmail.com for questions about the camp itself. You can also visit their website at unistotencamp.wordpress.com, and you may find answers to your questions.

      Thank you again for reading, and for your concern about the proper protocol being followed!

      love, rage & resistance
      -DGR Colorado

  3. deepgreenresistancechicago June 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    Reblogged this on deepgreenresistancechicago and commented:
    Always wanted to go to BC and didn’t have a good reason? Well now you do.

  4. deepgreenresistancechicago June 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    Reblogged this on deepgreenresistancechicago and commented:
    Always wanted to go to BC and didn’t have a good reason? Well now you do.

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