Protecting the Land: Wet'suwet'en Solidarity POSTPONED TBD
Please join us in a solidarity fundraiser for the Wet'suwet'en and the Unistʼotʼen Camp.
The Unist’ot’en Camp is an indigenous re-occupation of Wet’suwet’en land in northern “BC, Canada”. Year-round volunteer support is needed on the front lines and beyond.
A film screening of "Invasion: In an Era of Reconciliation, Indigenous Land is Being Taken at Gunpoint (2019)" will be featured. We will also host speaker and activist Frank Joseph - Kwakwakawakw land defender.
INVASION is a new film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet'suwet'en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous people.
The Unist'ot'en Camp has been a beacon of resistance for nearly 10 years. It is a healing space for Indigenous people and settlers alike, and an active example of decolonization.
The violence, environmental destruction, and disregard for human rights following TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) / Coastal GasLink’s interim injunction has been devastating to bear, but this fight is far from over.
Musicians Jame Thomson feat. Aridonis will play music of solidarity.
The Unis’tot’en (C’ihlts’ehkhyu / Big Frog Clan) are the original Wet’suwet’en Yintah Wewat Zenli distinct to the lands of the Wet’suwet’en. Over time in Wet’suwet’en History, the other clans developed and were included throughout Wet’suwet’en Territories. The Unis’tot’en are known as the toughest of the Wet’suwet’en as their territories were not only abundant, but the terrain was known to be very treacherous. The Unis’tot’en recent history includes taking action to protect their lands from Lions Gate Metals at their Tacetsohlhen Bin Yintah, and building a cabin and resistance camp at Talbits Kwah at Gosnell Creek and Wedzin Kwah (Morice River which is a tributary to the Skeena and Bulkley River) from seven proposed pipelines from Tar Sands Gigaproject and LNG from the Horn River Basin Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region
This event has been organized by Seren Friskie and Sunny Manhas of Douglas College, with support from the Douglas Students Union, Indigenous Student Services, and Select Professors within the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Letters of Solidarity will be featured and attendees will be able to sign during the event.
We call for solidarity actions from Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities who uphold Indigenous sovereignty and recognize the urgency of stopping resource extraction projects that threaten the lives of future generations.
This event is a fundraiser and we will be accepting donations of 5-20$. Although a donation would be valued, we will not turn anyone away for lack of funds.