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The Unist’ot’en Camp is an indigenous re-occupation of Wet’suwet’en land in northern BC, Canada. The camp stands serves a checkpoint to keep out industry that has not been given consent to come onto the territory (e.g., workers for the Pacific Trail and Enbridge Northern Gateway pipelines). For more information, check out their website and Facebook page.

This page is run by camp supporters in the Lower Mainland. Please “Like” our Facebook page and share our posts and updates with others!

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Keywords: Unistoten, Unis’toten, Unis’to’ten Camp, Summer Action Camp, Unis’to’ten Blockade, sign up for Unist’ot’en Camp, WildCoast, Caravan, Caravan to Unis’to’ten, No Pipelines, No Enbridge, Pipeline Resistance, Direct Action

Action Camp 2016 Winds Up

Action Camp 2016

This year´s 7th Annual Action Camp was well received by some incredible and compassionate human beings. There were many profound workshops on Indigenous Land Defender Self-Care, Settler Solidarity, Anonymity and Safety in Cyber Space, Green House Design, and much more. A strategic action plan is now in the works to help us counter the misleading multi-Billion dollar propaganda that government, industry, and pro-industry forces employ.

We may be a grassroots led movement but we are formidable and unstoppable. It is people like you who make this possible. If we believe-in and project a message from the onset that, ¨There Will Be NO Pipelines¨ we know without a doubt that we will manifest that statement. There is no soft language in our message. Our conviction is backed up by thousands and thousands of years of ancestral wisdom and power. They stand behind us; they bless us.

Thank you to all of the wonderful people who came to this year´s camp, the organizers from the Unistoten Solidarity Brigade, and to all of the supporters and allies, like you, who are living a life that your children will respect and honour.

Action Camp is Almost Here

The Camp is getting ready to welcome people to this summer’s Action Camp – just a week away. Here in the south the volunteers of the Unist’ot’en Solidarity Brigade have been busy interviewing new visitors and arranging ride-sharing for both new and returning supporters. If you are thinking of heading up but haven’t registered yet it’s not too late.

Just heard from a good friend at the Camp that the weather is a little challenging so be prepared if you are heading up soon. A fair amount of rain, then as hot as 34 C when the sun comes out. Then cool at night and first thing in the morning. Unistoten Action

 

Call Out for Action Camp Workshop Presenters

July 13-17, 2016

The theme this year is: Strategizing to reach more people in educating about climate change and impacts to all

– From messaging via various mediums
– Fundraising campaigns that work

If you have knowledge you want to share send a bio and information on your workshop to Freda
fhuson@gmail.com

Unist’ot’en Youth Art Camp

If you know Indigenous Youth who are talented budding Artists check this out! We have a 2 week camp coming up which will bring together notable Northwest Coast Artists (for a 50 foot and 20 foot wall mural, Interpretive Signs, Replica Bentwood boxes…). There will also be Gifted Psychiatrists & Counselors specializing in Youth Mental Wellness, Wonderful Wet’suwet’en Language Teachers, Talented Western Artists, Visionary Documentary Film Makers (Filming and Editing), Creative Crafts People, and Amazing Comic Designers.

This is a great opportunity for young Indigenous people to practice their skills, learn about our culture and meet like-minded people . The availability of spaces may soon be limited so get organizing and register yourselves or the Youth in your community now!

Art Camp poster 2016

“My Bad” and the issue of Sincere Accountabilty

Many people make mistakes. Things often get broken; Things often get lost; Things often get ruined. People who depend on those things often have to go without these things until a replacement is found. Sometimes these things seem trivial, like a 10 mm socket wrench forgotten at a worksite, or a busted handle on a BBQ lid. However sometimes these things are critical such as a vehicle engine that’s blown because someone forgot to top up the oil, or a broken window latch for a window during the coldest months of the year. Either way it’s understandable when mistakes happen.
Where things go bad is when something happens and nothing is said. The person(s) may decide it’s better to calmly walk away and pretend nothing happened. Often it’s fear that motivates one to avoid fessing up to their mistake. The fear of loosing someone’s trust is a powerful force.
Sometimes people mangle something beyond repair and may phone the owner or FB message them with a minimalist projection of the actual situation. They may hope to be gone from the scene of the incident before the owner gets back or they may sit and await and weather the storm when the owner returns.
Sometimes things are lost, broken, or ruined and the person(s) responsible may decide to just not say anything until the safety leave locale where this occurred. The owner might not notice that something is wrong until the actually need the object that was lost/broken/ruined.
None of these situations are alright. The problem is not the object, it is the accountability for those responsible. A far too common phrase used by many today us the term “MY BAD”. The term “My Bad” assumes some responsibility but it negates accountability. This is not cool. It’s not cool at all.
It is an old fashioned practice that my late father taught to me to own up to a mistake right away. Own up to a mistake and ask if there is a way for you to help remedy the situation so that trust is maintained and nurtured. This practice embeds a high level of respect and accountability. It teaches us to exercise humility and care. These are qualities which we can all benefit from.
So next time, and there will be many next times, own up to what happened right away and never use the term “My Bad”.

Healing Centre Stage 2 – Some Assembly Required

Lumber for Healing Centre Stage 2

Healing Centre Stage 2 – Some Assembly Required

Excitement is growing as Spring Work Camp 2016 is about to get underway. Some of the construction crew have already arrived and more are on the way. A friend and long-time Camp supporter sent us this picture after delivering and unloading the lumber yard order.

In addition to erecting what will be the central space for Healing Centre programs, including counselling and meeting rooms volunteer crews will work to finish Freda and Toghestiy’s pithouse and complete the renovation of the big root cellar. People will also be busy in the permaculture garden – which over the past couple of years has grown into what could almost be called a small farm.

 

 

 

Stop the Pipelines, Start the Music!

An evening in support of the Unist’ot’en Camp featuring Five Alarm Funk, The Boom Booms, Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron, and Ta’Kaiya Blaney

event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1140920752605738/

Tickets $20 in advance online at http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=6464575&dispatch=loadSelectionData
Advance tickets also at Zulu, Red Cat and Highlife record stores
$25 at the door

April 1 fundraiser poster