Some brief updates from your friends at Stop the Pave:
(1) Raising the Resistance: Rally in Solidarity with the Unis’tot’en (Tuesday, Nov. 27)
(2) Updates & media articles
1. Raising Resistance: Solidarity with the Unist’ot’en:
Vancouver takes part in day of action in support of Unis’tot’en resistance to pipelines
Noon at Apache Canada Office, 200 Burrard Street (corner Cordova)
Web link with full backgrounder:
Facebook information for all cities:
In inspiring resistance this past week, the Unist’ot’en and Grassroots Wet’suwet’en have, yet again, evicted pipelines from their territories!
On November 20th, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Toghestiy intercepted and issued an eagle feather to surveyors from the Can-Am Geomatics company who were working for Apache’s proposed natural gas Pacific Trails Pipeline (PTP). In Wet’suwet’en law, an eagle feather is used as a first and only notice of trespass. The surveyors were ordered to leave the territory and the road leading into the territory has been closed to all industry activities until further notice. The materials that were left behind by the work crew are being held until Apache and PTP agree to open up appropriate lines of communication with the Unist’ot’en and grassroots Wet’suwet’en according to the Free Prior and Informed Consent protocol and laws of their unceded territories.
The Unist’ot’en are against all pipelines slated to cross through their territories, which include Enbridge Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgans northern proposal, Pacific Trails, Pembina, Spectra, and others.
The Unis’tot’en are now calling for solidarity and support actions to reaffirm their position and to amplify the message to Industry and Government that no proposed pipelines will proceed in their territories. There is a call for immediate actions on Tuesday November 27th to ensure that corporations, investors, and governments get a clear message that they have no right or jurisdiction to approve development on Unist’ot’en lands.
Join us in Vancouver at noon at the offices of Apache Canada, who have a 40% stake in the Pacific Trails Pipeline. Spread the word, invite your friends, bring your drums. For information on other cities, check the web link or Facebook event information listed above.
The Unist’ot’en community’s website, including news releases and videos from latest events:
A short video explaining the community’s struggle can be found at:
Donate winter gear and supplies to the Unist’ot’en action camp:
BC First Nation members evict pipeline surveyors and setup road block:
Fractured Land video and project:
The “Raising Resistance” call to action is issued by the Unist’ot’en and grassroots Wet’suwet’en. Stop the Pave supports this call to action. For full list, visit the facebook or the weblink.
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2. A few updates and media articles from the global resistance to highway expansion:
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