Everything We Know About the Possible RCMP Raid on the Unist’ot’en Camp

The Vice video is very informative for those who don’t know how much this land means to the unistoten. When one talks about anyone interfering with jobs…you have to ask yourself, what is a job? A job is to provide you with money to get food, water, shelter, clothing. This is what the unistoten are doing on the land — they use it for food, water, shelter, and the possibility of clothing (sheep or flax, possibly). So what is the difference? The difference is that oil destroys the very basics of life: water, soil, air. You destroy those, and you’re done. You can’t eat money.

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Unistoten bridge reinforcing 3By Julie Chadwick, Vice.com, September 1, 2015

Tension remains high in Northwestern BC as representatives from the Unist’ot’en clan and their legal representatives held a meeting with the RCMP regarding the fate of their settlement camp on Tuesday afternoon.

A non-violent occupation of unceded Unist’ot’en traditional territory since 2010, the camp was originally established to stand in the intended path of the Pacific Trail natural gas pipeline. It has since expanded to include structures built directly in the path of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and the TransCanada Coastal Gaslink pipeline, encompassed within a sweeping declaration that all pipelines are banned from their territories. A checkpoint ensures that no one enters or leaves the territory without their direct consent.

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