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Raising Resistance: Solidarity with the Unist’ot’en

Call for actions on Tuesday November 27th

Tuesday November 27 2012 (All day)

Raising Resistance: Solidarity with the Unist’ot’en.
Call for actions on Tuesday November 27th

Web link with full backgrounder:

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.

Here is how you can get involved for Tues Nov 27:

- Find a local office near you; it could be a corporate office or a government office. Suggestions include: Encana, Apache or EOG who are partnering in PTP; Royal Bank of Canada or Jarislowsky Fraser Limited who are Encana’s largest investors; or provincial or federal offices.

- Any action or presence, large or small, at these offices is welcome. Get the message out that there will no pipelines on Unist’ot’en lands and that these pipelines are harmful to the land and the community. These extractive projects are based on a fundamentally destructive colonial and capitalist model that forces profits ahead of Indigenous self-determination and stewardship, destroys and exploits the land and ecosystems, and disregards the safety and health of communities including those who have to work the poisonous jobs in these industries.

- Please take photos and videos of your action.

- We have basic flyers and media information available that you can download and use.

- Share this FB event and the weblink:

If you can organize an action, please let us know by Sunday November 25th so that we can list it (or do a surprise action!). If you do want to coordinate, please email Harsha at harsha at, Toghestiy at toghestiy at, and Julien at sesame at


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.

Supported by:
Algonquins of Barriere Lake
Ancestral Pride-Ahousaht Sovereign Territory
Anishinabek Oshkimaadiziig Unity Camp
Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows) Land Defenders
Boreal Forest Network
Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3903 First Nations Solidarity Working Group
Climate Justice Research/Action (Science for Peace)
Council of Canadians
Deep Green Resistance
Indigenous Environmental Network
Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade
Independent Jewish Voices-Toronto
Indigenous People's Solidarity Movement-Winnipeg
Indigenous Sovereignty and Solidarity Network-Toronto
International League of People's Struggles-Canada
Mining Justice Alliance
Native Youth Movement
No One Is Illegal-Toronto
No One Is Illegal-Vancouver Coast Salish Territories
Rising Tide-Toronto
Rising Tide-Vancouver Coast Salish Territories
Sierra Club-Prairie Chapter
Streams of Justice
Toronto Bolivia Solidarity
Truth Fool
Turning the Tide Bookstore
Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network.

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