Updates from the Yintah

Spring Work Camp Updates, Summer Work Party announcement, and updates on the ongoing incursion from CGL

Summer Work Party and Updates on CGL Incursions

Summer Work Party Announcement

Unist'ot'en Camp SUMMER WORK PARTY AUG 14 - SEPT 4 WET'SUWET'EN TERRITORIES If you've always wanted to go, this is the time! CGL is trying...  to push their pipeline through but you can help the Unist'ot'en push back! The Healing Centre is healing Wet'suwet'en people from trauma & substances. You can support them in their work by volunteering this summer. Work hard. Sleep under the stars. Swim in the river. Eat good food. Make new friends. HEAL THE PEOPLE. HEAL THE LAND. REGISTER AT HTTP://UNISTOTEN.CAMP/COME-TO-CAMP/ Aug 2023 www.unistoten.camp #wetsuwetenstrong

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Come to the Yintah!

Our Spring Work Camp is almost done and it’s time to start planning for our End of Summer Work Party, happening August 14th to Sept 4th, 2023.
With the generous help from a group of dedicated and spirited volunteers, we took down the old boiler building and have established the bones of the new one. It will be better at holding snow load and shedding it, sparing our full time residents the danger of roof shoveling!
We also assisted with the installation of the solar array. It will power the entire Healing Centre and outbuildings with energy to spare, and eliminate the need for reliance on diesel for electricity.
The garden was weeded and given much needed attention, the food storage and library was organized, and many cheerful meals and rounds of cards were enjoyed in the last few weeks.
We would love to meet more of you this summer, and our next push before winter is August, where we will be finishing the boiler building and the new woodshed for Freda’s cabin and the main water supply.
If you’re comfortable with power tools, can cook for groups, are handy with a sawmill or chainsaw, are a darn good dishwasher, are a medic or massage therapist, or are otherwise willing to work hard and get your hands dirty for the Revolution, we want to see you on the Yintah in August!
Before applying to come to camp, the Unist'ot'en ask you to read the preparing for your visit page on their website and pay particular attention to the consent guidelines and guidelines for behaviour. Behaviour going against the guidelines will not be tolerated.

After reading the above page, we welcome you to register here!

Can’t go but wish to contribute? Please consider making a donation via the donation page or donate straight to the Work Party Grocery and Supply Fund by sending an etransfer to this email address, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Updates on the CGL Invasion

CGL’s security are overstepping any authority the injunction may grant and are increasingly infringing on our (Wet’suwet’en and our guests) right to privacy and aboriginal rights by impeding our free movement for cultural activities on our territory.

One night at 4 am, CGL’s security guards across the bridge blocked traffic to our healing centre and interrogated female guests about their identity and destination. Another time, they stopped and questioned a wood harvester hired to gather firewood. They follow guests, sometimes tailgating them, on the forest service road, usually women driving alone or in pairs, at a distance unsafe on city streets let alone a gravel road after spring melt.

Another harassment incident occurred when a group of CGL security guards kettled our truck and trailer driver, preventing his exit and mocking him. Our skid steer operator then asked them to move and was in turn harassed by security recording him while he waited for the driver to return.

On multiple occasions, Unist’ot’en members have been followed while performing cultural activities nowhere near the “CGL right of way”. When approached and asked for his grounds for following us when we were clearly far from CGL worksites, he shared that he was instructed to “follow all non-industry traffic”.

CGL is infringing on Wet’suwet’en rights. All of this behavior is abhorrent and unacceptable, and we demand that CGL respect our right to safety, peace, privacy, and respect our rights on our territory.

CGL’s hired surveillance squad are behaving like school bullies on a playground. Feel free to call their parents or the principal in their offices and let them know that this kind of acting out has consequences.

With all our hearts and gratitude,

Unist’ot’en Village and Healing Centre.

Sent via ActionNetwork.org.

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