How To Stop An Oil And Gas Pipeline: The Unist’ot’en Camp Resistance

8 11 2014

Over the past four years, the Unist’ot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en nation have literally built a strategy to keep three proposed oil and gas pipelines from crossing their land. Concerned about the environmental damage a leak could cause on land they’ve never given up, they’ve constructed a protection camp to block pipeline companies. As opposition to the development of Alberta’s tar sands and to fracking projects grows across Canada, with First Nations communities on the front lines, the Unist’ot’en camp is an example of resistance that everyone is watching.

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8 11 2014
Douglas Newman

Good on Tirst Nation’s People everywhere. More non-aboriginal People need to step up and support their Protection of the lands, waters, and air quality. People have the right to expect *our* “leaders” to lead, not despoil and kill our very means of existence. Mother Earth, Mother Nature, or Spaceship Earth. It doesn’t matter what you call it. It sustains us *all*, and we need to respect it. For, in a very deep and real sense, We, The People of the World, are it, and it is us. Good on everyone who tirelessly dreams, plans, and works toward our shared “better futures”. Solidarity gets it done, folks!

8 11 2014
Douglas Newman

Obviously, that should have been “First” Nations.

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