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RESIST: The Unist'ot'en's Call To The Land (2013) (trailer)

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RESIST: The Unist'ot'en's Call To The Land is a short documentary that was filmed in the summer of 2013 on unceded Wet'suwet'en territory, 1000 km north of Vancouver in northern BC (western Canada) over the duration of the fourth annual Environmental Action Camp, hosted by the Unist’ot’en (C'ihlts'ehkhyu/Big Frog) Clan.

The focus of the film is on the Camp as a year-round resistance to exploitative industry, and what it represents in relation to indigenous sovereignty and the environmental, legal, and social issues surrounding pipeline projects in British Columbia. The short film documents one of the most important resistance camps in North America at this time.

Four years ago, grassroots members of the Wet’suwet’en people found out about the oil and gas pipeline projects being proposed through their territory without consultation or permission. The Camp has so far been successful at turning away pipeline workers and surveyors trying to start work on the pipelines by setting up a “soft blockade” at the bridge over the Wed’zin Kwah (Morice River) into their territory. They have built a log cabin, traditional pit-house, permaculture garden, and a bunk house for volunteers directly in the path of the Pacific Trails Pipeline (PTP) and Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline routes.

The intruders have been warned about trespassing on unceded land. The Unis'tot'en people are supported by their neighbours in the Likhts’amisyu Clan, the Gidem'ten Clan and other indigenous and non-indigenous allies.

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