Fourteen Arrested in First Nations Blockade of Canadian Pipeline
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FEATURING KARLA TAIT – Fourteen people were arrested in Northern British Columbia during a political protest against the construction of a natural gas pipeline through First Nations territory. The pipeline, being constructed by the TransCanada Coastal GasLink, would cut through the Wet’suwet’en nation and specifically the territory of the Unist’ot’en clan.
Those engaged in the action have set up a camp in the area saying they are protecting their healing center on the land. In a press statement they said, “The Unist’ot’en Camp is not a blockade, a protest, or a demonstration – it is a permanent, non-violent occupation of Unist’ot’en territory, established to protect our homelands from illegal industrial encroachments and to preserve a space for our community to heal from the violence of colonization.”
For more information visit http://unistoten.camp.
Karla Tait, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Clinical Programming at the Unist’ot’en Healing Centre, and Unist’ot’en House Member, had been participating in the actions against the pipeline construction.