Transcanada attempts to enter Unist’ot’en territory.
A look at the lasting influence the Oka Crisis has had on indigenous resistance
The so called “Oka Crisis” is one of the most legendary battles between indigenous land defenders and settles in the last century.
Since 2009, the Unist’ot’en clan and its supporters have occupied a camp that is blocking proposed oil and gas pipelines in northern British Columbia, Canada.
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
On July 22, 2014, the Unist’ot’en camp evicted a TransCanada crew working on the Coastal Gaslink fracked gas pipeline.
Amid threats of a raid and impending pipeline approvals, the Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation are prepared to continue to defend their territories against the incursion of government and industry.
With some of the only video from behind police lines, subMedia.tv witnessed the brutal raid by the Royal Colonial Mounted Police on the Mi’kmaq blockade of fracking equipment.
For over two weeks now, a coalition of people including local Mi’kmaq residents, and anglophone and Acadian settlers, have blockaded the road leading to an equipment compound leased to South Western Energy or SWN.