Crisis at Unist’ot’en

Thursday, January 10

3:30 p.m.

11:25 a.m.

10:00 a.m. (PST)

10:00 a.m. (EST)

6:00 a.m. (EST)


Wednesday, January 9


7:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

7:00 a.m.


Tuesday, January 8

4:30 p.m.

12:50 p.m.

7:00 a.m.
Video of raid at Gidumt’en


Monday, January 7

9:00 p.m.

Several people from the media team were able to retreat to Unist’ot’en Camp and publish photos.

6:45 p.m.

Unist’ot’en Camp spokesperson Freda Huson goes live as her territory is about to get raided.

5:37 p.m.

4:45 p.m.

4:15 p.m.

3:45 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

1:50 p.m.

1:40 p.m.

1:35 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:05 p.m.

12:45 p.m.


RCMP raid convoy

Posted by Frontline Solidarity on Monday, January 7, 2019

12:30 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – Reports that RCMP are on the move and headed to Gidumt’en checkpoint

8:15 a.m. – Democracy Now reports on upcoming raid


Back in 2011, subMedia started doing media support for the Unist’ot’en Camp. If you have not heard about the Unist’ot’en, in short, they are an indigenous community in northwest “Canada.” They started re-occupying their territory in 2009, with the aim of kick starting a process of decolonization, but also to block the construction of the Pacific Trails Pipeline, a fossil fuel transportation project that would have brought fracked gas from northeastern “British Columbia” to a liquefied natural gas port on the Pacific. Since then, what began as a single cabin “in the middle of nowhere” has grown into a small village that includes a healing center that helps indigenous people overcome trauma and addiction issues. Today, the Unist’ot’en are at crossroads as a new pipeline project, the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, has received backing from the Canadian government, their courts and their police. Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have been building up tactical forces in the nearby towns to forcibly remove the camp to allow for pipeline work to begin.

As we keep our eyes on the this rapidly developing situation, we will update this blog throughout the day and bring you updates as we get them. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Mastodon. In the meantime, we offer you the first film we made about the Unist’ot’en entitled “Oil Gateway.”