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Crisis at Unist’ot’en

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Thurs Jan 10

3:30 pm

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>This morning in so called Montreal, rush hour traffic was once again shut down. This time at the entrance to the port.<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/shutdowncanada?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#shutdowncanada</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/unistoten?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#unistoten</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/wetsuwetenstrong?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#wetsuwetenstrong</a> <a href=”https://t.co/FzmOAOpuFG”>pic.twitter.com/FzmOAOpuFG</a></p>&mdash; submedia (@submedia) <a href=”https://twitter.com/submedia/status/1083821666206183424?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 11, 2019</a></blockquote>
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11:25 am

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>11:25am FORCE IS NOT CONSENT. Police retreated to 61km, there are several big semi trucks, work crew. Media is being forbidden to document. At least 5 cops remain at bridge. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/unistoten?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#unistoten</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/wetsuwetenstrong?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#wetsuwetenstrong</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/nopipelines?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#nopipelines</a></p>&mdash; Unist&#39;ot&#39;en Camp (@UnistotenCamp) <a href=”https://twitter.com/UnistotenCamp/status/1083807375453184000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 11, 2019</a></blockquote>
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10:00 am (PST)

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>10AM: Police have arrived at Unist&#39;ot&#39;en bridge, starting to dismantle blockade. This is a strategic move Hereditary Chiefs have decided. The battle is not lost. NO PIPELINES WILL BE BUILT ON WET&#39;SUWET&#39;EN TERRITORY. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/unistoten?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#unistoten</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/wetsuwentenstrong?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#wetsuwentenstrong</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/nopipelines?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#nopipelines</a> <a href=”https://t.co/ipSHqtIAsF”>pic.twitter.com/ipSHqtIAsF</a></p>&mdash; Unist&#39;ot&#39;en Camp (@UnistotenCamp) <a href=”https://twitter.com/UnistotenCamp/status/1083791631143206912?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 11, 2019</a></blockquote>
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10:00am (EST)

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Message of support reading &quot;Canada is Land Theft&quot; dropped in Kingston for the rolling blockade of hwy 401.<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/shutdowncanada?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#shutdowncanada</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/canadaislandtheft?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#canadaislandtheft</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/unistoten?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#unistoten</a> <a href=”https://t.co/zVoIAksNi3″>pic.twitter.com/zVoIAksNi3</a></p>&mdash; submedia (@submedia) <a href=”https://twitter.com/submedia/status/1083742187890925570?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 11, 2019</a></blockquote>
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6:00 am (EST)

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Brandano Bigtree, 36, from Akwesasne, organizes a hwy slowdown on the 401. A handful of cars are about to drive 60 km/hr in both lanes headed west in support of the Wet’suwet’en <a href=”https://t.co/A8CPOcw53I”>pic.twitter.com/A8CPOcw53I</a></p>&mdash; Jorge Barrera (@JorgeBarrera) <a href=”https://twitter.com/JorgeBarrera/status/1083684691704721408?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 11, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Wed Jan 9

OVER AND OUT

7:00 pm

5:00 pm

4:00 pm

7:00 am

 

Tue Jan 8

4:30 pm

12:50 pm

7:00 AM
Video of raid at Gidumt’en

 

Mon Jan 7

9:00 pm

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


6:45 pm

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

5:37pm

4:45pm

4:15pm

3:45pm

3:00pm

2:45pm

2:00pm

1:50pm

1:40pm

1:35pm

1:15pm

1:05pm

12:45pm

 

RCMP raid convoy

Posted by Frontline Solidarity on Monday, January 7, 2019

12:30 pm

12:00 pm

11:30 am

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

8:15 am – Democracy Now reports on upcoming raid

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Back in 2011 sub.Media 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 aids 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