A collective of organizers is working with the VIPIRG working group No Pipelines! to organize a movement-building teach-in and we need your help! On April 26-28th we are hosting three key organizers from the Wet’suwet’en who will be sharing their experiences in defending their unceded territory from Chevron and Apache Oil’s Pacific Trail Pipeline.
This weekend-long event will give settlers a chance to learn about the struggle up North; to work through the ways in which colonialism has complicated how to be a helpful ally to Indigenous people; and, to learn ways to contribute to the movement into the summer and beyond. Through an anti-colonial and anti-capitalist lens, we hope to explore the ways we can work to support Indigenous-led struggles.
Moreover, the Teach-In itself will provide an opportunity for settlers to lend concrete assistance to local Indigenous communities. On Friday and Saturday, settlers have been asked to provide logistical support for an Indigenous caucus on the Tsartlip reserve.
We are going to need help!
– raising funds,
– billeting out of town guests,
– providing transportation to and from venues,
– preparing food for the weekend as a team,
– set up / take down of venue
and all manner of tasks before and during the Teach-In. If you are interested in assisting with any of these things get in touch!
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to lend a hand.
** If you cannot volunteer but still want to help, please donate to the Unis’tot’en Food Drive!
We are collecting non-perishable food items at the VIPIRG office in the Student Union Building (B122) and at Camas Books and InfoShop (2620 Quadra St).
Also, if you are interested in supporting the struggle on the front line, please visit http://forestaction.wikidot.com/caravan as the Unis’tot’en camp needs volunteers this May.