Decolonization Teach-In

An all-day decolonization Teach-In in order to prepare and strategize settler resistance to settler colonialism from “right here, right now” on Lekwungen and Wsanec territories, to the Unis’tot’en resistance against pipeline construction, fracking and on the Wet’suwe’ten territories.

The date for the Teach-In is Sunday April 28th 9:30-6:30

This Teach-In will provide settlers with an understanding of how the destruction of land as well as violence experienced by Indigenous peoples, who stand in assertion of their inherent sovereignty, can be located in both a historical and contemporary reality of colonialism. In preparing for resistance to the Pacific Trail Pipelines, this Teach-In will begin to prepare settler people to stand alongside Indigenous peoples in resisting the ongoing processes of colonialism – whether that be at the Unis’tot’en camp in the spring and summer, or elsewhere.

Hereditary Chief Toghestiy of the Likhsts’amisyu Clan, Unis’tot’en Spokesperson Freda Huson, and Warrior and Teacher Mel Bazil of the Gitimt’en Clan will be joining us for this event and will share with us their stories of resistance and resilience. After which, decolonization activist Carol Bilson Araucana, will lead a workshop for settlers working towards decolonization.  The day will conclude with a supper to share experiences of the day’s events, along with insights and experiences from those who attended last year’s Unis’tot’en Action Camp.

It is being held in the Harry Hickman Building Room 110 and 116 at the University of Victoria on Lekwungen Territories. (http://www.uvic.ca/home/about/campus-info/maps/maps/hhb.php)

Entry to participate in the Teach-In is by donation of non-perishable food to the Unis’tot’en camp, which can be brought with you to the Teach-In, or by monetary donation to the Unis’tot’en camp, which can be made online or in person the day of.

Please register here

Meals will be provided, along with bus tickets and childcare for those who need them. When registering, please indicate dietary, childcare, and other needs, as the organizers of this Teach-In are committed to creating as safe and accessible a space as possible. Please let us know if you have any requirements in order to participate.

For more information about the Unis’tot’en camp and their front line resistance please visit:

http://unistotencamp.com/

For more information about the spring and summer caravans to the Unis’tot’en camp and how you can support them, please check out VicFAN’s website here:

http://forestaction.wikidot.com/caravan