Unistoten Camp/Wet'suwet'en film and discussion

Start: Saturday, May 09, 2020 1:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

End: Saturday, May 09, 2020 4:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

This is a virtual event

In what's commonly called "British Columbia, Canada," the Indigenous lands stewarded by the Wet’suwet’en Nation have long suffered colonial attacks at the hand of governments and corporations. Recently, Coastal GasLink/TC Energy has been attempting to build a fracking pipeline across Wet'suwet'en lands. Direct action by the Wet'suwet'en people to block the pipeline have been met with violent invasions from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Join SURJ San Francisco in a remote viewing and discussion of "INVASION," a short film about these struggles. We'll begin with an introduction on Wet’suwet’en Nation, presented by Annie Banks, co-founder of Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Front Bay Area. A film screening and discussion will follow.

The event will be hosted on Zoom. You must sign up to receive the link. For any technical issues, please contact surjsf@gmail.com.


About the film:

In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is a new film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet’suwet’en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous people.

The Unist’ot’en Camp has been a beacon of resistance for nearly 10 years. It is a healing space for Indigenous people and settlers alike, and an active example of decolonization.

About the facilitator:

Annie Banks is a white settler who grew up in Lkwungen and WSANEC territories and who now lives on Ohlone territories with her family. She and her family have been privileged to visit both Unist'ot'en and Gidimt'en territories. Annie and her partner James are co-founders of the Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Front Bay Area. They are also members of the Anti Police-Terror Project and are in community with the Sogorea Te Land Trust locally.

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