Unist’ot’en is a healing camp established by the Wet’swet’un people in their own territories (near Houston, in So-called British Columbia). It is a place for people to come restore and heal. Unist’ot’en was initially a camp intended for resisting various pipeline projects. A checkpoint was established on April 1, 2009 which allowed the Wet’sowet’un Clans to control the traffic in their territory. The camp and its leaders have been very important in both the battle against the pipelines in so-called BC as well as assisting many people of settler heritage to seek appropriate paths for coming to terms with their role as colonial participants and seek better ways forward. Considered an inspiration for various other encampments and re-settlements that have taken place since on Turtle Island. The Healing center and camp continue to operate.
There is an older Article from Earthfirst! Journal in the citations section that outlines some of the history of this re-occupation project.
Note: Location marked on map is approximate using directions from the Unist’ot’en Camp website.
Visit http://unistotencamp.com/for more information.