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Actions Planned to Support Resistance by First Nations Group Against Oil Pipeline

Solidarity actions are expected across Canada and around the world today to support a resistance effort by First Nations groups in British Columbia against the construction of an oil pipeline on their land. Last week, members of the Unis’tot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation seized equipment and established a roadblock to prevent construction on the Pacific Trails Pipeline, which would carry gas extracted through the the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Organizers have twice evicted pipeline surveyors from the land, accusing the workers of trespassing.

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