Video: Unist’ot’en Camp Evicts TransCanada Helicopter Crew

DERRICK ON JULY 24TH, 2014 4:09 PM

An online video shows Wet’suwet’en protesters from the Unist’ot’en Camp peacefully evicting several TransCanada contract pipeline workers from their traditional Aboriginal territory on Tuesday.  The region is where First Nations have been intensifying “direct actions” against several multi-billion-dollar pipelines for oil and LNG export for months now.

“Your equipment will be confiscated if you try to return,” said an unidentified masked man, as he approached a company helicopter.

“You know TransCanada is not allowed on the territory, right?” he also asked other crews on patrol.

Camp members believed the workers had come to work on Coastal Gaslink, a 650-km natural gas pipeline that TransCanada plans to build for the $12-billion “LNG Canada” terminal in Kitimat, proposed by Shell, PetroChina, Korea Gas and Mitsubishi.

The 22,000-kilometre territory of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation — where the camp is based — is highly strategic, and poses a bottleneck for pipelines.


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