VICE Canada Reports: No Pipelines
For the last several years, the Unist'ot'en Clan have maintained a roadblock deep within their unceded traditional territories. Some say they may be deemed threats to Canada through Bill C-51.
With Bill C-51 still awaiting approval in the Senate, the so-called anti-terror bill has managed to remain controversial. The bill, which will give agencies like CSIS sweeping new powers to combat terrorist "threats," has been criticized for being so broad that anyone deemed a threat to critical infrastructure, territorial integrity, or the economic stability of Canada could become a target.
This directly affects the Unist'ot'en Clan, who have maintained a roadblock deep within their unceded traditional territories in British Columbia, to keep out oil and gas pipelines. VICE producer Stephanie Brown gained access to the camp to talk to the founders and supporters about their plight, and to find out how they think Bill C-51 affects them.