The West Kootenay People Who Support the Wet’suwet’en will be hosting a screening of the Unist’ot’en Camp film ‘Invasion’.
After the film Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Adam Gagnon, and Antonia Mills who worked on the Delgamuukw case, will speak to the audience about Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders and their struggle to have their sovereign land rights and title recognized.
Film Synopsis: In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint. ‘Invasion’ is a new film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, the 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. The violence, environmental destruction, and disregard for human rights following TC Energy (formerly TransCanada)/Coastal GasLink’s interim injunction has been devastating to bear, but this fight is far from over.
The public welcome to attend a screening of the movie on Friday, March 20th from 7-9 p.m. at The Langham Cultural Center, 447 A Ave in Kaslo or on Sunday, March 22nd from 7-9 p.m. at The Castle Theatre, 185 Columbia Ave in Castlegar to learn about the Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders in Canada.
Purpose of the Event: to raise awareness about Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders and their struggle to have their sovereign land rights and title recognized.
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