Timeline of the Campaign: A Timeline

January21997
1997

Delgamuukw Supreme Court Case

Landmark decision recognizing that aboriginal title is not extinguished in the areas claimed by Wet’suwet’en and Gixtsan. This case sets criteria for future rulings on aboriginal title. Plaintiffs in the case are all hereditary chiefs.
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January12007
2007

Interest and Use study on proposed PTP project

Wet’suwet’en express will to prevent all pipelines.
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January12008
2008

Opting out of BC treaty process

Decision by all Wet’suwet’en Clans to unanimously opt out of the BC Treaty Process, asserting rights and title on ancient jurisdiction belonging to them.
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April12009
2009

Checkpoint

Checkpoint established on Wedzin Kwa entrance to Unist’ot’en Territory
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April52010
2010

Cabin construction

Construction begins on log cabin, directly on the exact location of the proposed pipeline corridors.
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December12011
December 2011

Supporting Gitxsan

Unist’ot’en supports their grassroots neighbors, the Gitxsan nation, who blocked entry to their treaty office to contest a deal with Enbridge.
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April112012
2012

Speaking tours

Speaking tours educate wider audiences on Unist’ot’en resistance to fracking and tarsands expansion.
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August12012
August 2012

3rd Annual Unist’ot’en Action Camp

200+ people attend a 5 day series of educational workshops, from all over Turtle Island and beyond.
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July12013
2013

Pithouse construction

Construction of traditional Pithouse on the territory.
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August12014
2014

Bunkhouse

Construction of bunkhouse for visitors.
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June12015
2015

Healing Centre

Construction begins on the Healing Centre.
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September32015
September 3, 2015

Hereditary chiefs say NO to ALL pipelines

Hereditary chiefs from all five clans, and Office of the Wet’suwet’en staff, visit camp at the Wedzin Kwa. They assert their support for Unist’ot’en and affirm their position being NO to ALL pipelines.
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