The number of communities willing to stand in the way of industrial development is growing as they examine their options for real change. While indigenous communities have asserted their sovereignty by taking action against industry for generations, non-indigenous communities throughout BC are also seeing the need to stand up to government and industry that continue to promote exploitation of land and communities in the interest of profits.
In mid August the Unistoten Clan of the Wet'suwet'en hosted their second annual camp to build support for grassroots opposition to Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline. This years camp saw the completion of a cabin built directly in the path of the Enbridge's proposed right of way. The Council of Canadians has attended and supported both camps and has committed to continue supporting the grassroots opposition to tar sands infrastructure that is growing around the province.