How to Visit

If you’re planning on visiting the camp, read this first

All water protectors are welcome to visit the Stop Alton Gas camp. Your presence is much needed and appreciated! Please read this page of considerations and requests before stopping by.

This is an Indigenous-led fight. This means that settler allies should expect to listen to and learn from Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous folks who are at the camp. When you arrive, ask how you can help, and follow other people’s lead on interacting with passersby and visitors. Aggression or anger towards water protectors, neighbours, police, or security will not be tolerated.

Ceremony

There are often ceremonies taking place at the camp. If you are not sure how to participate respectfully in a ceremony, ask for instructions before it begins, or just watch from the sidelines.

As a rule, asking about how to appropriately participate in or observe ceremony is appreciated.

Female-identified people are invited to wear floor length skirts during ceremony.

People should not participate in ceremonies or touch ceremonial object during menstruation or for the days immediately before or after. If you are on or around your period and a ceremony is taking place, please talk to an elder or ceremonial leader about how to watch from the sidelines, and do not touch any ceremonial objects.

Drugs and alcohol

This is a spiritual camp, and drugs and alcohol are not tolerated. Please do not bring drugs or alcohol to the camp, nor visit the camp when you are under the influence.

What to bring

Please bring everything you need to be self-sufficient and comfortable. This may include a tent and bed setup, a chair, water, a hat, something to read, rain coat, etc. There is a portapotty on site, but no shower. Water tanks are filled regularly, but it is advisable to bring a full water bottle.

Check out our list of supplies needed for ideas of what to donate.

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