The Rainforest Flying Squad is a volunteer driven, grassroots, non-violent direct action movement. We are committed to protecting the last stands of globally significant ancient temperate rainforest on Vancouver Island.
These blockades take place on unceded Pacheedaht and Ditidaht territory. Further, we acknowledge that our actions take us through the territories of many coastal peoples on our way: The Songhees, Esquimalt, T’Sou-ke, Cowichan, Penelakut and many other nations have carefully stewarded these sacred lands since time immemorial and we recognize the ecological destruction of this land as colonial violence and a by-product of white supremacy and global capitalism. These colonial entities have pushed the planet to the brink of ecological ruin and we must now all resist.
We continue to blockade under the invitation of Pacheedaht Elder Bill Jones and Hereditary Chief Victor Peter. This invitation comes with a responsibility to act in ways that care for and defend this ecosystem that sustains the planet and our spirits. He asks that we show humility to the land and to each other while we are here, and that we, “Go for a walk in the woods.”