Video: What We Talk About When We Talk About Privilege

In this YES! Short, volunteers discuss what it means to confront the privilege of others—as well as their own.

When visitors clear the checkpoint and cross the bridge into the Unist'ot'en camp, they quickly learn that they've entered a privilege-free zone.

Special Report: Unsurrendered 

The Unist’ot’en clan has occupied its unceded traditional land in northern British Columbia for more than five years to prevent oil and gas pipelines from crossing the territory. In that time, hundreds of volunteers have visited from around the world with varying identity, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Indigenous and non-indigenous supporters alike see privilege as an ideological obstacle for the movement. In workshops and conversations held there, many learn that letting go of privilege is the first step toward decolonization.

In this YES! Short, volunteers at the Unist’ot’en Camp discuss what it means to confront the privilege of others—as well as their own.