Gitga’at women install a symbolic blockade across the Douglas Channel—in crochet.

Hartley Bay by Miguel Borges
“Landing in Hartley Bay, BC, on a rainy morning.” Original photo ©2004 Miguel Borges. License: CC BY 2.0

In a traditional canoe, Gitga’at women protest the Northern Gateway by installing a blockade made of crochet across the Douglas Channel. Yarn activism is a familiar phenomenon in Canada, receiving a huge boost in 2009 after an influential book was published by authors Moore and Prain.

7,000-metre-long what??
A remarkable feat of crochet craftivism. I eagerly await the pics!
A week prior, Northern Gateway had been approved. Reaction is swift.
The bigger picture of knitted activism.
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In Canada, we are quite familiar with “yarn-bombing,” for good reason.

PLAYLIST: Hey, did you go to this launch? Wow.