Occupied Snuneymuxw Territories

Red Braid began organizing in Nanaimo in early 2018, when homeless residents took over an empty lot owned by the City of Nanaimo and established Discontent City, which soon became one of the largest tent cities in Canada. Red Braid supported residents to organize against government and vigilante forces bent on their displacement, until the City of Nanaimo finally won a court injunction to clear the camp in late 2018.

Photo by Murray Bush/flux photo

Updates and Events

Displaced from Wesley street, homeless people to rally and fight back against city and police

Former Wesley strip residents are calling a press conference for December 8th to speak out against the violent displacement by cops and by-law after a fire in the camp. A rally and march to City Hall will take place afterwards.

December 6th, 2020|

Defend the Schoolhouse Four and break the back of property rights!

Alliance Against Displacement welcomes the visibility of the Schoolhouse Four court case because it lays bare the status quo dehumanization that homeless and other oppressed people face most days out of the public eye.

February 20th, 2019|

“Nanaimo is following the letter, not the spirit of the law”: Discontent City returns to court as Mayor McKay fumbles the displacement of tent city

As the court-ordered deadline approaches for the displacement of Discontent City, the mayor can’t get his story straight about whether he will order police to scatter hundreds of homeless people out into the streets.

October 11th, 2018|

Nanaimo ignores the Province’s request to delay the eviction of Discontent City; sends three hundred people into the streets

SNUNEYMUXW TERRITORY (NANAIMO): On Tuesday October 9th at a regular meeting with representatives of Discontent City, Nanaimo’s Director of [...]

October 11th, 2018|