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Tiny House Warriors establish new village to resist pipeline, assert Secwepemc sovereignty

No Consent Secwepemcby Justin Brake, APTN National News, July 19, 2018

The Tiny House Warriors have established a new village in BC’s interior at the site of a planned worker’s camp and are calling land defenders to the area in an effort to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and assert Secwepemc sovereignty in Secwepemcul’ecw, their unceded territory. Read the rest of this entry

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‘It’s going to be a hot Indian Summer’: Secwepemc Women Warriors call land defenders to B.C.

Tiny-Houses-Warriors-Flag-1000-x-562by Justin Brake, APTN National News, July 15, 2018

Members of the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society are calling land defenders and warriors to British Columbia, where prominent Secwepemc Ktunaxa land defender Kanahus Manuel was arrested Saturday morning while asserting Secwepemc title and rights and resisting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Read the rest of this entry

RCMP arrest Indigenous pipeline protester at provincial park near Kamloops, B.C.

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A still from a video on a Facebook page belonging to Kanahus Manuel shows her being handcuffed and taken away by RCMP officers. (Kanahus Manuel/Facebook)

Facebook video shot at scene shows RCMP officers detaining a woman protesting Trans Mountain pipeline

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Secwepmec First Nation ‘Tiny House Warriors’ occupy North Thompson provincial park

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What was originally a three day event has turned into an indefinite occupation of the North Thompson provincial park by the Secwepmec Nation in protest of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. (Kanahus Manuel/Facebook)

‘It’s no longer a park. It’s where we live. It’s Secwepmec land’

Indigenous resistance, title make Trans Mountain pipeline extension ‘untenable,’ says economist

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Land defender Kanahus Manuel (centre) and Secwepemc people and allies have vowed to defend unceded Secwepemc territory against the Trans Mountain pipeline extension. Some say Secwepemc title and jurisdiction make the controversial project a risky investment.

by Justin Brake, APTN News, June 8, 2018

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is a high-risk investment for Canada and any future financial backers because it runs through unceded Indigenous lands, says one economist. Read the rest of this entry

Secwepemc run for clean water, against Kinder Morgan pipeline

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Secwepemc youth run for clean water. Photo: CFJC Today

First Nations group hoping to bring more awareness to pipelines, environment

By Chad Klassen, CFJC Today, March 19, 2018

KAMLOOPS — It’s a run for clean water, a journey that began in Valemount on Saturday and wraps up in Kamloops on Tuesday.

The runners and walkers and support team are hoping to bring more awareness about environmental impacts happening within Secwepemc territory.  Read the rest of this entry

Environmental assessment sinks proposed Ajax mine near Kamloops

Secwepemc ajax-mineKGHM’s proposed open-pit copper and gold mine would have spanned 1,700 hectares

CBC News, Dec 14, 2017

The provincial government has opted not to issue an environmental assessment certificate for a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine near Kamloops, prompting applause from the city and local First Nations. Read the rest of this entry

WARRIORS REMOVE KINDER MORGAN ANTI SALMON SPAWNING NETS

(Swift Creek, Unceded, Unsurrendered Secwepemc Territory)
Wild Salmon Warriors returned home yesterday after conducting a two week observation and removal of Kinder Morgan’s anti-salmon spawning mats that illegally disrupted four water ways in Secwepemc Territory. Read the rest of this entry

Indigenous rights ‘serious obstacle’ to Kinder Morgan pipeline, report says

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Secwepemc activist Kanahus Manuel in front of a tiny house being built in the path of Kinder Morgan pipeline’s planned route through her Nation’s territory in British Columbia, Canada. Photograph: Ian Willms/Greenpeace

Pipeline company downplaying major legal and financial risks of crossing unceded First Nations territory in British Columbia

by Martin Lukacs, The Guardian, October 16, 2017

The controversial expansion of a pipeline that would carry tar sands crude from Alberta to British Columbia’s coast will be doomed by the rising power of Indigenous land rights.

That’s the message that Kanahus Manuel, an Indigenous activist from the Secwepemc Nation in central BC, plans to deliver to banks financing the project as she travels through Europe this week. Read the rest of this entry

Canadian Indigenous activist in North Dakota court to face Standing Rock charges

kanahus-manuelKanahus Manuel was arrested near the construction of the North Dakota Access Pipeline Oct. 22

By Brandi Morin, CBC News, October 3, 2017

A Secwepemc activist from B.C. is in a North Dakota court today to face charges stemming from her involvement with protests in Standing Rock.

Kanahus Manuel was among dozens of people arrested near the construction of the North Dakota Access Pipeline last Oct. 22. Read the rest of this entry