A First Nations group plans to build “Tiny Houses” on route of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
The group is called the Tiny House Warriors.
According to a media release by Greenpeace, members of the Secwepemc Nation are constructing the first of ten tiny houses — based on a design from allies at Standing Rock— next week at an undisclosed location on unceded Secwepemc territory. Greenpeace Canada, is a partner in the build.
InfoTel News reports, from Sept. 5 to Sept. 8 at Neskonlith near Kamloops, volunteers with the Tiny House Warriors will be working to build a home in the path of the pipeline with the intention of rebuilding village sites along the route. In doing this the group hopes to assert its authority over unceded territory.
The unceded Secwepemc territory, is the largest indigenous territory that Kinder Morgan’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will cross.
The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline was originally built in 1953 and the $6.8 billion expansion is expected to triple the lines capacity as it runs from Edmonton to Vancouver.
Tiny Houses in Standing Rock. Photos by Roger Peet.