Next week, members of the Secwepemc Nation will build the first of ten tiny homes. They will put them directly in the path of the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline.

Tiny House Warriors

Design for Tiny House Warriors by Isaac Murdoch

The traditional territory of the Secwepemc is the largest in B.C. and spans from the Rocky Mountains and Jasper National park in the east to the Fraser River in the west. Secwepemc has never given its consent for Kinder Morgan to cross their lands or waters and in fact have, explicitly and irrevocably’ refused its passage through their territory.

Despite this explicit lack of consent Kinder Morgan continues to try to push its pipeline forward. The pipeline expansion would span 518 km of Secwepemc territory and would pose ongoing threats to the land, to the water, to the salmon, and to the climate. These are just some of the reasons why these tiny houses are being built.

The Secwepemc ‘Tiny House Warriors’ will stand to defend their lands and waters and to showcase the solutions they want for their community. The tiny houses will help members re-connect to the land. They will provide homes for members of their community. And eventually they will produce the clean, renewable energy our world needs when they receive their solar upgrade.

Tiny House from Standing Rock

Picture from Kanahus Manuel

Over 150 First Nations and Tribes on both sides of the border have signed the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, which states their specific opposition to tar sands pipelines, rail and/or tanker traffic through their territorial lands and waters because of the threats that tar sands expansion bring with it, and many other Indigneous and non-Indigenous communities stand with them. 

Stand with the Tiny House Warriors, and all those rising up to protect the earth. Follow their story at #TinyHouseWarriors. 

(If you can’t make it to B.C. why not put pressure on one of the banks bankrolling the project. Send your message to T.D. today).