Indigenous-led Tiny House Warriors are building homes in the path of the Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline to protest the project, which would increase the flow of Alberta tar sands to the Vancouver coast from the current 300,000 barrels a day to 890,000.
The recent Standing Rock standoff over the Dakota Access Pipeline and eight-year Unist’ot’en resistance camp in northern British Columbia are a manifestation of “indigenous resurgence” against colonialism and fossil fuel developments, including pipelines.
Dozens of students from around Canada were arrested on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, while protesting Kinder Morgan’s proposed $5.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The protest was the largest act of youth-led climate civil disobedience in Canadian history.
The ongoing #NoDAPL protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, led by the Standing Rock Tribe, is a new chapter in the “long history of Native American opposition to colonialism and resource extraction on their lands.”
On Wednesday, over 40 Canadian groups wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal cabinet and urged them to reject the pressure to champion the expansion of tar sands operations and pipelines.