More than 500 kilometres of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion runs through Secwepemc territory. That’s almost half of the total distance the project covers from Edmonton to B.C.’s south coast.
Secwepemc Nation itself has 17 member bands, some of which were consulted individually for the project. Of these, four have signed agreements in support of the project. Others, like Neskonlith band, have expressed opposition. All kinds of affected people and communities, as shown by our database, hold positions that fall somewhere in between.
What does all of this mean to the people that live here? How are people feeling in light of the federal government’s recent purchase of the project? I’m getting in a truck with reporters from APTN tomorrow to find out.
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