Why does Canada own the Transmountain pipeline and where are the pressure points of divestment?

This podcast episode examines the economic risks posed by the Trans Mountain Expansion Project — the pipeline that crosses 518 km of Secwepemc territory in the south-central interior of British Columbia (BC). The featured guests are experts in the fields of law, economics, and Indigenous governance to analyze the economics behind the pipeline. We ask: in what ways did Trudaeu hope to “de-risk” the pipeline by buying it in 2018? Where does the criminalization of Indigenous peoples fall into this strategy? What are the economics of colonialism in Canada today?

This podcast builds on themes and analysis in the Yellowhead Institute Red Paper, Cash Back. Picking up from Land Back, the first Red Paper by Yellowhead about the project of land reclamation, Cash Back looks at how the dispossession of Indigenous lands nearly destroyed Indigenous economic livelihoods. Cash Back is about restitution from the perspective of stolen wealth. Learn more about Cash Back here: cashback.yellowheadinstitute.org/

Chief Judy Wilson, Neskonlith First Nation
Kanahus Manuel, Secwepemc and Ktunaxa
Matt Remle, Wakinyan Waanatan (Hunkpapa Lakota)
Eugene Kung

Hosted by Shiri Pasternak

Produced by Kanahus Manuel, Shiri Pasternak and Yumi Numata
Edited by Humble Man Recording

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