This is a Cease and Desist Order to TMX Pipeline Corporation issued by the Secwepemc Nation as directed by our Hereditary Chief, Segwses, the National Secwepemc Elder’s Council and the Secwepemc.
October 9, 2020
Construction at Sqeq’petsin (colonially known as Mission Flats), Tk’emlups, at the landing pad, the core drilling and any proposed construction under the Secwepemcetkwe (colonially known as the Thompson River) must cease immediately as it is trespassing on unceded, unsurrendered Secwepemculecw and breaking Secwepemc Law which we are upholding to protect the land, language, culture, People and Water. This is a sacred responsibility given to us by Tqelt Kukpi7 (Creator) and Coyote and we will fulfill this responsibility by any and all means necessary as we have always done.
We, the Secwepemc have never ceded, surrendered, sold or signed away our lands and waters, we have not lost them in war, we have always lived on these territories and we will always be here. Secwepemculecw Wel me7 yews, Wel me7 yews!