“This isn’t just a pipeline on our land with risk of infecting our waters, this is the intersection of violence against our lands, bodies, and governance.”
Earlier this week, the Canadian federal government (under the oft overhyped Justin Trudeau) voted to purchase a new addition to the Trans Mountain oil pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion. Not only is it bad for the environment but it also hurts the lands of Canada’s indigenous people and pollutes vital water sources. Ew. Gross. Not cool Trudeau.
What *is* cool though is Vancouver rap duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Made-up of Young D and Yung Trybez, the duo has released a new track (following up their underrated mixtape The Average Savage) voicing why this move by the government is a terrible one. Titled “The Warriors” the video features British Columbia’s stunning forrest that shouldn’t be destroyed.
As Yung Trybez told Noisey…
“The Canadian government does not get the final say when it comes to our land because this is more than land to us as indigenous peoples, this is our identity… This isn’t just a pipeline on our land with risk of infecting our waters, this is the intersection of violence against our lands, bodies, and governance.”
Watch the video for “The Warriors” below & visit the visit the website for Tiny House Warriors, a group which is fighting the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
The Average Savage is out now.