Kanahus Manuel

Kanahus Manuel

Kanahus Manuel, or Kanahus Freedom, is an indigenous activist, birth keeper, and a member of the activist group http://www.tinyhousewarriors.com/. Manuel is a Secwepemc and Ktunaxa mother of four Freedom Babies, children raised in the spirit of decolonization and free from the regulations of the Canadian federal and provincial governments. Manuel is a member of the Neskonlith band of the Secwepemc community in British Columbia.

Manuel is well known for her activism against corporate development projects in British Columbia, Canada. She has been involved in activist movements against Sun Peaks Resort, Imperial Metals, and the Mount Polley mine spill. As a result of her activism and community organizing, Manuel was named in a court injunction to stop blockades by Imperial Metals as a defendant. Beginning in 2017, Manuel was part of the Tiny House Warriors movement to construct ten tiny houses to be placed in the path of the Trans Mountain pipeline. This action was a way of asserting control over the traditional Secwepemc territory on which the pipeline was proposed. Manuel is the radio host and producer of the "Creating A Culture of Resistance" radio show which interviews activists from different cultures. In October 2019 , Manuel was arrested by the RCMP as part of a Tiny House Warrior protest against the Trans Mountain pipeline. Manuel is quoted in here https://theintercept.com/2020/12/13/indigenous-pipeline-oil-gas-insurers/