Upper Nicola Band to meet with Kinder Morgan next week to discuss concerns with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
The band has already filed an application challenging the federal government's approval of the expansion in federal court over the consultation process.
Chief Harvey McLeod says they felt their concerns surrounding the construction of the pipeline have not been properly heard.
"That was the major issue right from day one, to setup the Crown consultation process. But, that process was handed to the National Energy Board. We've been struggling and dialoging about setting up a meeting to have direct dialogue with the Crown, and that didn't happen till late in the process."
The Upper Nicola Band's federal challenge is one of two from area bands, with the Coldwater Indian Band also filing an application over dangers the route poses to their drinking water.
Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is scheduled to begin in September.