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Twenty years after historic Delgamuukw land claims case, pipeline divides Gitxsan Nation


Gitanmaax is a reserve in northern B.C. where Gitxsan members discovered confidential documents revealing that some hereditary chiefs had given their consent for the PRGT pipeline in exchange for money. Trevor Jang

Revelations that Delgamuukw is among chiefs who accepted money to support LNG development without consulting all members threaten to undermine landmark court victory

Earl Muldon sits at his kitchen table surrounded by family, sipping coffee. His wife Shirley brings over a plate of cream cake topped with huckleberries. They’re hand-picked from the land surrounding his two-storey home in Gitanmaax, a village of about 800 people from the Gitxsan Nation in northwestern British Columbia, near the town of New Hazelton. Read the rest of this entry

Gitxsan blockade ends peacefully with audit promise

WENDY STUECK, Globe and Mail, Monday, June 11, 2012

Gitxsan began their blockade of the treaty society office in December, 2011.

A long-running blockade has ended in northern B.C. after federal officials agreed to review the finances of the Gitxsan Treaty Society, whose employees had been prevented from coming to work since protesters nailed the society’s office doors and windows shut in December. Read the rest of this entry

RCMP refusal to clear blockade angers judge

Fears of violence in Hazelton ‘completely inappropriate’

By Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun May 10, 2012

Gitxsan Treaty Society office blockaded by grassroots Gitxsan after GTS signed deal with Enbridge.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark McEwan is outraged over the RCMP’s refusal to enforce both the Criminal Code and an injunction to end the fivemonth blockade of an office building in Hazelton. Read the rest of this entry