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Nisga’a reach out for LNG development, offer land in exchange for jobs

Nisga'a Lisims flagJeff Lewis, Financial Post, February 11, 2014

CALGARY – Generations of Nisga’a people have fished for salmon, eulachon and trout that flourish in the Nass River on British Columbia’s northern coast. These days, H. Mitchell Stevens is angling for a more lucrative catch. Read the rest of this entry

Proposed B.C. pipeline route crosses grizzly bear sanctuary

 By Bruce Constantineau, Vancouver Sun, September 7, 2013????????????

The company proposing to build a liquefied natural gas pipeline through a grizzly bear sanctuary near Prince Rupert has already been warned twice about “non-permitted access” to the environmentally sensitive area, and BC Parks is investigating a third possible transgression. Read the rest of this entry

Feds clear way for LNG export plant on First Nations reserve at Kitimat B.C.

The Canadian Press, Jan 22, 2013

Members of Unis'tot'en camp, November 2012.

Members of Unis’tot’en camp, November 2012, blocking access to Pacific Trails Pipeline surveyors.

The federal government has cleared the way for a liquefied natural gas export plant on the B.C. coast.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister John Duncan says new regulations will allow the Kitimat LNG plant to be built on the Haisla First Nation’s Bees Indian Reserve. Read the rest of this entry

Unist’ot’en say NO! to PTP at Moricetown meeting, Dec. 8, 2012

Freda Huson (right) with drummer on bridge near Unistoten camp in Wetusuwet'en territory.

Freda Huson (right) with drummer on bridge near Unistoten camp in Wetusuwet’en territory.

Dini Ze’yu, Tsakiy Ze’yu, Skiy Ze’yu, and our countless supporters! I am glad to report that a real victory for our future has just happened!! Last night our strong community membership decidedly showed who makes the decisions on unceded Wet’suwet’en lands to the elected Moricetown Band Chief and Band Council. The Band Council had called an “Information Session” and invited representatives from PTP First Nations Limited Partnership (FNLP). The meeting was repeatedly interrupted by hereditary chiefs and clan members who bravely spoke their minds and made statements about protecting the lands. During the meeting one of the elected councillors decided to be arrogant and demand that the members be quiet to hear out the representatives. He said that we needed to be respectful of our guests. But the millions of dollars that was dangled in front of the membership in potential partnership agreements meant nothing to the community. Throughout the meeting the resounding message voiced in anger was, “WE WILL PROTECT OUR LANDS AND WATERS AGAINST ANY AND ALL THREATS! IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILTY!! WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE TO US IS DISPRESPECTFUL!” Read the rest of this entry