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Pull Together to Fight the Northern Gateway Project

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1They spoke of the Canadian Government’s failure to fulfill its obligations to First Nations. Chief Marilyn Slett, of the Heiltsuk spoke of the need to defend her traditional territory. Acting Chief Clarence Innis mentioned that the Gitxaala still obtain 80% of their food from the ocean and an oil spill would have a catastrophic effect on their way of life. Five first Nations are involved: Gitxaala, Kitasoo/Xai’xias, Heiltsuk, Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli. Sierra Club BC and the Victoria based Raven Trust are urging the province to support them and pull together to fight the Northern Gateway Project.

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Crown Failed to involve First Nations in the Decision Making Process

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe Haisla, Gitxaala, Haida, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xaixais, Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli peoples have all sought leave from the Federal Court of Appeal to challenge the Canadian Government’s decision to conditionally approve the Enbridge Northern Gateway tankers and pipeline project. They allege the Crown failed to involve First Nations in the decision making process for the Northern Gateway pipeline decision.

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