Newsletter: Indigenous LNG, plus a new Alliance webinar, and more. . . .

Our newsletter, 18 January 2024

Indigenous LNG: direct route and benefits

At the 21st annual Natural Resources Forum in Prince George BC Jan. 16-18, we spread the word on Indigenous LNG, and advancing B.C.’s Direct Route to Indigenous Opportunity.

Did you know how some of our Canadian natural gas is being moved by pipeline 5,000 km to the Gulf Coast, where U.S. companies turn it into LNG and send it on to various markets? That means the U.S. makes revenues that could have stayed here and benefitted us.

To learn more about Indigenous LNG, visit

At a special forum session on Tuesday Jan. 16, our Alliance CEO, Karen Ogen, focussed on how Indigenous Peoples are involved in, and benefit from, responsible LNG development.

“LNG, and other forms of energy, bring substantial benefits to Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Indigenous people are owning their energy future — taking equity and ownership positions in projects, earning economic benefits for their communities, and exercising authority over environmental assessments and monitoring.”

Join our webinar February 21

How will Ottawa’s cap on oil/gas emissions affect the economy? And First Nations? Join our free webinar on Feb. 21. Register via the QR code in the graphic above, or at

Emissions cap hits Indigenous Peoples

  • John Desjarlais of the Indigenous Resource Network says Canada’s proposed oil/gas emissions cap goes against UNDRIP and the rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • And Indigenous entrepreneur Chris Sankey says the federal emissions cap is a production-reduction cap that will further drive up the cost of living.

LNG firms in the community

  • From LNG Canada: Looking for a fun weekend activity? Consider a ski pass for Shames Mountain, 35 km west of Terrace. We are proud to sponsor the Library Ticket Program.
  • Coastal GasLink has donated 50 sets of avalanche safety gear and packs to Avalanche Canada. They will be used for avalanche safety education for students:
  • From Enbridge: The Lets’emot Regional Aquatic Centre is a new pool facility set to open in Agassiz BC. Our Fueling Futures grant will contribute to the fundraising efforts:
  • From FortisBC: We’re proud to support the BC Home + Garden Show, coming to town next month. If you’re interested in one complimentary ticket, visit

(LNG Canada, Enbridge and Fortis are affiliate members of our Alliance. So is TC Energy, parent of Coastal GasLink. See:

Indigenous clean-energy news

The Meadow Lake Tribal Council’s new bioenergy centre in Saskatchewan (pictured above) will turn wood waste into electricity, powering around 5,000 homes.


  • Can First Nations save Canada’s economy? On Conversations that Matter, Indigenous entrepreneur Chris Sankey looks to LNG to generate jobs and economic growth. Watch him here:
  • Coastal GasLink’s completion: Natural gas for the world, reduction of emissions from coal, and ‘momentum for economic reconciliation with Indigenous’
  • After 12 years, a huge step for Cedar LNG and the Haisla Nation — moving on the design, fabrication and delivery of the project’s floating LNG production plant near Kitimat:
  • TC Energy to discuss selling stake in Nova Gas Transmission pipeline system (in BC and Alberta) to Indigenous groups:
  • Cedar LNG asks Kitimat council for OK to shorten pipeline, by using old and unauthorized road in Kitimat covenant area:
  • Early-bird tickets to the 2024 Indigenous Partnerships Success Showcase (in Vancouver June 5-6) are available until Feb. 1:


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(Posted here 21 January 2024)











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