Meet some of the First Nations in BC who support responsible LNG development:
- For the Wet’suwet’en Nation, a natural-gas pipeline means benefits that include training and revenue. But there’s also an unusual benefit: cultural revival and reinforcement, and a rebirth of some some traditional practices that had faded, including their language. Read the story
- For the Kwispaa LNG project on Vancouver Island, Huu-ay-aht First Nations have a unique “co-management relationship” with Steelhead LNG of Vancouver. Chief Councillor Robert J. Dennis Sr. says it offers the Huu-ay-aht “an incredible opportunity.” Read the story
- For the Haisla First Nation, LNG is spelled HOPE. Says Chief Councillor Crystal Smith: “We see significant employment for our members, access to educational opportunities, and a way forward for a truly independent nation.” And respect for the environment. Read the story
- The Gitxaala Nation sees much-needed benefits from LNG development, but long-term benefits won’t simply come on a silver platter. Read the story
- And a series of nations have signed work-agreements with TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline. These preceded the positive Final Investment Decision on the LNG Canada project at Kitimat, and went into effect when that decision was announced.
- Stellat’en Nation: Chief Archie Patrick welcomes LNG-related development — if it protects the environment and the Nation’s water. Video in Resource Works’ Homeland Journey series.
We’ll add more stories from time to time. . . .