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.
We’ll add more stories from time to time. . . .