A dividing line between Canada’s First Nations on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion…that much deeper today.
Chief Judy Wilson with the Neskonlith Indian Band says, today’s Assembly of First Nations gathering has resulted in the Ontario chiefs supporting the opposition to the pipeline.
“Also, Grand Chief Sheila North was there, and she said her 63 First nations are also supporting this opposition, and the support behind the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion.”
Wilson says, the federal government has to deal with the groups opposing the pipeline.
“And I’m not saying deal with us, with yes or no, I’m saying deal with us on what a plan for a sustainable economy is going to be.”
Of the 100 First Nations in B.C affected by the pipeline, about 30 have agreements with the company, and more than two thirds have nor provided any form of consent.