"B.C. Indigenous Leaders Bring Case Against LNG Terminal To Ottawa"

"Two B.C. First Nations leaders fighting a proposal to export liquefied natural gas from Lelu Island say Ottawa needs to recognize the hereditary rights of the Allied Tsimshian Tribes of Lax Kw’alaams.

Donnie Wesley and Ken Lawson say Pacific NorthWest LNG’s plan to build an $11.4-billion terminal on Lelu Island poses a threat to juvenile salmon habitat. The two men are hereditary leaders of the Gitwilgyoots, one of nine allied tribes of the Lax Kw’alaams in northwestern British Columbia.

“This area sustains not only our food resources but is the heart of Tsimshian culture and society,” they said in a letter this month to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau."

Brent Jang reports for the Toronto Globe and Mail June 19, 2016.

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 06/21/2016