Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs are showing their support for the Lulu Island occupation camp.
The Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs have their own camp at Madii Lii, in opposition to TransCanada’s Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project, which would bring natural gas to Lelu Island if completed.
Madii Lii spokesperson, Richard Wright, said in a statement that they’re taking the government to court over the lack of consultation, weak impact asessment, and infringement of Aboriginal rights.
He adds that people are now on the ground blocking the Petronas back project from the coast to far inland.
Lelu Island is the proposed site the Petronas backed Pacific Northwest LNG plant.
It’s also home to Flora Bank, an ecologically sensitive area that’s home to juvenile salmon.