The Heiltsuk First Nation says the BC Government has severely mischaracterized its discussions with the province around LNG.
The provincial government sent out a news release Tuesday naming the Heiltsuk and other First Nations as having signed the Coastal First Nations LNG Benefits Agreement.
The Heiltsuk Tribal Council says the Nation has neither consented to any liquefied natural gas projects nor has it negotiated impact benefit agreements with any LNG proponents.
The Council says there was a decision to proceed with a Letter of Understanding on Environmental Quality, North Coast Skills and Training, and the conclusion of the Atmospheric Benefit Sharing Agreement, but it says none of these constitutes support for LNG.
Council says no gesture of support for LNG would be made without a clear mandate from the Heiltsuk people.
The Heiltsuk Nation says it will be making its objections known to the BC government.