First Nations leaders from northwest BC say they want to the set the record straight about support for a proposed liquefied natural gas project.
Hereditary Chiefs from Lelu Island, the Wet’suwe’ten, and Gitxsan Nations are scheduled to join other leaders in Ottawa this week to make their case against the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG project near Prince Rupert.
In a news release, the leaders say there are misleading claims of Indigenous support for the Petronas-backed LNG project.
A recent letter from Lax Kw’alaams Mayor John Helin to the federal Environment Minister offered backing for the $36-billion project on Lelu Island, if two conditions are met.
Hereditary Chief Donald Wesley,a Lax Kw’alaams delegation member, says there is significant First Nation opposition throughout the Northwest to the project.
The delegation is expected to travel to Ottawa Tuesday.