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Province funds First Nations labour market study

A new provincially-funded study aims to help First Nations in the Burns Lake region examine long-term employment opportunities.

The Nis ts’edilh-We are Moving Forward project will create a three-year strategy to research and identify labour market and training gaps as well as opportunities related to LNG and other resource development.

The program, which is receiving $165,000 from the BC government, is with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation and also involves the Burns Lake Band, Nee Tahi Buhn Band, and Skin Tyee First Nation.

The elected leaders of all four communities have been openly critical of Unist’ot’in Clan members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation who have prevented pipeline firms from entering their territory, including Coast GasLink.

The Wet’suwet’en First Nation, Skin Tyee, and Nee Tahi, Buhn have all signed agreements with the Coastal GasLink.

The labour market study is expected to be complete by mid-April 2016.

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