The province has signed an LNG benefits agreement with Gitga’at First Nation.
The agreement will give the First Nation $1.5-million in initial base funding.
The money will be split into three payments with $500,000 coming within 60 days. The other payments will come on the first and second anniversary of the signing.
Gitga’at will also get $250,000 if any LNG projects make final investment decisions by the end of March in 2019.
Gitga’at is also not allowed to support any actions that delay, hinder or impede LNG projects or related infrastructure development.