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Indigenous Supporters

More Voices of Support - Indigenous communities

  We have a seat at the table, we have a voice, we're there, we're being heard. They hired our knowledge holders and they took them out on the land. They did land studies, they did animal studies, they did plant studies. They hired our knowledge holders to tell them what needs to be saved and how to do it properly. That's never happened before. And I'm so so happy that we have a voice, we're at the table, we have this opportunity. And that, to me, is reconciliation.”

- Candice George, Wet’suwet’en member

  I am encouraged by the announcement today and look forward to the contracts and jobs that will benefit our community should the project proceed with construction. I would like to thank Taba, Nak’azdli-Summit and Coastal GasLink for their hard work to get to this point. We are committed to the ongoing work with our Keyohs and the project to ensure respect for Nak’azdli Whut’en values and protection of the environment.”

- Alec McKinnon, Chief, Nak'azdli Whut'en First Nation

icn_pullquote-charcoal.svg   We, as Native people, have been kept on the outside looking in. This is an instance where we are part of the group that’s inside. And this is just the beginning.”

- Archie Patrick, Chief, Stellat’en First Nation

icn_pullquote-charcoal.svg   I'm fully in support of this project. I'm also in full support of my band chiefs. All our great people have wonderful chiefs who are working hard to meet the needs and accommodate the needs of our people."

- Shirley Wilson, Wet’suwet’en member

icn_pullquote-charcoal.svg    It is time for First Nations governing authorities to work together for the benefit of the members. “No” is no longer the only answer. Economic reconciliation is the better way to protect and grow our communities into the future.”

- Dan George, Chief, Ts'il Kaz Koh First Nation (Burns Lake Band)