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Dec. 05 2014
First Nations chiefs in British Columbia’s resource-rich north have banded together to pursue ownership of liquefied natural gas, mining and forestry projects.
Thirty-six hereditary and elected chiefs have signed an agreement to collectively benefit from resource development in their traditional territories.
Chief Martin Louie of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation said Friday that a meeting to sign the agreement was triggered by concerns around consultation and environmental regulation of resource extraction.
He said at least six more chiefs are expected to sign the agreement in the coming days.
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