News Release: UBCIC Wholly Endorses Yinka Dene Cease-and-Desist Letter to Enbridge
- NEWS RELEASE
July 5, 2013
UBCIC Wholly Endorses Yinka Dene Cease-and-Desist Letter to Enbridge
(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. - July 5, 2013) Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs stated "I am proud to report the UBCIC has passed resolutions supporting the member Nations of the Yinka Dene Alliance in their steadfast opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. Consequently, the UBCIC publicly endorses their letter to Enbridge to cease-and-desist their efforts to build drilling sites, the posting of signs warning Enbridge of trespassing and their preparation of enforcing their laws in their respective territories."
Grand Chief Phillip concluded "We join the Yinka Dene Alliance's call and encourage Premier Christy Clark's Government to fully engage First Nations along the proposed routes of Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline Project, Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion and along the coast in government-to-government discussions. Key to those discussions is clarification of what is the BC Government's definition and threshold for heavy oil proponents of the legal obligations and requirements regarding Aboriginal and treaty rights, opportunities provided to First Nations and lastly information and resources necessary to participate in and benefit from a heavy-oil project?"
For further comment:
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Phone: (250) 490-5314
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