Rita George is a Wet’suwet’en Matriarch and hereditary sub chief who today is speaking out against the so called “solidarity” protests happening across Canada under her nation’s name.
As an 80 year old in the Gidimt’en Clan (Bear Clan), she helped translate a seminal Supreme Court of Canada decision in Delgamuukw which paved the way for Indigenous communities to obtain greater control over their land.
Ms. George says her and the other Matriarch have not been consulted by the Wet’suwet’en nation members who are using her clan's name to protest climate change policy, resource extraction and Indigenous reconciliation.
Listen to what this respected Matriarch and Elder in the Wet’suwet’en community has to say about the protests going on in Canada and on her territory. Also see:Read more
Are all Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs against the Coastal GasLink pipeline? According to several sources, only 5 of 13 are opposed, leaving a handful of others who are proponents to the project out of the conversation.
Helen Michelle has been a Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief with the Skin Tyee Nation for over 40 years. Her, along with several other Wet’suwet’en Nation members who are in favour of the pipeline are speaking out in support of the project.
Listen to these two videos and see what she has to say about her clan’s unanimous support for Coastal GasLink. Also see:Read more
You've seen it all over social media: Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs are united against the Coastal GasLink project. But are they?
Once again, the media isn’t even close to reporting a balanced view of the situation transpiring in northern British Columbia and seems disinterested in getting both sides of the story out to the public. Why is that?
The truth is this community is divided on the issue. In late January of 2020 several Wet’suwet’en First Nation members including two Hereditary Chiefs attended a pro-LNG rally in Prince George and spoke out in favour of Coastal GasLink.
Here’s what Bonnie George, a Wet’suwet’en who attended the rally had to say about her people and the protests.Read more
With the federal government’s decision on Frontier oil sands mine coming soon, it’s more important than ever to explain why all us Canadians should put our full support behind this historic project.
If Teck is not allowed to proceed, it will be another nail in the coffin for Canada's oil and gas industry which has seen massive divestment and cancellations of major projects since 2015.
Where does all that capital investment go? To jurisdictions like the Untied States and elsewhere around the world with less stringent environmental regulations. Shutting down Canadian industry doesn't keep one barrel of oil in the ground.
It's a lost opportunity for our country and the global environment. Here's several reasons why Canada will lose if the Frontier oil sands project is not approved.Read more
Countless years of unbalanced media coverage on First Nations and natural resources in Alberta would lead any unknowing viewer to believe that the Aboriginal communities near oil sands operations are not pro-development. This could not be any further from the truth.Read more
Hey United Nations, Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Has Support of All 20 First Nations on its Route!
Just in case the title wasn’t clear enough for the United Nations (UN), we’ll say it again! The Coastal Gaslink project, an underground transmission pipeline that will connect natural gas plays in northeastern B.C. with LNG Canada in Kitimat on the west coast, has the support of all 20 First Nations communities along its route.Read more
We couldn’t have said it any better Bruce! According to Mr. Dumont, a majority of First Nations support resource development projects like the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX) and the now cancelled Northern Gateway.Read more
With the federal government’s decision on the Teck Frontier Mine coming soon (in February), there’s some important details about this new oil sands project that need to be brought into the limelight.Read more
The TMX Pipeline is as hot of a topic as there is in Canada. Polls show a majority of British Columbians, Albertans and Canadians support the project, but opposition groups have been successful in delaying its construction time and time again.
So, what is the TMX Pipeline all about anyway? Here are five main things you need to know about the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in Canada.Read more