Several Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have sent a letter to the Provincial and Federal Governments stating they have not consented to any LNG development on the territory.
This comes a week after the Moricetown Band signed two LNG agreements.
Chief Na’Moks says the governments should be talking with the Hereditary Chiefs, not the elected band members.
“We are the representatives of our nation and it must be realized that reserves are federally legislated and so they have a boundary that they can have control of and the rest of the territory belongs to the Wet’suwet’en, the houses and the clans and the chiefs,” he says. “We as chiefs represent out peoples on those lands.”
Na’Moks says the ‘divide and conquer’ tactics of the province between Indian Band leadership and the Hereditary Chiefs must stop.