The answer is still no.
That’s the message from the Wet’suwet’en in response to federal approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline.
In the approval the Conservatives stipulated that Enbridge must do more consultation with First Nations, but Wet’suwet’en hereditary Chief Namoks at an anti-Enbridge rally in Smithers yesterday said the people have already spoken.
“There should be no leeway here. They talk about a conversation that needs to happen but we’ve had this conversation for 10 years. From day one it was no, today it’s no and tomorrow it will still be no.”
Namoks says the Wet’suwet’en have met with other First Nations and the Yinka Dene Alliance and will be going to court over the pipeline.
In a statement released by Northern Gateway leader, Janet Holder says the project has an equity partnership with 26 Aboriginal communities, more than 60 per cent of the population along the proposed pipeline route.
She says the company will continue to build on that progress in the days ahead.