Despite opposition from the single Wet’suwet’en hereditary clan, 20 elected First Nations bands have signed agreements in support of the project.

An elected B.C. First Nations chief said that the LNG pipeline is much-needed and is lifting communities get out of poverty.

“In order to achieve independent nations, we need independent members. The opportunities that are available for today’s generation and future generations of First Nations people that participate in these projects are life changing. They’re nation changing,” said Chief Coun. Crystal Smith.