Sunday, December 10, 2023

First Nations stand up to UN and human rights commissioner over pipeline interference

A large contingent of First Nations is standing up to the United Nations and British Columbia’s human rights commissioner for seeking to put an end to the LNG pipeline’s construction. 

The First Nations LNG Alliance released open letters condemning Commissioner Kasari Govender and the United Nations Committee to End Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) for their ignorance of broad Indigenous support for the project and the benefits it will bring to First Nations communities. 

“It is disheartening to see that the input from 20 First Nations, who participated extensively during five years of consultation on the pipeline, and have successfully negotiated agreements with Coastal GasLink, is so easily dismissed by the BC Human Rights Commission,” said CEO of the LNG Alliance and elected Wet’suwet’en chief Karen Ogen-Toews. 

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