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Offline waldo

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Re: BC v Wet'suet'en
« on: February 10, 2020, 07:40:28 am »
is the waldo's interpretation correct... or not?

=> Wet’suwet’en Nation is comprised of 6 respective bands made up of less than 3500 persons in total

=> 20 impacted indigenous 'nations/bands', as consulted throughout the 5 year undertaking, have given their support/approval of the Coastal GasLink’s (CGL) 670 km pipeline that will carry fracked natural gas from Dawson Creek, B.C., in the northeast, to Kitimat on the coast. The pipeline route's 670 km length includes 190 km that passes through the claimed land of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. These 20 indigenous 'nations/bands' include 5 of the 6 bands that make up the Wet’suwet’en Nation

=> the pipeline project has presented a divide within members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation itself... a majority of members voted to approve the pipeline. The internal dispute appears to be one between elected chiefs (who have given approval) and 13... thirteen hereditary chiefs (who have not).

=> 13 hereditary chiefs for some... less than 3500 persons in total. The waldo interprets there is no treaty signed/involved between the B.C. government and the Wet’suwet’en Nation

=> these 20 First Nations participated extensively during five years of consultation on the pipeline, and have successfully negotiated agreements with Coastal GasLink

=> per negotiated agreements, along with revenue from Impact Benefits Agreements and Provincial Pipeline Agreements, Indigenous businesses will benefit from $620 million in contract work for the project’s right-of-way clearing, medical, security and camp management needs. There is another $400 million in additional contract and employment opportunities for Indigenous and local B.C. communities during pipeline construction.

APTN National News: ‘We’ve got a real divide in the community:’ Wet’suwet’en Nation in turmoil