First Nations launch onslaught of lawsuits against Northern Gateway

In British Columbia, five First Nations have filed a legal challenge against the federal government’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline.

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In British Columbia, five First Nations have filed a legal challenge against the federal government’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline.

The Haisla Nation, Gitxaala Nation, Council of the Haida Nation, Gitga’at Nation, Heiltsuk Tribal Council, Kitasoo/Xaixais Nation, Nadleh Whut’en First Nation and Nak’azdli First Nation are collaborating on nine separate lawsuits filed Monday with the Federal Court of Appeal.

At a press conference hosted by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, the leaders said they want the pipeline stopped and they are not willing to compromise.