First Nations Douglas Eyford

First Nations leaders cool to blueprint for garnering their support on energy projects

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s special envoy has issued a blueprint to gain aboriginal support for proposed energy projects in British Columbia worth about $100-billion, but opponents of oil pipelines and tanker traffic – many of them aboriginal – warn it’s still not good enough. Shortly after the federal government released a report meant to forge energy partnerships between governments, industry and aboriginal communities, First Nations leaders said there is growing resistance to many projects.
 

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