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New First Nations partnership wants in on LNG – JWN

Oct. 11, 2019

Four First Nations in northwest B.C. are planning to get in on the LNG industry, and they are framing their effort as a climate change initiative.

The Nisga’a, Haisla and two Coast Tsimshian bands – the Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla – have partnered in an initiative called the Northwest First Nations Collaborative Climate Change Initiative (FNCCI).

They signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday, October 9 in Vancouver to cooperate in the “planning, management, construction and ownership” of new LNG projects.

First Nations that are already participating in LNG and associated pipeline projects see the industry as a way out of poverty.

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