• Live
    • Audio Only
  • google plus
  • facebook
  • twitter
News > World

Canadian Gov't Proposes Agreement to Indigenous Communities

  • Wet'suwet' community during protests

    Wet'suwet' community during protests | Photo: Telesur

Published 2 March 2020

The administrative functionaries and the native leaders acknowledged their differences towards the pipeline construction.

The Canadian government proposed a possible agreement to the Wet'suwet'en First Nation after a series nationwide protests against the construction project of a coastal pipeline whose passage affected Indigenous territories.


Canada To Hold Talks with Indigenous Group About Pipeline

According to the official Twitter profile Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada's Minister of Indian Affairs and Reconciliation Scott Fraser and Federal Minister of Indian Affairs Carolyn Bennet, wrote the first draft for the Indigenous communities to consider a final agreement.

Rendering with the officials, this document was delivered following the established protocols to be reviewed and possibly approved by all the Indigenous governance instances. If it finds concord, the ministers will come to your territory to sign it.

Both parts, the administrative functionaries and the native leaders, acknowledge their differences towards the pipeline construction and explore the possibility of finding a solution through dialogue and direct discussions. 

Many activists and organizations showed their solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en cause because of the evictions and arrests caused by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who took action against the protesters that claim the Coastal Link Pipeline violates the native chiefs’ rights over their ancestral territories.

Others allege that this proposition, presented by the Canadian government, is against the Indigenous Communities traditions. Native communities also point out that the project was conceived without respect to their authority, with no consent or respect.

These protests left a billionaire loss in oil, grain, forestry, and other resources carriage revenues. Besides, thousands of passengers had to find alternative routes or transportation as Canadian National Railway shut down its operations in eastern Canada. 

Post with no comments.