They say they plan to join together to prohibit and challenge the use of their lands for the expanded production of Alberta’s oilsands, including distribution of crude via pipeline, rail or tanker.
Chief Na’moks (John Ridsdale) of the Wet’suwet’en Nation listens to a speech during the signing of the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion with special relevance for the Kinder Morgan and Northern Gateway proposals, at the Musqueam Community Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, September 22, 2016.REUTERS/Ben Nelms
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Grand Chief Stewart Phillip signs the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion with other First Nations leaders during an announcement on oil sands pipelines, with special relevance for the Kinder Morgan and Northern Gateway proposals, at the Musqueam Community Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ben Nelms Read More: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-pipeline-aboriginal-idUSKCN11S2HS