FORT ST JOHN, BC, Feb. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - First Nations leaders and
representatives from government and industry switched places today to
help understand different perspectives around proposed liquefied
natural gas (LNG) projects across northern B.C.
A group of First Nations leaders visited a natural gas extraction site
while government and industry visited the historic Charlie Lake Cave,
which features cave paintings up to 11,000 years old to learn about
First Nations culture and history.
The visits were part of the First Nations LNG Summit. Hosted by Treaty 8
Tribal Association, it is taking place in Fort St John until Wednesday
(February 19). The event is designed to give First Nations leaders the
information and ideas they need to help their communities to make
balanced and informed decisions about LNG development.
Speaking at the event, Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First
Nations, one of the Treaty 8 Nations, said: "This event is all about
helping First Nations to better understand liquefied natural gas, and
helping government and industry to better understand the perspective of
"Getting people out into the real world to see what is happening is a
good way to build that understanding on the first day of the summit."
Tomorrow (February 18) and Wednesday (February 19), delegates will
participate in a series of expert keynote talks and practical workshop
sessions. Tuesday evening's entertainment will include a play
demonstrating the challenges ahead organized by Doig River First Nation
To learn more about the event and the First Nations LNG Strategy please
visit www.fnlngstrategy.ca. You can also keep up to date with the discussion on Twitter @FirstNationsLNG #FirstNationsLNG or search the First Nations LNG Strategy page on
SOURCE: Treaty 8 Tribal Association
For further information:
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