B.C. First Nations Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Summit

First Nations come together to discuss energy development in the province

DAKELH TERRITORY, PRINCE GEORGE, BC, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council will be hosting the B.C. First Nations LNG Summit for First Nations, provincial, federal and international governments, and proponents of natural gas developments in Prince George, B.C.

The invitation-only two day event is designed to build relationships between First Nations communities, governments and developers to address the many complicated challenges and opportunities associated with these large projects.

WHO: Delegates will include federal and provincial government ministers, First Nations leaders, LNG proponents, as well as Japanese ambassador His Excellency Norihiro Okuda.

WHAT: A press conference to discuss the LNG Summit and its outcomes; and the opportunities and impacts of LNG development with First Nations, government and developers.

WHY: This is the first time all governments and industry in the LNG debate have come together in one place to discuss the associated risks and benefits. It is hoped that it will outline if large-scale development of LNG infrastructure in B.C is both realistic and achievable.

WHERE: The Civic Centre is located at 808 Civic Plaza, Prince George, B.C. (http://princegeorgeciviccentre.ca/planning/Pages/Location.aspx). Spokespeople will also be available for limited phone interviews. Please contact us to arrange.

Press conference: 11.50am, October 9, 2013.
Event: October 9 (open sessions); followed by closed discussion sessions on October 10.

SOURCE: Tahltan Central Council

For further information:

If you wish to attend the press conference, would like more information or would like to set up a phone or online interview, please contact Richard Truman or Juli Holloway at CopperMoon Communications at 1 877 475 0754. Email richard@coppermoon.ca or juli@coppermoon.ca

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