NEWS RELEASE · 19th January 2012
Enbridge Northern Gateway
All quotes are attributable to Paul Stanway, Communications Manager, Enbridge Northern Gateway
∙ Enbridge has learned that the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs have reconsidered their prior endorsement of Gitxsan participation as equity partners in our Project.
∙ While we are disappointed at this shift in stance in relation to our 2009 protocol agreement with the Nation and in relation to 2011 meetings with Hereditary representatives, we respect this decision.
∙ We look forward to receiving written communication from the Gitxsan Hereditary chiefs, so that we have greater clarity in relation to their current perspectives. And we will continue to engage with the Gitxsan Nation in relation to the Project
∙ In the meantime, we will also continue to work and engage with corridor First Nations groups, including the more than 20 groups who in recent weeks have fully executed and endorsed equity participation agreements
Comment by Gerry Hummel on 20th January 2012
And will they release a list of the 20 bands, in the Corridor so to speak, that they currently have these deals with? Or did Ol' Elmer sign for those bands too???