Skip to main content

The Wet'suwet'en people of northern British Columbia signed a declaration on June 6, 2009, along with the members of the Nadleh Whut'en, Haisla, Gitga'at, Gitxaala, Haida and First Nations people from Fort Chipewyan, to not allow the flow of oil from the tar sands in Alberta along a proposed energy corridor in northern British Columbia to ports and tanker routes along the Pacific Coastline (Oil Sands Pipeline To West Coast Gains Backing -Report on Business, Nov. 20).

The Wet'suwet'en have prima facie rights to all 22,000 square kilometres of our traditional lands, and will exercise jurisdiction in every square inch of it.

Any companies or investors that might want to support the Northern Gateway Pipeline initiatives will have to ensure that they exercise due diligence and meet face-to-face with the whole Wet'suwet'en nation prior to commencing business.

Story continues below advertisement

Assistant Negotiator, Office of the Wet'suwet'en

Report an error
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this resolved by the end of January 2018. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to