|The North Coast Convention Centre|
will be the location of a solidarity
rally against development of LNG
on Lelu Island this Saturday
With representation from Gitanyow, Gitxsan and Wet'suwet'en First Nations, the event is designed to show the solidarity of the members of the Nine Allied Tsimshian Tribes against the work currently underway by Pacific NorthWest LNG on Flora Bank and Lelu Island.
“This is an important crossroads for our people,” ... “This event brings together all the Aboriginal groups along the river system to demonstrate clearly and physically our solidarity and our commitment to protect our resources for future generations.” -- Lax Kw'alaams Band Mayor Gary Reece, outlining the scope of Saturday's solidarity rally in Prince Rupert.
|The Lax Kw'alaams Band |
is organizing Saturday's
Solidarity rally in Prince Rupert
The main focus of Saturday's event will be one of sending a clear statement that development on Flora Bank and Lelu Island is not negotiable.
The notice of the rally was posted to the Lax Kw'alaams website, as well as through a media release issued on Wednesday afternoon.
Lax Kw'alaams recently commenced a legal challenge for title claim for Flora Bank and Lelu Island.
Saturday's rally will take place from 1 PM to 4 PM at the North Coast Meeting and Convention Centre on 1st Avenue West.
You can learn more about the proposed LNG terminal for Lelu Island here, while more background on developments from Lax Kw'alaams can be reviewed on our archive page.