Save Lelu Island & Flora Banks Fund
The methane for this project would be extracted from Treaty 8 territory in the northeast of British Columbia, a practice that is so harmful it's illegal in some countries. It would trespass on Wet'suewet' en and Gitxsan territories including Gitanyow and Wilp Luutkudziiwus at the Madii Lii Camp, which is closed to all LNG development. PNW LNG would cross many Tsimshian territories, with the liquification plant on Lelu Island, territory of House of Gwishawaal , Wolf Clan of Gitwilgyots Tribe. The methane would be condensed at a heavily polluting liquification factory on Lelu Island, causing toxic emissions, acid rain, and increasing global warming. The bridges along Flora and Agnew Banks would cause destruction to the formation of Flora Banks that is from the last ice age.
The salmon in our estuary depend on the eel grass that grows on Flora Banks for protection from predators . They use it as a nursery where they adjust from fresh water to salt water and back on their journeys to the ocean and home. This LNG plant and others proposed for this area would decimate the wild salmon runs and all marine life our ancestors lived on for thousands of years. It would be transported by giant supertankers through waters of the Haida Nation, despite the Haida's ban on LNG supertankers. It's a must we protect our rivers from the Sacred Headwaters of Tahltan territory to the coast in Tsimshian territory, to the waters of the Haida Nation.
While the Governments of Canada and BC have no jurisdiction here, they intend to rule on an application for an environmental certificate submitted to the CEAA. On March 19 the Government of Canada extended the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change's deadline for three months, and LNG survey contractors for Stantec have returned to Lelu Island and Flora Banks to try and get more data they can manipulate.
Members of the Gitwilgyots tribe, with members of surrounding First Nations and allied land defenders stand our ground with Likagyigyet Gwishawaal, head of the wolf house holding title over Lax U'u'la and Flora Banks, to turn survey crews away.
We're continuing to build structures on the island and have plans to build a smokehouse; a traditional longhouse; gardens; and a workout/training stage; and places to hold cultural workshops and traditional dance events. We continue to harvest foods, medicines from the island and waters and are preparing to harvest our spring cedar bark for weaving.
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I am a Wet'suwet'en woman from the Bulkley River system. We on the Wet'suwet'en territory house the water systems that cater to the needs for the salmon to spawn. We have a very sensitive eco system. As part of the salmon's four year journey from birth to death, they must rest in the estuaries for the year. The people of the Skeena river area house the fish for this delicate part of their development. Lelu Island is part of this sanctuary for the salmon and other marine life. It is critical that we unite in our support for one another. I am a hereditary chief of the Lihktsamisyu Clan of the Wet'suweten and I support Lelu Island. I need to know how this land dweller would be able to show my physical support on Lelu Island. How would I get there. I will drive to Prince Rupert.
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