Officials from Enbridge Inc. “are unwelcome on the land where they hope to build a new marine terminal at the end of their proposed $7.9-billion pipeline project,” the Globe and Mail reports, a measure of the Northern Gateway pipeline developer’s poor relationship with the Haisla First Nation in the Kitimat area. Problems began when the company chopped down 14 trees that predated British Columbia’s formation as a colony in the 19th century, and that the Haisla saw as living evidence of their Aboriginal rights and title. “They have been asking for meetings. We have refused every one,” Chief Councillor Ellis Ross told the Globe. “So many mistakes had been made, we had been so angered, but I think that was one of the biggest mistakes they made. You might as well have come into our archives and burned our documents.”
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