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Doug Cuthand: First Nations bear the costs of energy project

"Aboriginal people and the Harper government are on a collision course, and the Alberta tarsands and the Enbridge pipeline are ground zero.

The government is determined to build the pipeline, and the First Nations are determined to stop it. This situation will not end well.

Chief Stewart Philip of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs says the union is "steadfastly opposed" to the project." He went on to say that his group would stand with the First Nations on the Coast who would be directly affected by the mega project.

The terminus of the pipeline is proposed to be at Kitimat, which would require a lengthy tanker route down the Douglas Channel and the inside passage before reaching the open ocean. This is the passage where the B.C. ferry, Queen of the North, struck an island and sank on March 22, 2006."

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Doug Cuthand: First Nations ones to bear environmental costs (The Saskatoon StarPhoenix 5/11)

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