Media Advisory: First Nations to Host Press Conference Ahead of Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Legal Challenges

Cases will set the stage for future collaboration or confrontation between Canada's Aboriginal community and the next federal government

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 30, 2015) -

Attention News Editors:

National and local media are invited to a press conference hosted by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs in downtown Vancouver, tomorrow (Oct. 1).

What: First Nations Chiefs, community leaders and legal experts will speak ahead of the commencement of arguments tomorrow morning in the Federal Court of Appeal of multiple legal challenges aimed at overturning the federal government's approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and oil tankers project.
When: Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 8:00 am Pacific/11:00 am Eastern
Where: UBC Robson Square, Room C-400, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Who: Rueben George, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Sacred Trust Initiative (moderator)
Peter Lantin, President of the Council of the Haida Nation
Chief Marilyn Slett, Heiltsuk Nation
Chief Councillor Douglas Neasloss, Kitasoo Xaix'xais Nation
Chief Clifford White, Gitxaala Nation
Hereditary Chief Tsodih (Pete Erickson), Nak'azdli First Nation
Cheryl Bear, Councillor, Nadleh Whut'en First Nation
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Legal counsel will also be available to answer questions.

Outside Lower Mainland call-in option (limited lines available): 1 (877) 385-4099, confirmation number is 40316#

Contact Information:

Don Bain
UBCIC Executive Director

Geraldine Thomas Flurer
Yinka Dene Alliance