VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2015) - Aboriginal leaders from across Northern BC are demanding the provincial government revise its narrow and shortsighted approach to consultation with First Nations. Ahead of critical talks with politicians taking place in Vancouver this week the group will share with media an open letter to Premier Christy Clark outlining major flaws in the current system. They will also discuss recommendations on how to amend the consultation process in a way that will benefit all British Columbians today, and for future generations.

Who will be in attendance: Northern BC First Nations leaders from as far west as Haida Gwaii to the Alberta border. Some of the leaders include:

  • Chief Na Moks, Wet' su' weten First Nation
  • Chief Liz Logan, Fort Nelson First Nation
  • Chief Nathan Parenteau, Saulteau First Nations
  • Chief Lynette Tsakoza, Prophet River First Nation
  • Donnie Wesley, Tsimpsian Hereditary Chief
  • Glen Williams, Simogyet Malii, President, Gitanyow Hereditary Chief
  • Diane Abel, Director of Administration, Treaty 8 Tribal Association

Time and place of the news conference:

  • Tuesday, September 8, 11:00 AM
  • Sutton Place Hotel, Belvedair Room, 845 Burrard Street
  • Audio hook-ups will be available

Contact Information:

Gerald Amos
1 250 632 1521

Nancy McHarg
604 760 4366