B.C. government appoints Nathan Cullen as liaison with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

The B.C. government has appointed former NDP MP Nathan Cullen as a liaison between the province and the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs.

This comes after the hereditary chiefs declined to meet last week with B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser. Five hereditary chiefs are opposed to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline and have been demanding a meeting with Premier John Horgan.

“I’m pleased all parties have agreed to the appointment of a liaison,” Horgan said. “Nathan has agreed to act as an intermediary in the hopes of finding a solution to this challenging dispute.”

On Friday the Wet’suwet’en chiefs reiterated calls for a meeting with Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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