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Gitxaala Nation Files Judicial Review Challenging Exclusion from Federal Review of Enbridge Northern Gateway Project

Many news sources have been commenting upon Transport Canada’s release of their TERMPOL recommendation that sates they have no regulatory concern with the massive increase of large tar sands carriers running through Gitxaala territory on BC’s North Coast.  Gitxaala’s legal firm, Woodward & Co. released the following press statement Feb. 9th (several days before Transport […]

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In the south-central area of Laxyuup Gitxaała, on the south east of Pitt Island in behind the Cherry Islets, is Citeyats (IR #9 established July 10, 1891 by Commissioner Peter O’Reilly) a large Gitxaała village site.  Our archaeological research here has identified the surface features of up to 26 house depression including at least five […]

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Gitxaala Defends Sovereignty of Laxyuup

Update:  December 2, 2010.  Blockade to come down following Minister of Forests promise to meet with Gitxaala leadership. ——– Going on two weeks now Gitxaala Hereditary leaders have engaged in a public act of asserting their sovereignty over the Laxyuup Gitxaala (traditional territory). Two primary reasons have been given: (1) the logging company, Triumph Timber, […]

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