Our B.C. Director visited the B.C. Legislature to promote a Reconciliation pipeline

An Indigenous-led pro-pipeline group made its pitch in the B.C. Legislature Wednesday for a majority stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline.

The group, which calls itself Project Reconciliation, was represented by Shane Gottfriedson, the former chief of the Tk'emlups First Nation in Kamloops, who is the B.C. director of the group.

"It is high time that First Nations look at economic sovereignty, look at economic reconciliation," said Gottfriedson at the legislature.

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First Nations group within 'striking distance' of making Trans Mountain bid

A First Nations-led group is planning on making a $6.8-billion bid to become a majority stakeholder in the Trans Mountain pipeline. Delbert Wapass, executive chairman of Project Reconciliation, tells BNN Bloomberg the group's priority is to ensure First Nations have a voice in the project.

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