WATCH: Indigenous Canadians who rejected nearly $1 billion dollars in gas money have now occupied proposed drilling land
This spring, the Lax Kw’alaams Band, a Canadian First Nations people living in a remote part of British Columbia, rejected an offer amounting to $267,000 per person to allow a natural gas pipeline and processing facility to be built on their lands.
Four months later, members of the tribe have set up a makeshift occupation camp on the site of the proposed drilling site to hammer home their message that if their land must be for sale, it must come at a very high price.
“We are here to protect Flora Banks…
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