First Nations Continue Protests Against Enbridge

Monday, September 29, 2008 at 15:35



First Nations leaders and their supporters have set up camp right next to where an Enbridge pipeline is set to be built.


Treaty 6 chiefs have set up four teepees and tents in a pasture near Kerrobert.


Red Pheasant First Nation Chief Sheldon Wuttunee says they won’t move until they get a meeting, and have extended an invitation to Premier Brad Wall and the president of Enbridge, Pat Daniel.


Wuttunee says First Nations have to be consulted and see some of the economic benefits from projects on their land.


An Enbridge spokeperson attending today’s protest says the company would very much like to continue discussions with Aboriginal groups, and hopes more can successfully bid on contracts.


However, First Nations leaders at the demonstration say they want more than jobs for their people — they want revenue sharing, as well.


Today’s protest is the second in as many days to target Enbridge.


Yesterday, First Nations leaders temporarily halted traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway on the east side of Regina.