The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations has spoken out about the blockades going up in protest of a gas pipeline project through traditional First Nations territory in Northern B.C.
Perry Bellegarde called for peace and dialogue to resolve the dispute.
Federal cabinet ministers met yesterday (Mon) to try and figure out a way to resolve the protests, which have shut down rail service in parts of Canada.
In the House of Commons today (Tue), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged the frustration on all sides, but added everyone needs to come together for meaningful dialogue to end it.
He’s asking Indigenous leaders to be willing to work with the federal government on a resolution.