Provincial report is more mischief, says CHN president

  • Jun. 5, 2006 9:00 a.m.

The provincial report outlining two scenarios for the logging industry on the islands is “clearly more mischief” on the part of the province, which may be trying to divide islands’ communities, according to Guujaaw, president of the Council of the Haida Nation.
The report, “Socio-Economic and Environmental Assessment of HG/QCI Land Use Viewpoints”, was made public by the province last Thursday.
It was quickly denounced by the CHN as full of errors, including pegging the population of the islands at 37-percent Haida.
Guujaaw says there was clearly misleading information put in the report, “Â…either to strengthen a negotiating positionÂ…’ or to “ wedges between the communitiesÂ…”
“They insisted on releasing this document in spite of the fact that we showed them errors all the way through,” Guujaaw said.
He also said releasing the report is a setback in his perception of what the province is up to.
“I thought that we had matured beyond this in our relationship,” Guujaaw said.
But he says negotiations with the province, which began following the Islands Spirit Rising blockade a year ago, will continue. “We are trying to keep moving on this,” he said, “We did advise them they’ll have to make corrections and potentially (we could) take legal action on it.”
The Observer will publish more comments from the CHN president on Thursday, along with an indication of what the CHN believes are the errors in the report.

Just Posted

William Griffin arrested in Houston homicide

RCMP have now arrested William Griffin, the man wanted in connection to… Continue reading

Family of Terrace man killed in hit-and-run plead for tips, one year later

Cameron Kerr’s family says the driver and passengers tried to cover their tracks

Coast Mountain College’s indigenization efforts recognized at international symposium

Collaboration and community are key to Indigenous reconciliation in education, CMTN says

B.C. First Nation Chief Ed John faces historic sex charges

John served as minister for children and families under then-premier Ujjah Dosanjh

VIDEO: B.C. couple creates three-storey ‘doggie mansion’ for their five pups

Group of seven, who Kylee Ryan has dubbed as the ‘wandering paws,’ have a neat setup in Jade City

Port Alberni mom takes school district to court over Indigenous smudging, prayer in class

Candice Servatius, who is an evangelical Christian, is suing School District 70

Family of B.C. man killed in hit-and-run plead for tips, one year later

Cameron Kerr’s family says the driver and passengers tried to cover their tracks

Princeton couple pays for dream vacation with 840,000 grocery store points

It’s easy if you know what you are doing, they say

B.C. municipality wants ALC to reconsider their decision in regard to pipeline work camp

The ALC had rejected the construction of the Coastal GasLink work camp behind the Vanderhoof airport in October

Chilliwack family’s dog missing after using online pet-sitting service

Frankie the pit bull bolted and hit by a car shortly after drop off through

B.C. wildlife experts urge hunters to switch ammo to stop lead poisoning in birds

OWL, in Delta, is currently treating two eagles for lead poisoning

B.C. First Nations drop out of court challenge, sign deals with Trans Mountain

Upper Nicola Band says deal represents a ‘significant step forward’

Most Read