C october 21 2012 from andrew zhu student are social

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Unformatted text preview: of the Aboriginal groups whose land the pipeline will run through. This stakeholder believes that the social costs of the pipeline will greatly outweigh the total benefits that could be provided. There are serious potential impacts on the stakeholder that could greatly alter the lives of many Aboriginals living on the land where the pipeline runs. These impacts 2 Memo to Brian Sutherland Nothern Gateway Pipeline – Aboriginal people of B.C October 21, 2012 From: Andrew Zhu, Student are social, environmental, and economical and the affects of these impacts are discussed in this report. Social The Aboriginal people of Canada have been an important part of Canadian history. After having already been pushed to the remote outskirts known as reserves, the pipeline will threaten to take away what little land they claim in British Columbia. But thankfully the legislative system has sided with the first nations as courts have upheld the Aboriginals’ land claims. Before the construction of the pipeline begins, the full consent of the Aboriginal groups is required. Although Enbridge has offered a 10% share of the project to the Nadleh Whut’en tribe, which would result in a $280 million income over 30 years, Chief Martin Louis refused this deal claiming that “First Nations peoples in Canada have been poor all the time, money doesn’t matter to us”. What the Chief and other aboriginal members fear are all the devas...
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