Luutkudziiwus and Gwininitxw file judicial review to save the wild salmon of the Skeena-

VANCOUVER —Inland B.C. hereditary First Nations chiefs joined coastal ones in announcing a fourth federal lawsuit against Ottawa’s approval of the Pacific Northwest LNG project, at a press conference in Vancouver. They claim that the gas export terminal is an infringement of their Aboriginal fishing rights.

Two Gitxsan Nation hereditary chiefs—Charlie Wright with the Luutkudziiwus house group, and Yvonne Lattie with the Gwininitxw house group —filed the judicial review on Tuesday morning.

Both leaders herald from Indigenous lands near Hazelton, B.C. on the upper Skeena watershed where the salmon have reached critically low levels. They say their lawsuit, combined with three…

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