Press Conference and Public Forum
November 13, 2012
(Note: this page is independent from the FNFN)
(Updated on: November 18, 2012)
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Two important events took place on November 13, 2012 in Vancouver: a press conference at the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs Office, and a community presentation in East Vancouver that evening (see poster). The FNFN is seeking the help and support of British Columbians in its efforts to protect the health of the FNFN lands and water resources, which all British Columbians enjoy and benefit from.

The traditional lands of the FNFN are located in the far northeast corner in the Province of British Columbia, about a two days journey when driving from Metro Vancouver.

On this page are features and links related to these events, and matters that relate to them.

(Click here for FNFN html document page)

Fort Nelson First Nation Online Petition

(Please sign up and register !)

November 13, 2012 Press Release,
Stop Wholesale Giveaway of Water to Shale Gas Industry
or Face More Legal Challenges
pdf file

(html version on FNFN html document page)

FNFN Chief Sharleen Wildeman and former Chief Kathi Dickie

YouTube video of the Press Conference,

November 13, 2012


(A Day to Remember !!!)


You Tube videos of the community meeting
at the Mount Pleasant Community House

(Video segments to be published shortly)
Fort Nelson First Nation Chief Sharleen Wildeman
and former Chief Kathi Dickie


Art Sterritt, Executive Director, BC Coastal First Nations

Union of BC Indian Chiefs President Stewart Phillip and
Assembly of First Nations BC Regional Chief Jody Wilson-Raybould

Ben Parfitt (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

FNFN-Meeting-2Union of BC Indian Chief president Stewart Phillip (left) and Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Jody Wilson-Raybould representing British Columbia First Nations announce full support of their organizations for Fort Nelson First Nation's deep shale gas fracking demands announced at the press conference and re-stated at the community meeting. "To unanimously support this effort, to stop development in our territories, for shale gas development, until the cumulative impacts are understood.... Our country needs to do that, to look at the impacts on our territories" (quote from Chief Jody Wilson-Raybould). Art Sterritt, the Executive Director of the BC Coastal First Nations also gave passionate support to the FNFN.

Independent MLA's Support Fort Nelson First Nation
in Water Conflict - November 15, 2012
BC MLAs Bob Simpson and Vicki Huntington
pdf file

(and html document page)

Vancouver Sun article, November 15, 2012, by David Hughes and Ben Parfitt,
Depleting Natural Gas Reserves Makes No Sense for the Province