Varcoe: Amid protests, there are Indigenous leaders who favour GasLink pipeline

Varcoe: Amid protests, there are Indigenous leaders who favour GasLink pipeline

Varcoe: Amid protests, there are Indigenous leaders who favour GasLink pipeline

“I wanted to support our communities that were in favour — not only support the industry, but primarily the communities that supported and signed on with [the Coastal GasLink] pipeline,” says Stephen Buffalo, the president of the Indian Resource Council of Canada who attended a pro-development rally in Calgary last week.

As a representative for more than 130 First Nations that produce petroleum or have pipelines on their land, his “end game” is “always about getting some of our communities out of poverty… that’s how we are looking at it.”

Varcoe: Amid protests, there are Indigenous leaders who favour GasLink pipeline

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