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From Poverty to Prosperity: A Look at Natural Gas Development in B.C.

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In February 2020, many protests took place in Canada over natural gas development in the Wet’suwet’en area of British Columbia, which includes the Kitimat region.

While every band along the Coastal GasLink pipeline’s route (all 20) approved the project some Aboriginal people opposed the initiative.

In 2021, after the dust settled from the protests, SecondStreet.org contributor Heidi McKillop went up to Kitimat to learn more about natural resource development in the area and to speak with aboriginal people about the issue. The video above documents her visit.

In the coming months, SecondStreet.org will be releasing more content related to natural resource development and how aboriginal communities are affected.

In the mean time, here’s a good post from the Canadian Energy Centre that examines the natural resource sector and employment for aboriginal people – click here.

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