We begin with the good news, good for all of us, both aboriginal and whatever they call the rest of us. Pun intended.
“A First Nation in British Columbia is proposing a new liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility to be built on the community’s treaty land and is making an environmental pledge to reach net-zero emissions within three years of commencing operations.
The Nisga’a Nation, whose territory is north of Prince Rupert near the Alaska border, is partnering with a group of Western Canadian natural gas producers called Rockies LNG Partners and a Texas-based energy company called Western LNG.
The project is called Ksi Lisims LNG and would include a pipeline to transport natural gas from the northeast corner of the province to the coast. The facility itself is estimated to cost $10 billion.”
One needs to understand just how important this project is and why, the following is a quote from Resource Works.
New LNG export facilities mean thousands of jobs, millions in government tax revenue, and an opportunity for Canada to help the world decarbonize — all the while advancing economic reconciliation with First Nations.
For the last few years, LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink have almost single-handedly saved the BC economy, certainly in the skilled trades and in the north. Those two projects, in addition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project and the Site C hydroelectric dam, make up a whopping 95% of construction jobs in BC and $100 billion in capital investment.
Now the bad news.
Why would you oppose a project that would help decarbonize the world, unless you had ulterior motives? Or if you were actually working for and getting paid by the competition.
The other day I was involved in a causal conversation about the Ksi Lisims LNG Project proposed for the Nass estuary, and when I mentioned the name SkeenaWild I got a disgusted look and a comment that they are a bunch of Teepee Creepers. Curiosity got the better of me so I had to ask, what do you mean by that?
The reply went something like this, there are so many people today who are not aboriginal, but suck up to aboriginals in order to get them to support or oppose whatever is on their agenda. They encourage aboriginals to call other aboriginals “apples” red skin on the outside white flesh on the inside, when they do not oppose industry, they accuse them of being bought out.
As if aboriginals people have no right to be part of industrialist projects, its so very colonial of them. (stealing a line from their basket of tricks)
In a nutshell if fits this organization, supporting one band of aboriginals at the expense of another, all the while preaching about how much they care about aboriginal rights, and aboriginal economic development, and lets not forget how they also play the word reconciliation to justify their own agenda.
Quote from the SkeenaWild’s Environmental Assessment for the Ksi Lisims LNG Project.
“We understand that PRGT is significantly revising the pipeline route and terminus for Ksi Lisims, and it is therefore important that BCEAO require a new process for affected Indigenous communities and the public to provide input on potential impacts.”
As if they care about aboriginals, they sure have no problem disregarding the interests of the Nisga’a Nation. This is all about one thing, stalling the project to reduce its chances of moving forward.
You really have to understand these people to know how they play the game, they have a lot of experience trying to stop every constructive project, be it mining, forestry or energy (oil and gas) in the north. But hey when you get paid what they get paid, its a career with take home benefits.
They have their own language, they coined words, word they sell like mantra, words like Wild Salmon, Sacred Headwaters, water is life, climate change, reconciliation, aboriginal justice. save the salmon, and the list goes on and on, all intended to make those who listen think they actually care about our communities or our environment. They don’t care about our fish or our people, this is a living career opportunity by those who run the show. It pays good, better than good they never have to get a real job. Look for yourself, see who is on the top of the SkeenaWild food chain.
Just how lucrative?
Revenue Canada does not require them to disclose perks or other financial benefits, like trips, helicopter tours, expeditions that they get to enjoy, all taken out of that foreign funded income. (So this is not included as part of thier income.)
The number of part-time or part-year (for example, seasonal) employees the charity employed during the fiscal period of 2022.
Total Employees (7)
Total expenditure on compensation for part-time or part-year employees in the fiscal period of 2022.
Total expenditure on all compensation in the fiscal period of 2022.
If my math is not so off the wall, then the top dog gets paid the most (Greg Knox, Julia Hill, and Dan Mesec) likely get close to or over 100 grand a year. We cannot verify this because its one of those internal secrets hidden from the public.
This is one change in law that must happen if we are going to protect this countries citizens paying the taxes, the law needs to make sure every one of these environmentalists living off of donations must declare how much income they received and from whom they got it, and this MUST be open for the public to see, so we know who is bought and paid for.
“In 2021 SkeenaWild received 325 Thousand dollars from the Tides Foundation.”
“SkeenaWild also reported zero foreign funding and yet U.S. tax returns show that it was paid $1.5 Million (2009-2012) from the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation. Based in San Francisco, Moore is the biggest funder of environmental groups in B.C. and has granted $140 million over the past decade. Of that, $90 million was for projects on the north coast of B.C. To its credit, SkeenaWild acknowledges that its foreign funding was reported incorrectly and for 2014, SkeenaWild reports that more than 80% of its million dollar budget is from outside Canada” Reference
Its like a GOLD RUSH bashing anyone who tries to develop our backyard, if you scream loud enough Americans will pay you MILLIONS.
You would think if they were decent caring human beings, they would practice what they preach, but not these guys, you might think they just won a lottery on unlimited carbon usage.
Look at thier boating club, almost all of it is a derivative of oil, look at the cloths they wear, same thing, look at the cars they drive, SUV’s and 4x4s same thing.
Gas guzzling cars, trucks, planes, helicopters, all burning the very fuel they condemn, in order to earn more funding from outside of Canada
You the reader really needs to know who these people are, its the entire NDP radical left, and like a giant spider web they are linked to every organization that is anti industry, its linked to both NDP federal, provincial and many municipal governments and also include of chambers of commerce. Like cancer they are in Stage 5, its epidemic in per portion and deadly.