LETTER: Fletcher’s statement incorrect

The Metlakatla First Nation does not have a benefit agreement signed with Pacific NorthWest LNG for the proposed Lelu Island project.

Re: Tree-spikers cling to Lelu Island (Penticton Western News, B.C. Views, July 20).

The Metlakatla First Nation does not have a benefit agreement signed with Pacific NorthWest LNG for the proposed Lelu Island project.

Unfortunately, factually incorrect information was published in several Black Press newspapers across the province, stating that “The Metlakatla, Kitselas, Kitsumkalum and Gitxaala bands have benefit agreements for the project.”

There is a term sheet signed that could lead to an Impact Benefit Agreement in the future, but to state that a benefits agreement has been signed is simply not true.

Shaun Thomas

Communications Manager Metlakatla First Nation