Proposed agreement reached between Wets’uwet’en chiefs, gov’t ministers after 3 days of talks

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A proposed agreement on land rights and title has been reached between Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and government ministers, bringing three long days of negotiations in northern B.C. to an end and tentatively resolving a longstanding dispute over the First Nation’s traditional territory. Yet the forward-looking agreement reached between the chiefs, federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and her B.C. counterpart Scott Fraser does not apply to the Coastal GasLink pipeline, meaning the contentious project is still going ahead as planned for now. The details of the agreement have not been released. The ministers and chiefs agreed that the agreement will be shown to all members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation first before the ministers return to Smithers for a signing if it is agreed upon.