The multi-billion dollar project to pipe and then ship tarsands crude to China places a unique ecological and cultural heritage zone at serious risk. Over the past several years our UBC/Gitxaala reserach team has been surveying and documenting Gitxaala’s portion of the area known to many as the Great Bear Rainforest. This region encompasses much of Gitxaala and adjoining Gitga’ata and Kitasoo territories. Enbridge Northern Gateway plans to send 400+ very large crude tankers through the entire length of Gitxaala’s territory as they ship tarsands to China to fuel that country’s massive industrial explosion.

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