However, details of the draft agreement, which focuses on indigenous rights and land titles, were not disclosed and work on the Coastal GasLink pipeline, at the heart of the dispute, was set to resume on Monday. The draft Memorandum of Understanding does not resolve the persistent opposition to the construction of the pipeline by the unceded country of Wet`suwet`en. Most hereditary chiefs still oppose the project, but the agreement aims to resolve one of the main questions raised by the conflict: who speaks about wet`suwet`en in the future? The diversion would only extend the crude oil pipeline by 2.9 kilometers (1.7 miles), but will require a new priority of 18.3 kilometers (11 miles). The engineering, construction, environmental and consulting plans for the amendment fill a 609-page recr deposit. The Wet`suwet`en are governed by both a traditional system of hereditary chiefs and elected group councils. A majority of councils have approved the pipeline, but some of the wet`suwet`en heirs are opposed to it passing through their traditional territory. “It`s like signing a car purchase agreement and negotiating the price later,” said Chief Dan George of Ts`il Kaz Koh First Nation, also known as the Burns Lake Band, which is one of five Wet`suwet`en First Nations that have signed contracts with Coastal GasLink. He said the deal involves discussions about the country`s guardians, as well as recognition of hereditary chiefs whom he called “important.” SMITHERS, B.C. — Work on a gas pipeline in British Columbia is expected to resume today, which has been at the center of protests that have disrupted both rail and road transportation in many parts of the country. READ MORE: Wet`suwet`ent supporters don`t believe his message will be heard A seven-year dispute ended with a Trans Mountain Pipeline deal to divert its expansion project by building a bypass road around a sore spot in southern British Columbia (BC). Kenneth Deer said the Mohawks wanted more clarity on the agreement between the Wet`suwet`en Erbhäuptling and the federal government before making a final decision.
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