Public Notice
Northern Gateway Pipeline Project – Phase IV
Federal Funding Allocated to Support Aboriginal Participation in Reviewing the Joint Panel Report

OTTAWA, January 20, 2014 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $433,330 to 31 Aboriginal applicants in Alberta and British Columbia to support their participation in consultation activities related to the environmental assessment process of the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project.

This Aboriginal funding is allocated through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency and is intended to support the participation of Aboriginal groups in the review and to comment on the Joint Review Panel Report – Phase IV of the environmental assessment process.

To support Aboriginal groups' participation, the Agency's Participant Funding Program has allocated just over $3.9 million in participant funding at four different phases in the environmental assessment process.

Funding Allocations to Aboriginal Applicants for Participation in Phase IV Northern Gateway Project
Applicant Total Allocation
Swan River First Nation $14,000.00
McLeod Lake Indian Band $14,000.00
Driftpile First Nation $14,000.00
Kapawe'no First Nation $13,900.05
Gitga'at First Nation $14,000.00
Coastal First Nations $14,000.00
Métis Nation of Alberta Zone VI $14,000.00
Heiltsuk Nation $14,000.00
Office of the Wet'suwet'en $14,000.00
Lheidli T'enneh $14,000.00
Kelly Lake Métis Settlement Society $13,788.00
Gitxaala Nation $13,662.50
West Moberly First Nation $14,000.00
Haida Nation $14,000.00
Kelly Lake Cree Nation $14,000.00
Kitasoo First Nation $14,000.00
Haisla Nation (Kitamaat Indian Band in Phase II- III) $14,000.00
Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation $14,000.00
Wet'suwet'en First Nation (Yinka Dene Alliance) $14,000.00
Saik'uz First Nation (Yinka Dene Alliance) $14,000.00
Takla Lake First Nation (Yinka Dene Alliance) $14,000.00
Nadleh Whut'en First Nation (Yinka Dene Alliance) $14,000.00
Nak'azdli First Nation (Yinka Dene Alliance) $14,000.00
Métis Nation of British Columbia $14,000.00
Metlakatla First Nation $14,000.00
Gitxsan Development Corporation on behalf of the Gitxsan Nation $14,000.00
Skin Tyee First Nation $14,000.00
Enoch Cree Nation $14,000.00
Ermineskin Cree Nation $14,000.00
Samson Cree Nation $14,000.00
Saulteau First Nation $13,980.00
Totals $433,330.55

A funding review committee, independent of the panel review process, was established to assess the requests for funding.

Information on the project is available in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry under reference number 21799.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the potential environmental effects of proposed projects and identifies measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.

For more information, please contact:

Isabelle Perrault
Manager, Communications Operations

Document Reference Number: 5584

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