It’s been a long while since I’ve updated, and I apologize for not updating in good time.
Tomorrow, and the day after, my First Nation will be holding our People’s Assembly, which is something like a supercharged Annual General Meeting. In the morning, information sessions will be held about what we’ve done in the past year and what we plan to do in the next year. Part of that will be a vote on whether or not we continue to explore an LNG project with local company Steelhead LNG.
Now, let’s go back in time for a moment.
On 19 September 2014, I attended and gave a presentation to the 6th Annual Northeastern BC Liquefied Natural Gas Summit in Vancouver, BC at SFU. This was a presentation that I gave to a room full of government, business and First Nations representatives.
Here is a link to the audio of that presentation, which I believe outlines Huu-ay-aht’s approach to economic development projects like that of this potential deal with Steelhead: (I must also thank Brandon Thompson of Cloverpoint in Victoria for recording it: ORIGINAL POST HERE)
(Also, I’m currently having difficulty posting the MP3 of this presentation onto my own SoundCloud account, but I will endeavour to continue to try.)
1. [00:00] Introduction and Overview on the Huu-ay-aht First Nations
2. [4:20] Understanding Treaty and Self-Government in the Huu-ay-aht Context
3. [6:50] Huu-ay-aht’s Government Structure [Council, Ha’wiih, People’s Assembly, Tribunal]
4. [9:48] Huu-ay-aht’s Land and Reasons for Our Approach to Economic Development & Own-Source Revenue [I start to talk about LNG here…]
5. [12:30] Three Core Traditonal Values of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations
6. [16:20] Our Values and Their Connection to Triple Sustainability
7. [18:50] Social Sustainability and How Huu-ay-aht Has Pursued It
8. [19:50] Environmental Sustainability and Why It Matters to Huu-ay-aht
9. [21:00] Active Participation and How Huu-ay-aht Does It
10. [21:50] How Business and Crown Governments Should Approach First Nations
11. [22:30] How First Nations Would Best Approach Economic Development
12. [23:30] Final Thoughts on First Nations Strengths and Requirements in Large Projects
I’m not entirely certain how I can post the presentation itself, but I’ll give it a shot…
There we have it,