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Federal and Provincial Indigenous Relations ministers to meet today

BY , Feb 17, 2020 6:29 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Blockade created by Gitxsan First Nation near New Hazelton has been temporarily lifted/ The Canadian Press

B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser is set to meet with Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett today in Victoria amid ongoing rail blockades and protests for Indigenous land rights.

The two were invited last week to meet by Gitxsan chief Norm Stephens after members of the First Nation erected a blockade near New Hazelton in support of neighbouring Wet'suwet'en chiefs who oppose a pipeline through their territory.

The invitation was also extended to Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs.

Today's meeting only involves Fraser and Bennett but they are sending a letter to hereditary chiefs reiterating their interest in meeting with them too.

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