Pehdzeh Ki First Nation threatens to block GNWT fibre optic line
The Pehdzeh Ki First Nation has threatened to block the Government of Northwest Territories' installation of a fibre optic line through their community of Wrigley, N.W.T., as a response to GNWT "bully tactics" during land claim negotiations.
"We will not be able to accommodate nor support this project crossing over asserted traditional lands till such time the GNWT resolves the impasse with the Dehcho First Nations," says Pehdzeh Ki First Nation Chief Tim Lennie.
"I'm very disappointed in the government's inability to adequately deal with our land rights issues. We've been given a take it or leave it offer from the government that we do not support."