Premier appoints provincial liaison with Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs

PREMIER John Horgan has appointed Nathan Cullen as a liaison between the Province and the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.

Cullen, a former MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, is tasked with acting as an intermediary by providing fact-finding, facilitation and analysis to support a peaceful resolution to the Coastal Gaslink dispute.

“I’m pleased all parties have agreed to the appointment of a liaison,” Horgan said on Monday. “Nathan has agreed to act as an intermediary in the hopes of finding a solution to this challenging dispute.”

Cullen will work with the Wet’suwet’en Denezeh and Tsakozeh, RCMP, Coastal GasLink, the provincial public service and other parties. His focus will be on de-escalating the conflict surrounding the court-ordered interlocutory injunction regarding access to the Morice West Forest Service Road.