West Moberly First Nations in court this week to challenge proposed coal mine

The Gething Project site is located about 30 kilometres from the reserve and 50 metres from a culture camp where members of the First Nation fish, hunt, and teach traditions to children.

In a release West Moberly Chief Roland Wilson says, “The Crown doesn’t seem to understand how important this location is to us, and they didn’t give us the chance to tell them. The government allowed the company to prepare the studies it needed, but wouldn’t wait for the detailed report we produced on the impacts to our culture.”

The hearing is expected to last until Friday.