FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  As his eight years of leadership drew to a close on Friday, outgoing Blueberry River Chief Marvin Yahey released a letter outlining his administration’s achievements.

In his letter, Yahey claims there were “relentless attacks and smear campaigns” against him and his administration which he says were “unfounded and ultimately dismissed by the courts”.

He then continued on to list several achievements accomplished by his administration including:

Yahey says the most significant accomplishment was winning a “precedent-setting” cumulative effects case on June 30th, 2021.

“After five long, hard years in court proceedings, the Supreme Court of British Columbia released its decision to protect the way of life guaranteed under Treaty 8 against the cumulative effects of aggressive industrial development promoted by successive provincial governments,” Yahey stated in his letter.

To read the full letter, click here.

Yahey will be succeeded by incoming Chief Judy Desjarlais.