Lelu protesters told to leave island immediatley by chiefs

Photo Credit: Prince Rupert Northern View
Photo Credit: Prince Rupert Northern View

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – So called illegal Protesters are being told to get off of Lelu island by chiefs over LNG protests.

In a release dated May 9th, The chiefs allege that the island is becoming occupied by a small group of community members. The chiefs say that the group is misrepresenting the 9 tribes of Lax Kw’alaams and misleading the public.

The press release names one individual in particular, Donald Wesley, who is allegedly calling himself “Yahaan” which is a hereditary chief when he is not one.

The release goes on to say they are mystified and Wesley does not have the authority to represent himself as a chief. They also go on to say Mr. Wesley appears to have occupied Lelu island by his own doing. He was allegedly asked to follow traditional protocols as well as involve real hereditary leadership, which he has not compiled with and has brought environmental militants and outsiders onto the land.

The document strongly states that they are worried about the safety of those involved and that the laws are not being followed. They have requested all parties leave the island immediately.