FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro announced today that they have come to an agreement with Dene Tha’ First Nation for construction and operations of the Site C energy project.
The agreement says it includes a one-time payment and also commits BC Hydro to provide information on employment as well as training opportunities during the construction.
The Dene Tha’ have a population roughy around 2,400 members. Aroun 1,800 live on the reserve and 600 more live off of it.
BC Hydro says the agreement “signifies a commitment to work together on the Site C project going forward.”
Chief Joe Pastion says this agreement is a major milestone.
“The agreement is a milestone in the relationship between BC Hydro and Dene Tha’. We are striving to strengthen our relations with industry and First Nations in our Traditional Territory. Dene Tha’s treaty rights will continue to be practised by our current members and future generations.”