We'll take it from here Herb

“We have a position against gas and oil and we are saying ‘no’ and I want to make it very clear that the Haida Nation is not represented by Herb Pond - we speak for ourselves,” – Arnie Bellis vice president of the Council for the Haida Nation, setting the record straight as far as the Haida are concerned.

Mayor Herb Pond’s recent public advocacy for oil tankers and oil exploration off the North coast hasn’t exactly won him any followers on Haida Gwaii.

Arnie Bellis, the vice president of Council for the Haida Nation was quick to offer up a contrary opinion on the issue of oil development and any potential increase of oil tanker traffic in waters off the coast of the Charlottes, taking the Mayor to task over any ideas that he may be speaking for all communities of the North Coast.

(from  the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article atowncalledpodunk.blogspot.com/2 … 5698454651 )-

Ah yes, I remember that during the Priddle panel (public review of the offshore oil and gas moratorium) Pond introduced himself as the leader of the largest Haida, Tsimshian and Nisga’a community on the coast.

Of course he was referring to the large First Nations populations in Prince Rupert, but still didn’t win him any friends among the First Nations communities.