Friday Protest Rally Planned at Nisga'a Lisims Government Building

John Crawford
06/27/2019

A group calling itself "Concerned Nisga’a Citizens" is planning a protest rally in Gitlaxt'aamiks Friday morning at 11:30, demanding more transparency from the Nisga'a Lisims Government (NLG).

Several weeks ago, the NLG's former internet technology manager made what the Lisims government called "malicious and hurtful accusations" about the NLG and its senior employees, after allegedly copying and distributing financial information and sensitive staff emails.

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The Lisims government says an independent investigator has been hired to examine the entire situation -- and in the meantime has asked Nisga'a members to delete the message and to stop speculating.

But  protest spokesperson Stephen Nyce says that's not good enough.

"They call it an unfortunate incident, they want to put it behind them; you can't deal with it that way --- he opened, what I call Pandora's Box -- and that box is open, we've seen what's inside it, now we want answers -- you can't just close it and tell us we've got to forget about it, we need to know what he was talking about;  and if we don't do something now about what's going on, there will be no future for our younger people," he said.

In a communique released on its website Tuesday, the Nisga'a Lisims Government says it has obtained a court injunction against further unauthorized publication of confidential documents while the situation is investigated.

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