A dispute that has divided a northern B.C. First Nation for more than five months is now in the hands of a B.C. Supreme Court judge.

The Gitxsan Treaty Society has asked the judge to order the arrest of dissident band members who have blockaded the society’s offices in Hazelton since December, despite an court order issued in April to remove the protest.

The judge has reserved his decision in the case.

Protesters boarded up the society’s office when the society announced support for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline, and although the First Nation has since backed away from the support, the blockade remains…

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