HOUSTON, B.C. -- A Wet'suwet'en hereditary chief says a meeting Thursday with the federal and British Columbia governments is back on after it was abruptly cancelled earlier in the day.

Chief Na'Moks, who is also known as John Ridsdale, says the meeting will take place Thursday afternoon and Friday.

He says the First Nation was told that the meeting was cancelled earlier in the day because of a "miscommunication."

A spokesman for the office of the B.C. premier says the report of a rescheduled meeting is "promising," but the provincial government was not in a position to confirm it until Thursday morning.

Nationwide rail and road blockades have been popping up for weeks as a show of support for the hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en Nation in northwestern B.C., who oppose a natural gas pipeline project cutting across their traditional territory.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denounced the road and rail disruptions, calling protesters' actions unsafe.