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We Stand Strong/Flashmob Video

On December 3rd, the Tsilhqot'in people and their allies organized a mass dance ceremony in front of Taseko Mines' office in downtown Vancouver. (Photo of Linda Haig-Brown, Helen Haig-Brown, Beka Solo.) The message sent to Taseko:  "Tsilhqot’in (Chilcotin) people have ...

Posted by: Admin Monday Dec 16, 2013 13:46
Categories: Taseko, Tsilhqot'in | Tags: aboriginal, activism, Chilcotin, Fish Lake, Teztan Biny

Second CEAA Panel Gives New Prosperity Project Another Scathing Review

A second strongly negative CEAA Panel report released October 31, 2013 (after an initial damning CEAA Panel report in 2010 and a federal thumbs down in 2010) makes it strike three against Taseko's proposed "New Prosperity" mine.  Responses from all of us who have written, spoken ...

Posted by: Admin. Saturday Nov 02, 2013 13:25
Categories: CEAA, Tsilhqot'in | Tags: aboriginal, activism, court case, Marilyn Baptiste, Ottawa, Prosperity Mine, rights and title, Xeni Gwet'in

Watershed Moment: Opportunity to Navigate a Path to Reconciliation

Recognition of Aboriginal title is the starting point for Canada, as a nation, to finally start dealing honourably with First Nations. "First Nations want to achieve reconciliation with the Crown through honourable negotiations and partnerships. We seek respectful and principled ...

Posted by: Admin. Wednesday Oct 30, 2013 16:22
Categories: aboriginal, Court case | Tags: activism, court case, Ottawa, Tsilhqot'in, Xeni Gwet'in

Indigenous Land Title Express – First Nation’s Journey for Justice

Williams Lake, B.C. (October 30, 2013):  Beginning on October 30th, Tsilhqot’in Elders, youth, Chief Roger William from Xeni Gwet’in, Councillors, honoured delegates such as Grand Chief Stewart Phillip from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, and Chief Bob Chamberlin, UBCIC ...

Posted by: Admin. Wednesday Oct 30, 2013 16:05
Categories: aboriginal, Court case | Tags: activism, Ottawa, rights and title, Tsilhqot'in, Xeni Gwet'in

Tsilhqot'in Chiefs in Ottawa

Ottawa: Oct. 8, 2013:  B.C.’s Tsilhqot’in Nation is calling on the Harper government to listen to its own scientists and ignore the political lobbying by Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) and the mining industry that could undermine the Environmental Assessment process in the case of the ...

Posted by: Admin. Tuesday Oct 08, 2013 07:47
Categories: Fish Lake | Tags: environment, Fish Lake, Ottawa, Prosperity Mine, TNG

CEAA Panel Hearing Reports funded by FONV

Here are links to the reports that FONV funded and presented to the 2013 hearings re "New Prosperity" mine.  These cover implications of the proposed mine to: grizzly bears; cultural and social-ecological impacts on the region surrounding Teztan Biny; cumulative effects, watershed ...

Posted by: Pat Swift Wednesday Aug 28, 2013 11:05
Categories: Fish Lake | Tags: CEAA, ecosystem, environment, habitat protection, Mining, Prosperity Mine, rights and title, Teztan Biny, water, wildlife, Xeni Gwet'in

Government Concerned about New Prosperity Mine Proposal

Both federal and provincial government experts have deep concerns with the New "Prosperity" Mine proposal.  The issues raised by these experts during the CEAA Panel hearings are in regard to the deteriorating Fish Lake water quality and unproven "aquarium" lake ...

Posted by: Admin. Monday Aug 19, 2013 16:50
Categories: Prosperity | Tags: CEAA, Chilcotin, environment, Fish Lake, Mining, Prosperity Mine, Teztan Biny, water

Fish Lake will be Dead in 10 Years if Mine Proceeds

So says Dr. John Stockner from the UBC Fisheries Centre.  The Tsilhqot'in National Government today issued a News Release with this dire warning. "I feel like a town cried because what I have to tell you after considerable thought, I am of the firm opinion that within a decade, Fish ...

Posted by: Admin. Monday Aug 19, 2013 16:13
Categories: Prosperity | Tags: Fish Lake, Mining, Teztan Biny, Tsilhqot'in

Federal and Provincial Departments Refute Proponent's Claims Mine Bid is Environmentally Sound

Williams Lake, B.C. August 1, 2013:  Evidence from federal and provincial mining, environment and fisheries officials has raised serious concerns about Taseko Mines Ltd's revised submission for a massive open pit low-grade ore mine at Teztan Biny, Fish Lake. As the Federal Review ...

Posted by: Admin. Thursday Aug 01, 2013 09:11
Categories: Fish Lake | Tags: CEAA, environment, Mining, Prosperity Mine, Teztan Biny, water

TNG Issues Press Release re Round Two of Mine Hearings

Tsilhqot’in Nation Prepares for Public Hearings for Controversial New Prosperity Mine Proposal as Taseko Mines Ltd. Refuses to Answer Direct Requests from the Panel June 20, 2013, Tsilhqot’in Territory, B.C:  The Tsilhqot’in National Government responded to today’s ...

Posted by: Admin. Thursday Jun 20, 2013 16:02
Categories: TNG | Tags: CEAA, Prosperity Mine, Taseko, Xeni Gwet'in

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