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Congratulations to Xeni Gwet'in Councilor Marilyn Baptiste

Councilor Marilyn Baptiste is the 2015 North American recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize - the world's largest award honoring grassroots environmental activists that parallels the Nobel awards in their level of distinction and achievement.  Marilyn has been a tireless defender of ...

Posted by: Admin. Tuesday Apr 28, 2015 10:48
Categories: Activism, Environment | Tags: awards, Chilcotin, Marilyn Baptiste

Taseko Mines Ltd. Takes Wilderness Committee to Court

In late January, a defamation case filed by Taseko Mines against the Wilderness Committee (WC) began in Vancouver.  Before a crowd of supporters, Joe Foy, WC's National Campaign Director, stated that the intent of Taseko's suit is, "meant to chill us out or to quiet us down, out ...

Posted by: Admin. Wednesday Feb 11, 2015 13:12
Categories: | Tags: activism, Prosperity Mine

Wild Horse DNA Report

Wild Horse DNA Report:  In early January, "A Preliminary Genetic Study of the Wild Horse in the Brittany Triangle" was released.  This report, prepared for the Xeni Gwet'in First Nations, FONV (co-funders of the report) and the Valhalla Wilderness Society, was co-authored by ...

Posted by: Admin. Wednesday Feb 11, 2015 12:58
Categories: Wild Horses | Tags: DNA, genetics, Research, Xeni Gwet'in

McCrory Report Supports Tribal Park Designation

"Given existing circumstances of aboriginal rights and title for part of the study area, a Tribal Park designation by the Xeni Gwet'in and Yunesit'in should be considered as a further declaration of First Nations protectio, reinforcing the 1989 Aboriginal Presereve declaration and the ...

Posted by: Admin. Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 13:16
Categories: Tribal Park | Tags: Dasiqox, Research, Tsilhqot'in, Xeni Gwet'in

Tribal Park Declaration and Totem Pole Raising

Saturday, October 4th was another extraordinary day for the Tsilhqot'in people who have  already been rewarded this year with two major victories after many years of struggle:  the rejection again by the federal government  of the Prosperity Mine project at Fish Lake (Teztan ...

Posted by: Admin Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 11:47
Categories: Tribal Park | Tags: Dasiqox, Fish Lake, rights and title, Taseko, Teztan Biny, Tsilhqot'in

Dasiqox Tribal Park

Sept. 10, 2014.  The Tsilhqot'in National Government announces the creation of a new Tribal Park for B.C.  This is a historic development in the process of protecting Tsilhqot'in lands which we at FONV have dedicated ourselves to for the past fifteen years. This is a dream ...

Posted by: Admin. Friday Sep 12, 2014 11:33
Categories: Event | Tags: Dasiqox, Tsilhqot'in

Historic Meeting on Traditional Tsilhqot'in Land

September 10, 2014.  B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Minister of Aboriginal Relations, John Rustad, met with the Tsilhqot'in Chiefs, on traditional Tsilhqot'in land, marking the first time a B.C. Premier has agreed to meet with the Tsilhqot'in Nation on their territory.  The ...

Posted by: Admin. Friday Sep 12, 2014 10:37
Categories: Tsilhqot'in | Tags: Christy Clark, meeting, rights and title, Tsilhqot'in

Celebration of Title Victory

Following on the Supreme Court of Canada's historic declaration of Aboriginal title, FONV hosted a celebration of this victory on Saturday, July 5th.  A banner was signed by all who came and was later presented to Chief and council at the Xeni Gwet'in Band Office.   While we ...

Posted by: Admin. Friday Sep 12, 2014 10:09
Categories: Title | Tags: court case, Taseko, Tsilhqot'in

Tsilhqot'in Title Case Makes History

"Held:  The appeal should be allowed and a declaration of Aboriginal title over the area requested should be granted. A declaration that British Columbia breached its duty to consult owed to the Tsilhqot’in Nation should also be granted". On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court ...

Posted by: Admin. Saturday Jun 28, 2014 12:21
Categories: aboriginal, Title | Tags: court case, rights and title, Supreme Court

NO! to Proposed New Prosperity Mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW PROSPERITY MINE REJECTION - FEBRUARY 26, 2014 Today the Minister of the Environment, Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, issued a decision statement regarding the proposed New Prosperity Mine in British Columbia's Chilcotin district, concluding that “the New Prosperity Mine ...

Posted by: Admin. Sunday Mar 02, 2014 15:06
Categories: Prosperity | Tags: Chilcotin, Fish Lake, Mining, Prosperity Mine, Teztan Biny, Tsilhqot'in

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