History of gold and Tsilhqot’in explain FN case

A legal battle between First Nations and the proponent of a billion dollar gold and copper mine in central British Columbia is linked directly to a guerrilla war in 1864. A legal battle between First Nations and the proponent of a billion dollar gold and copper mine in central...
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Detailed account of TNG injunction arguments 

Taseko Mines Ltd.’s case against a group of blockaders continued in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on Tuesday, with Tsilhqotin Nation lawyer Jay Nelson arguing that the B.C. government failed to properly consult the Indians before granting Taseko a work permit. He...
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Report on the TNG injunction case and related issues

The Tsilhqot’in in British Columbia are back in court trying to stop Taseko Mines from reviving what was supposed to be a dead issue. But, the so-called “New Prosperity” mine is back on the table. This has the Tsilhqot’in warning the company and the provincial government that...
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Tsilhqot’in seeks injunction up over mine proposal

With workers standing idle and winter closing in, Vancouver-based Taseko Mines argued in court Monday for an injunction that would prevent protesters from blocking a road to the controversial Prosperity mine project. The company says it has workers and equipment on standby at a...
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VIDEO -Speeches at rally outside court before injunction hearings

The Tsilhqot’in First Nations and their supporters have been at the BC Supreme Court this week, fighting for an injunction to keep Taseko Mines from commencing work on the controversial proposed Prosperity Mine – amid Tsilhqot’in traditional territory, southwest of Williams Lake....
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Photos and coverage of rally for TNG outside court

The Tsilhqot’in Nation is again facing off in BC Supreme Court against Taseko Mines over its proposed open-pit gold and copper mine.  The community wants to stop Taseko’s injunction application and permits issued by the BC Government for exploration near Fish Lake (Teztan...
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Tsilhqot’in in court with TML Monday to protect lands

The Tsilhqot’in Nation will seek Monday to protect a prized area of its territories from being damaged by exploration work based on permits that were granted in breach of the Crown’s consultation obligations for a mining proposal that has already been rejected in an...
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FNWARM WINS PRESTIGIOUS CANADIAN BOREAL AWARD

In the fall of 2008, the BC First Nations Leadership Council, the Kaska Nation, Carrier Sekani Tribal Council and the Taku River Tlingit Nation co-hosted an historic summit on mining issues for First Nation leaders in Prince George, BC. A unique feature of the Prince George...
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Feature on mining reforms, accountability in BC

Mineral exploration is exploding in B.C., but critics claim the provincial government isn’t assessing the environmental impact. Although the BCEAO is finding few friends in the environmental and conservation community, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is considered...
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Coverage of pro Tsilhqot’in courtstep rally

Approximately forty people gathered outside the BC Law Courts at 9am in the slush and chill of downtown Vancouver on Friday November 18 to support the Tsilhqot’in (Chilcotin) people in defense of their land rights.  The Vancouver-based mining corporation Taseko Mines Ltd. has...
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Citizen speaks out against call for fast track mining

Why the Prosperity Mine proposal should be left for dead: According to an editorial in theVancouver Sun on Oct. 27, the Prosperity mine project resubmission by Taseko Mines should be “fast-tracked.” The editorial blames the federal government and “outside agitators” for the...
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Chief Percy Guichon emphasises Tsi Del Del opposition to mine

Clarification of Tsi Del Del community position on the Prosperity mine: As chief of Tsi Del Del, I am writing to clarify the community’s position with regards to Taseko Mines Ltd. Former Tsi Del Del Chief Ervin Charleyboy led our nation for many years. However, the comments he...
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