Tsilhqot’in

Tsilhqot’in win injunction: Taseko drilling and road building HALTED pending civil case

By Andrea Palframan / September 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Tsilhqot’in win injunction: Taseko drilling and road building HALTED pending civil case

Victory!  In what has been a decade’s long fight to stop mining at Teztan Biny, Tsilhqot’in territory is protected from drilling and road building —  at least for now.  On September 6, 2019, the BC Supreme Court granted Tsilhqot’in Nation an injunction that prohibits Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) from moving forward with its exploratory drilling…

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Tsilhqot’in await September 1st ruling

By Andrea Palframan / August 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Tsilhqot’in await September 1st ruling

Teztan Biny,Fish Lake, has been a sacred place of spiritual renewal for countless generations for the Tsilhqot’in. Teztan Biny is also rich in gold and copper, resources Taseko Mines Ltd. wants to exploit with its proposed New Prosperity Mine. The 1.5-billion dollar mine would seriously affect Teztan Biny, Yanah Biny (Little Fish Lake) and the…

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Stand with the Tsilhqot’in : World Water Day

By Andrea Palframan / March 20, 2019 / Comments Off on Stand with the Tsilhqot’in : World Water Day

Friday March 22, 2019 – World Water Day – we ask that you join us in Vancouver in support of the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s fight to protect Teztan Biny (Fish Lake). In summer 2017, BC granted a controversial drilling permit at Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) for Taseko Mines Ltd.’s New Prosperity Mine, which was twice-rejected by…

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Tsilhqot’in Nation Secures Injunction Preventing Taseko From Commencing Drilling Program Until Appeal is Determined

By Andrea Palframan / September 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Tsilhqot’in Nation Secures Injunction Preventing Taseko From Commencing Drilling Program Until Appeal is Determined

In a decision released from the bench, the Court of Appeal granted an injunction to the Tsilhqot’in, effectively stopping exploratory drilling and road building by Taseko Mines. The court found that the likelihood of Taseko being able to meet its 2020 deadline was in “substantial doubt.” It accepted that there was a serious issue to…

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Tsilhqot’in vow to fight on despite BC Supreme Court loss

By Andrea Palframan / August 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Tsilhqot’in vow to fight on despite BC Supreme Court loss

Today, the B.C. Supreme court granted an exploration permit to Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML). The permit approves an extensive drilling, road building and excavation program by TML that purports to advance its rejected New Prosperity Mine project. “We will not stand by as Taseko Mines Ltd. moves forward with a drilling program for a mine…

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Tsilhqot’in Nation scores a win against Taseko Mines! 

By Andrea Palframan / July 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Tsilhqot’in Nation scores a win against Taseko Mines! 

The Tŝilhqot’in Nation welcomes yesterday’s B.C. Supreme Court decision to grant an interlocutory injunction against an exploration permit issued by British Columbia to Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) for an extensive drilling program in the Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) area. TML had planned to start the drilling work as early as next week. Everyone in the…

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Time to nail the coffin shut on the Taseko mine on Tsilhqot’in land

By Andrea Palframan / June 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Time to nail the coffin shut on the Taseko mine on Tsilhqot’in land

The Tsilhqot’in Nation is in court this week to challenge drilling permits issued to Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) by the outgoing BC government during their last days in office in 2017.  As a crowd of supporters stood in a circle on the courthouse steps the morning of June 25th with Tsilhqot’in elders and Councillor Loretta Williams,…

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Tsilhqot’in win in Federal Court!

By Andrea Palframan / December 5, 2017 / Comments Off on Tsilhqot’in win in Federal Court!

Have you heard? The Federal Court just dismissed Taseko’s last-ditch attempt to overturn the federal rejection of their doomed “New Prosperity” mine at Teztan Biny (Fish Lake)! We are grateful to everyone who donated, organized and attended rallies in support of this case. RAVEN has a long history with the Tsilhqot’in.  Since our inception in…

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Packed house(s) for Tsilhqot’in fundraisers bring hope to the campaign to save Fish Lake

By Andrea Palframan / February 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Packed house(s) for Tsilhqot’in fundraisers bring hope to the campaign to save Fish Lake

Many thanks to the individuals and businesses who came to hear the wonderful speakers and view the film presentation about the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s legal defence against Taseko Mines. Thanks to everyone who attended and donated to the Loonie-toonie raffle and the Silent Auction, we raised over $15,000 towards the legal challenge! Particular thanks to  ‘I…

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Take a stand for Indigenous Rights: Vancouver and Victoria Tsilhqot’in Events

By Andrea Palframan / January 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Take a stand for Indigenous Rights: Vancouver and Victoria Tsilhqot’in Events

The Tsilhqot’in Nation is back in court and needs your help to fend off the latest Taseko legal tactic. Please join the Tsilhqot’in National Government, RAVEN, the Wilderness Committee, Amnesty International, the Council of Canadians, Friends of Nemaiah Valley and Sierra Club BC at these fundraising events to support the Tsilhqot’in legal defence against Taseko Mines.   VANCOUVER: Tuesday, Jan…

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