RAVEN - Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

Geographical Scale: A Key Consideration in Assessment of Economic ‘Development’ Impacts on Our Eco-systems

Guest post by Josef Kuhn, Naturalist-Ecologist-Elder   I was prompted to write this blog piece by David Suzuki and Faisal Moola’s posting “Big Picture Thinking Required to Protect Nature” on the Suzuki Foundation web site. Big picture thinking is certainly needed, but it is equally important to document the cumulative impacts of human activity, existing and...
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Time for Federal Government to Listen: Taseko Mines Ltd.’s “Dead Mine Walking” Must be Rejected Again

Williams Lake, B.C. July 21, 2013: The Tsilhqot’in Nation is preparing today to participate in the Public Hearings for the controversial “New” Prosperity Mine proposal, and is calling on the Federal government to listen to community members, scientists and the public who are condemning this proposal for what it is: an environmental and cultural disaster that cannotproceed.The...
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You Can Help! Attend or Write in to Share Your Opposition to the New Prosperity Mine In July/August 2013!

From the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency website: http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/document-eng.cfm?document=90288 News Release: Review Panel Announces Public Hearing for Proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project OTTAWA – June 20, 2013 – The Federal Review Panel for the proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project today announced that the environmental impact statement (EIS) along with the additional information submitted by the...
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Assembly of First Nations Supports Tsilhqot’in Nation Position on Federal Review Panel Hearings on Proposed New Prosperity Mine Project

June 28, 2013:(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo issued a statement today to support the Tsilhqot’in Nation regarding the upcoming Federal Review Panel hearings on the proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project:“The Assembly of First Nations fully supports the Tsilhqot’in Nation in asserting their inherent Indigenous rights to have...
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PRESS RELEASE: 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 announcement that Panel Hearings for the New Prosperity Mine proposal will commence in 30 days, amidst continued controversy over Taseko Mines Ltd.’s refusal to provide critical information directly requested by the Panel. Concerns raised by the Panel include whether the project would...
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Canadian artists ante up on World Environment Day – add their voices in support of Beaver Lake Cree Nation

ARTISTS IN TORONTO LAUNCH SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT FOR BEAVER LAKE CREE ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAYJune 5, 2013: Some of Canada’s most renowned musicians, film makers, and cultural workers are joining forces to contribute to an international movement supporting the Beaver Lake Cree in their legal battle to stop the expansion of the tar sands.“To violate our...
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