Chief Roger William

Celebrating with the Tsilhqot’in!! A great way to spend a weekend!

By RAVEN / July 6, 2014 /

“If we lose, we’re not a culture, not a people…Losing is not an option for us.”  Chief Roger William uttered these prophetic words back in 2002, during filming of the documentary Wild Horses, Unconquered People about the Xeni Gwet’in’s now legendary legal challenge for title to Tsilhqot’in land.   This past weekend I was privileged to be invited…

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New Prosperity Mine EA Report Worse than 2010 Version that led to a “Scathing” Rejection

By RAVEN / November 1, 2013 /

It’s out – the CEAA Panel report on Taseko’s New Prosperity Mine.  Here are sample headlines: Canada panel says revised Taseko mine plan may harm environment – ReutersNew Prosperity mine would have ‘adverse environmental effects,’ panel finds – CBCFirst Nations declare victory against Taseko’s BC mine – CBCThe CEAA Executive Summary   And here is a Quick Selection of Panel Report Key FindingsHere’s…

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Backgrounder: Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia and Canada

By RAVEN / September 11, 2013 /

If you have been trying to sort out the difference between the Prosperity mine and the ongoing William vs BC rights and title case, here’s a primer on the latter. ¬¬¬On November 7, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada is scheduled to hear the historic appeal of the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s Aboriginal title case.This litigation started over two…

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Saving Fish Lake Fundraising Campaign – We’re Half-Way There But Time is Short!!!

By RAVEN / July 25, 2013 /

As you are no doubt aware, the federal environmental review panel hearings are under way in WIlliams Lake, British Columbia over the fate of Teztan Biny/Fish Lake. Time is short, so we’re cutting to the chase.  The experts needed to testify on behalf of the Tsilhqot’in – with evidence that will convince the independent panel…

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Gathering Steam…. updates on BLCN and Fish Lake

By RAVEN / April 9, 2013 /

Some important developments in both our key programs to share with you.  For both, we currently have a bit of time to raise the funds that will be needed.  It’s the pause that refreshes, so to speak.BEAVER LAKE CREE MOVE TOWARDS TRIAL DATEIn the category of “Patience is a virtue,” we bring you this update. …

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New Prosperity Mine application found deficient again

By RAVEN / March 28, 2013 /

Tsilhqot’in Chiefs: company should fold up their tent and move onMarch 28, 2013, Tsilhqot’in Territory: Today the Tsilhqot’in Chiefs responded to the announcement by the Federal Review Panel for Taseko Mines Ltd.’s controversial “New” Prosperity Mine proposal that the company’s application remains deficient.  The Panel has issued a second deficiency statement and once again refused…

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You have until March 16th to have your say on the Taseko mine proposal.

By RAVEN / March 5, 2013 /

Taseko Mines would do well to remember the warnings of the Ides of March.  In resubmitting its environmental impact statement for its “New Prosperity” mine plan, following the scathing comments and dozens of revisions requested by various government departments, the company appears to assume all is well and that they will once again march forward…

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