Tsilhqot’in

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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Tsilhqot’in Event in Victoria February 18th & Great News: Tsilhqot’in received right to be “Respondent” in Taseko Mines Judicial Review of “New” Prosperity Mine

By RAVEN / February 6, 2014 /

Hello RAVENers!To provide you an update on the Tsilhqot’in file we would like to share a victorious message from the Tsilhqot’in National Government:“We’re happy to report one more small victory in the ongoing struggle of the Tsilhqot’in people against the proposed New Prosperity Mine: on February 4, the Federal Court ordered Taseko Mines Limited to…

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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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Back Moving Forward

By RAVEN / September 12, 2013 /

Pulling off the emotional encumbrances of this past summer and getting back in the game! In June my father died.  It was relatively sudden and completely shocking.  It took me out of this intensive world of fundraising and awareness building for causes like Beaver Lake Cree Nation for quite some time.  Even when I tried…

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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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On the Tyranny and Tragedy of Government Ownership in Canada

By RAVEN / July 31, 2013 /

A guest post by Josef Kuhn, Naturalist-Ecologist-Elder (Thanks to Josef for submitting this blog, in the context of the current federal environmental review panel hearings into the fate of Teztan Biny/Fish Lake and the New Prosperity gold-copper mine proposal.) One of the principle areas of disrespect, distortion and dishonesty that I encountered when working as…

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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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TEN REASONS WHY THE NEW PROSPERITY PROPOSAL MUST BE REJECTED

By RAVEN / July 22, 2013 /

As the federal review panel conducts its public hearings for Taseko Mines Ltd.’s revised application to transform the pristine wilderness of the Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) area into a massive, low-grade, open pit mine, here are ten major reasons why this project should be firmly rejected yet again – this time once and for all.1.…

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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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