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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Granted Injunction

April 1, 2019 Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝilhqot’in Nation welcomes an injunction granted today by the B.C. Court of Appeal 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. The injunction prohibits TML from carrying out the drilling program […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201916 Views

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Injunction against New Prosperity mine drilling granted – Prince George Citizen

April 2, 2019 The Tsilhqot’in First Nation have scored at least a temporary victory in an ongoing back-and-forth fight in the courts against the New Prosperity mine. The BC Supreme Court has granted an injunction application by the Tsilhqot’in that will prevent Taseko Mines (TSX:TKO) from doing exploratory drilling – drilling that was just last […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201929 Views

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Tsilhqot’in To Hold Water and Drum Ceremony on steps of BC Court of Appeal – My Cariboo Now

Mar. 21st, 2019 The Tsilhqot’in Nation will be in Vancouver to mark World Water Day and their fight to protect their land. The Tsilhqot’in Nation and other First Nation Chiefs will be holding a water and drum ceremony Friday morning before entering the BC Court of Appeal seeking an injunction to halt drilling for Taseko […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201945 Views

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Statement from the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard in regards to the ‘Namgis and Morton Court Decision

March 12, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Government of Canada has completed its review of the February 4, 2019 Federal Court ‘Namgis decision. We will not be appealing. The court found that Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO’s) current policies set the threshold for “harm” to wild stocks too high and should be revisited. The court […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201923 Views

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Tsilhqot’in Nation Disappointed at BC Court of Appeal Decision

Williams Lake, BC: The Thlhqot’in Nation is disappointed by the BC Court of Appeal’s decision to allow an exploratory drilling permit at Te2tan Biny (Fish Lake) and surrounding area. The permit approves an extensive drilling, road building and excavation program by TML that purports to advance its rejected New Prosperity Mine project. The permit authorizes […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201926 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach (Ottawa, ON) – Following the introduction of federal legislation on Indigenous child welfare today in Parliament, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said that First Nations children are the first priority […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 201931 Views

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First nations get win in ongoing legal battle with RioTinto Alcan – Prince George Citizen

February 20, 2019 The stakes have been upped in an ongoing legal battle between two north-central B.C. first nations and RioTinto Alcan over the diversion of water out of the Nechako River. In a decision issued January 30, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Nigel Kent granted the Saik’uz and Stellat’en first nations permission to seek a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201930 Views

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Beaver Lake Cree Nation to argue key motion in massive treaty case

From February 19 to February 21, Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Treaty No. 6 will be in court arguing a key motion whose outcome may well decide the fate of a massive Treaty challenge the Nation launched in 2008. WireService.ca Media Release (02/14/2019) Edmonton, AB on Treaty No. 6 Territory/Vancouver – From February 19 to February 21, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201939 Views

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Federal Court orders DFO to make new farmed salmon transfer policy – CBC

DFO policy was to skip testing for PRV virus when issuing licence for farmed fish transfers, releases Feb 05, 2019 The Federal Court has struck down a Department of Fisheries and Oceans policy on farmed salmon, after finding that the ministry was ignoring testing for a virus when issuing licences for the transfer or release […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 201934 Views

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Statement from the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard in regards to the Namgis Court Decision

February 4, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia – We take the duty to consult with Indigenous groups very seriously and the Government of Canada is engaging in meaningful consultation with Indigenous communities and stakeholders to form our policy decisions. The Government of Canada understands that a strong, science-based approach to regulating the aquaculture industry is essential and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201926 Views

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