Category Archives: Mining

Video of Tahltan blockade against Imperial Metals Red Chris Mine

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Tahtlan blockade Imperial Metals’ Red Chris Mine

Tahtlan, members of Secwepemc delegation and comrades from Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp blockade Red Chris Mine site, Sept 29, 2014.

Tahtlan, members of Secwepemc delegation, and comrades from Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp blockade Red Chris Mine site, Sept 29, 2014.

from Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp, Sept 29, 2014

On Day 56 of the disaster we are burning. The sacred fire lit by the Secwepemc women on August 18th 2014 at the Imperial Metals Mount Polley Mine site has spread, is spreading.

We spend the morning at the Klabona Keepers hunting blockade finalizing plans and then acting them out. It’s time. After our presentation and meeting on Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine, the Klabona Keepers, the Tahltan elders come to a consensus decision. Now is the time to mobilize. Read the rest of this entry

Imperial Metals Vancouver office vandalized

The building that houses Imperial Metals, located at 580 Hornby Street in Vancouver, BC, vandalized with graffiti.

The building that houses Imperial Metals, located at 580 Hornby Street in Vancouver, BC, vandalized with graffiti warning of another potential mining disaster at the Red Chris mine in northern BC.

Webinar on Indigenous Resistance to the Mount Polley Mining Disaster

Mount Polley webinar

Tahltan shut down northern B.C. drilling site

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Tahltan Blackhawk Drill Takeover

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/105731516″>Blackhawk Drill Takeover</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/beyondboarding”>BeyondBoarding</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>

On the evening of September 8th, the Klabona Keepers, an organization of Tahltan elders and families from Iskut, British Columbia, occupied and shut down a Black Hawk Drill Pad. The drill pad is 4km east of highway 37, and one of seven different exploration sites.

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Mount Polley mine tailings spill nearly 70 per cent bigger than first estimated

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Secwepemc establish checkpoint and camp to monitor Mount Polley disaster

Mount polley secwepemc camp 2Press Release from Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp, August 21, 2014

The Secwepemc have established a monitoring checkpoint and encampment at the entrance of the Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine where, on August 4th 2014, the largest environmental disaster in British Columbia’s history unfolded as the damn to the mine’s tailings pond broke and unleashed 2.5 billion gallons of contaminated water and 4.5 million cubic metres of metals laden silt into Hazeltine Creek, Polley Lake and Quesnel Lake on the way to the Fraser River Watershed. Read the rest of this entry

Wet’suwet’en Couple Raising a Child at a Tailings Pond Blockade

Moly and Cody prep salmon at the Unist'ot'en Camp. All photos via the author.

Moly and Cody prep salmon at the Unist’ot’en Camp. All photos via the author.

By Michael Toledano, Vice,

Molly Wickham and Cody Merriman are raising their three-year old son at a tailings pond blockade on unsurrendered indigenous land. The family has just moved into a cabin that overlooks a pristine body of water, known to the government of British Columbia as McBride Lake and to the native Gitdumden Clan as Lhudis Bin. Nanika Mines, proposing to dig molybdenum out of Nanika Mountain, seeks to turn one end of Lhudis Bin into a tailings pond—a permanent holding pool for toxic waste. Read the rest of this entry

First Nation aims to evict Imperial Metals over Mount Polley tailings spill

Neskonlith Indian Band says Imperial Metals ‘failed to properly protect land and water in our territory’

The Canadian Press/CBC,  Aug 13, 2014

Rally in Vancouver on Aug 11, 2014, against Imperial Metals.

Rally in Vancouver on Aug 11, 2014, against Imperial Metals.

A First Nations band in British Columbia has issued an eviction notice to the company that owns the Mount Polley tailings pond, which spilled millions of cubic metres of waste in the Cariboo region.

The Neskonlith are urging Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) to leave their land, which is in the Thompson Okanagan region, about 48 kilometres east of Kamloops near the village of Chase. Read the rest of this entry

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