Tahltan Council Emphasizes Importance Of Protecting Sacred Headwaters From Mining Developments In Northern BC
During this week Fortune Minerals Limited, a mining company that is publically traded on the TSX, has been holding Open Houses concerning its Arctos Anthracite mine project. The proposed project is located in Tahltan Territory in an area known as the Klappan sacred headwaters, and is currently in the Province’s environmental assessment process. The Klappan area is located in and around the pristine confluence of the Skeena, Nass and Stikine Rivers.
development – and our track record shows that. At the same time, there are values, interests, and places that must be preserved”, said Ms. McPhee. “I know Fortune Minerals is well aware of the deep importance of the Klappan – but it is important to remind all actors who might wish to use this area of what has been expressed by the Tahltan people.” In 2005 a Tahltan Elders and members protested exploration in the Klappan, which resulted in a number of arrests and court proceedings. Over the years, the Tahltan people have at various times pursued and implemented moratoriums on development throughout the Klappan.
Posted on September 21, 2012, in Mining and tagged Arctos Anthracite mine, Fortune Minerals, indian act band councils, Klappan sacred headwaters, Tahltan, Tahltan Central Council. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.