Category Archives: Mining

Northwest tribes unite against giant coal, oil projects

Maliseet First Nations ‘dismayed’ by Sisson Mine approval

Maliseet sisson mine mapNew Brunswick needed to accommodate aboriginal rights before approving EIA, says lawyer

CBC News, Dec 16, 2015

A lawyer representing the six Maliseet First Nations in New Brunswick says the communities are “dismayed” to hear the province has issued environmental impact assessment approval to the Sisson Mine project before concluding aboriginal accommodation discussions with them.

“It was sudden and in our view, it was premature,” said Dominique Nouvet in an interview on Information Morning Fredericton on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry

First Nation outraged by permit allowing Mount Polley tailing release


Contents from a tailings pond is pictured going down the Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. on August, 5, 2014. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

Mine responsible for 2014 environmental disaster granted permit to release effluent into Quesnel Lake

CBC News, Dec 2, 2015

Members of a B.C. First Nation are speaking out against the province for allowing the Mount Polley mine to drain effluent from a tailings pit into Quesnel Lake.

Secwepemc Nation spokesperson Kanahus Manuel is outraged by the province’s decision, and worried for the people who use Quesnel Lake. Read the rest of this entry

Community, First Nations leaders demand B.C. act to avert a second Mount Polley mine disaster

Local politicians and First Nation leaders are calling on the province to quickly avert another disaster at Mount Polley.They reacted angrily Sunday to news that recent heavy snow is pushing water levels to dangerous levels in a temporary containment pit. The pit was created to replace the tailings pond dam that collapsed in 2014.

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Yes to Mother Earth ~ No to Mining

Ancestral pride logo Colourby Ancestral Pride, Oct 17, 2015

Crow and I have been engaged in a battle with the mining giant Imperial Metals for almost a decade now. We have been beat up by cops, harassed by cops, targeted at rallies, and been fierce in our no compromise stance against any mining in our territory and definitely no mining our sacred mountain Chitaapi! Read the rest of this entry

Video: Was Sen. John McCain Run Off the Navajo Nation?

Navajo protesters look on as McCain's entourage flees. Photo: Indian Country Today.

Navajo protesters look on as McCain’s entourage flees. Photo: Indian Country Today.

by Indian Country Today, Aug 20, 2015

Reports, and a video, have surfaced claiming that protesters decrying the Oak Flat land grab and other disrespect to Indians allegedly perpetrated by John McCain ran his cavalcade off the Navajo Nation when he was there to celebrate Code Talkers Day on August 14.

“Water is life!” they changed in Navajo, waving banners painted with messages including “McCain = Indian Killer” and “McCain’s not welcome here.” Read the rest of this entry

Southern Ute Tribe Declares Disaster Over Mining Spill in Animas River

The Animas River, orange coloured as a result of contamination from gold mine waste water spill. Photo: CNN.

The Animas River, orange coloured as a result of contamination from gold mine waste water spill. Photo: CNN.

Indian Country Today, August 13, 2015

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe, the first to watch a 100-mile-long plume of toxic mining sludge flow through their reservation in the Animas River, has declared a state of local disaster.

“The cost and magnitude of responding to and recovery from the impact of the water contamination from the Gold King Mine Animas River Spill, caused by the EPA on August 5, 2015 is far in excess of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s available resources,” the tribe said in its declaration. Read the rest of this entry

Native Resistance to Canada’s Worst Mining Disaster – Mount Polley“>

by Kanahus Manuel, posted to Youtube Aug 1, 2015

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Mount Polley Disaster Memorial Gathering, August 4, 2015

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Video: Confront Mount Polley Permit

by Kanahus Manuel, published to Youtube on Jul 13, 2015

The Peoples confront the government of so-called british columbia after they issue a provincial “re-opening permit” to Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine. The Secwepemc Peoples have never given consent for Mount Polley to operate or reopen this mine at Yuct Ne Senxiymentkwe, in their unceded, unsurrendered Secwepemc Territory!

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