Category Archives: Mining
St. Mary’s, Tobique, Kingsclear, Oromocto, Madawaska chiefs respond to environmental assessment
By Alan White, CBC News, April 21, 2016
The chiefs of five Maliseet First Nations in New Brunswick are calling for the proposed Sisson mine project to be rejected because of its impact on Maliseet people.
The chiefs of Kingsclear, Madawaska, Oromocto, St. Mary’s and Tobique First Nations issued a statement on Thursday in reaction to a federal study that said the proposed mine would have a “significant” impact on several communities. Read the rest of this entry
Company admits the toxic discharges were unacceptable
CBC News, March 01, 2016
A judge in Rossland, B.C., has issued a $3.4-million fine to B.C. mining giant Teck for polluting the Columbia River.
The company admitted to discharging elevated levels of toxins such as ammonia and cadmium from its zinc and lead smelter in Trail, B.C., over about 16 months ending last February. Read the rest of this entry
by Josh Massey, Terrace Standard, Feb 25, 2016
A court injunction sought against Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day and Tahltan First Nation elders for allegedly blocking a mining outfit from drilling in a culturally sensitive area near Telegraph Creek has been dismissed.
The B.C. Supreme Court injunction was sought by a mining exploration company called Doubleview after Day, another Tahltan representative and several Tahltan elders descended by helicopter onto the camp located 50 kilometres east of Telegraph Creek on July 7, 2015 asking the company to stop drilling. Read the rest of this entry
By Lynda V. Mapes,January 16, 2016 (Updated January 19, 2016)
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New 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
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