Tahltan protection camp threatened by police eviction
by Klabona Keepers, October 5, 2016
“During the residential schools, they took the children away from the land. Now, they take the land away from the children”
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On Wednesday Oct 5th, 2016, the RCMP arrived at the Wildlife Management Camp at Ealue Lake Road and served us a court order. The WM camp is set up to restrict residential hunting of moose, caribou and bears because of the low numbers.
Miners’ injunction denied
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
Talks continue after B.C. Rail buys coal licenses on Tahltan “sacred” ground
by Keven Drews and Dirk Meissner, Vancouver Observer/The Canadian Press, May 5th, 2015
VICTORIA — Sixty−one disputed licences to mine coal will be bought by a Crown corporation in an area of northwestern British Columbia consider sacred by First Nations, says Mines Minister Bill Bennett.The $18.3−million deal announced Monday will see the British Columbia Railway Company buy the licences in the Klappan area from Fortune Minerals (TSX:FT) and POSCO Canada.
The Klappan has been the site of protests and a bitter fight over resource extraction.