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.
A northern B.C. First Nation has banned a mining company from its lands as a bitter fight over a proposed coal mine escalates, again.
Tahltan Central Council president Annita McPhee says Fortune Minerals must not enter Tahltan Nation communities without permission from the Iskut and Tahltan bands.
Tahltan Elders protesting proposed Fortune Minerals coal mine in northwestern B.C.
CBC News/The Canadian Press, Sept 24, 2013
One day after Mines Minister Bill Bennett held a weekend visit at a First Nations protest site in northwestern B.C., 40 Tahltan members ordered workers at a nearby Fortune Minerals exploration camp to leave the area, considered sacred by aboriginals. Read the rest of this entry
Tahltan Elders protesting proposed coal mine in northwestern B.C.
Mines Minister Bill Bennett is expected to visit the site of a First Nations protest in northwestern B.C. tomorrow, as members of the Tahltan Nation accuse the government of reneging on a land management deal covering the headwaters of the Nass, Skeena and Stikine rivers. Read the rest of this entry