Indigenous Success Stories

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The Tŝilhqot’in Nation

May 14, 2020

The Tŝilhqot’in Nation – is celebrating the Supreme Court of Canada’s denial of Taseko Mines Limited’s (TML) application to appeal the rejection of the New Prosperity Mine proposal by the Government of Canada in 2014. New Prosperity Mine threatened a sacred area of profound cultural importance to the Tŝilhqot’in peoples, with a destructive open pit gold and copper mine that did not have the consent of the Tŝilhqot’in Nation.
We look forward to turning our focus and energy to supporting responsible economic projects in appropriate areas of our Territory, as we move towards building a regional economy that respects our culture, our spirituality and our Aboriginal Rights and Title. BC should finally recognize the importance of this area to the Tŝilhqot’in and support the Dasiqox Nexwagwezʔan. The Nation should never have to face the burden of an industrial threat to this sacred area ever again.” Chief Joe Alphonse, Tribal Chairman, Tŝilhqot’in National Government: