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Tsilhqot’in Mass Dance Ceremony opposes ‘New Prosperity’ mine

Yesterday afternoon, Tsilhqot’in community members and their supporters gathered outside the Vancouver Art Gallery for a mass ceremony with traditional and modern song and mass dance performance. They then made their way to Taseko Mine’s office at 1040 West Georgia Street.

Ceremony outside Taseko Mine office

The action was another assertion by the Tsilhqot’in and the public against Taseko Mine’s ‘New Prosperity’ copper and gold mine proposed in the heart of Tsilhqot’in territory.

Our Pacific regional organizer Harjap Grewal was present for this gathering.

Grewal says, “The mine proposal has been scathingly rejected twice by two independent federal review panels and is now awaiting a federal government decision. Deliberations over the mine proposal have become a national issue as a test of the federal government’s willingness to accept the advice of its own scientists as well as respecting the rights of indigenous communities opposed to the mine.”

And he notes that when he saw the CEO of Taseko Mines yesterday he invited him to listen to the Tsilhqot’in, but the executive refused to do so.

Please take a moment to express your opposition to the mine through this action alert.

Photo by Harjap Grewal.