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VIDEO: Blue Gold: The Tsilhqot’in Fight for Teztan Biny (Fish Lake)

The Victoria Times Colonist reports that, “RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) is a charitable organization that provides financial resources to assist Aboriginal Nations within Canada in lawfully forcing industrial development to be reconciled with their traditional ways of life…”

“(They have) produced a documentary film, Blue Gold, the Tsilhqot’in Fight for Teztan Biny (Fish Lake)… The film looks at Taseko Mines Ltd.’s proposed ‘Prosperity’ mine that would see Fish Lake (Teztan Biny), Little Fish Lake (Naba) and the surrounding area destroyed as they gain access to the gold and copper reserves in the earth.”

“Recent changes in the Fisheries Act allow for the destruction of freshwater bodies in Canada. Once added to Schedule 2, lakes and rivers lose the protections of the Fisheries Act and are allowed to be used as toxic dumpsites for metal mining corporations.”

To watch the 40-minute video ‘Blue Gold, the Tsilhqot’in Fight for Teztan Biny (Fish Lake)’ on-line, go to http://www.raventrust.com/projects/fishlaketeztanbiny/video-bluegold.html.

The Victoria Times Colonist article is at http://www.timescolonist.com/Blue+Gold/2631324/story.html.

The Council of Canadians encourages you to sign the on-line petition to defend Teztan Biny at http://www.protectfishlake.ca/petition.php.