How You Can Help

Fish Lake (Teztan Biny)
Fish Lake (Teztan Biny)

 Your Voice Can Help Protect Our Homeland!

Please join us to protect Teztan Biny, Yanah Biny, Nabas and the Fraser headwaters, and this rare cultural and wilderness refuge in the heart of Tsilhqot’in Nen (land). Help ensure our cultural survival, protection for the sources of everyone’s water, and the spawning grounds for salmon which are an important economic driver for all of B.C.

1) Participate in the Federal Review Panel Hearings

You can write a letter to the Panel expressing your opposition to the mine proposal.  Every letter is considered by the Panel as it reviews the proposed Project.

    • New Prosperity Review Panel c/o Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
      Panel Manager, Livain Michaud, 160 Elgin St., 22nd Floor, Place Bell Canada
      Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3 Tel: 1-866-582-1884 or Fax: 613-957-0941
      Email: newprosperityreview@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

You can also participate directly in the upcoming hearings which are expected to occur in 2013 in Williams Lake, B.C.  Stay tuned for dates and locations.  To receive regular updates from the Panel, send an e-mail and ask to be added to their ‘interested party’ list and request to participate in the hearings.

2) Donate

It is always a challenge to secure the resources we urgently need to defend our homelands and waters.  Consider donating to the Tsilhqot’in National Government via this Paypal link.  All donations will be used directly to fund the Tsilhqot’in struggle to preserve Teztan Biny, Yanah Biny, Nabas and the Fraser headwaters.

3) Bring the discussion to your hometown

The protection of Teztan Biny, Nabas and Yanah Biny is in all British Columbian’s and Canadian’s interests.  Consider hosting your own event to raise awareness or sharing this website and Facebook Fanpage with your friends.

4) Subscribe for Regular Updates

You can get regular updates.  Please see the Contact Us page for more information.

5) Call and write Your Political Representatives

Get on the horn!  In the age of the internet, try something different.  Call someone’s office, give them your name, hometown and phone number, and ask them to write down your questions and call back with the answers.  No response?  Call again!  For provincial politicians, tell them that this is an election issue for you.

Or, write a letter or e-mail expressing your opposition to the mine proposal and support for the Tsilhqot’in.   You may also wish to commend the B.C. NDP for their position against the mine proposal.

Some suggested recipients include:

    • Prime Minister Stephen Harper
      House of Common, Ottawa ON K1A 0A6
      Tel: 613-992-4211
      Email: stephen.harper@parl.gc.ca
    • B.C. Premier Christy Clark
      West Annex, Parliament Buildings
      Victoria BC V8V 1X4
      Tel: 250-387-1715
      Email: premier@gov.bc.ca
    • Federal Minister of Environment, Peter Kent
      House of Commons Ottawa ON K1A 0A6
      Tel: 613-992-0253
      Email: peter.kent@parl.gc.ca
    • B.C. Minister of Environment Terry Lake
      Room 112 Parliament Buildings
      Victoria BC V8V 1X4
      Tel: 250-387-1187
      Email: terry.lake.mla@leg..bc.ca
    • B.C. NDP Leader Adrian Dix
      Room 201 Parliament Buildings
      Victoria BC V8V 1X4
      Tel:250-387-3655
      Email: adrian.dix.mla@leg.bc.ca

 

Lower Taseko Lake from the air (Teztan Biny and watershed are located in top right corner of image)

Lower Taseko Lake from the air (Teztan Biny and watershed are located in top right corner of image)