Resources and Links

Tsilhqot’in National Government
The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) promotes the well-being of Tsilhqot’in communities in their traditional territories.  The Directors of TNG are the six Tsilhqot’in Chiefs.  TNG is actively involved in working with Xeni Gwet’in and Yunesit’in in the Federal Panel Review.

Teztan Biny Fanpage!
Show your support on Facebook.  Please ‘like’ this and share it with your friends.

Federal Review Panel Homepage & List of All Submissions
Important resource for new information and requesting participation in the Panel hearings.

Taseko Mines Ltd.’s 2012 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Important resource for understanding the proposed project.

Original Panel Homepage (2009/10) and Report (June 2010)
Important resource for understanding old proposal and the ‘scathing’ report issued by the original Panel.

Taseko Mines Ltd.’s 2009 EIS
Original proposal.

Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs
Largest B.C. First Nations political body and strong supporters of Tsilhqot’in efforts to protect Teztan Biny.  Chief Marilyn Baptiste is the Secretary-Treasurer of the UBCIC.  Resolutions in 2010 and 2011 calling for the rejection of the “New” and old Prosperity Mine can be found here.

Assembly of First Nations
The AFN and the British Columbia AFN are both strong supporters of Tsilhqot’in efforts to protect Teztan Biny.  AFN resolutions from 2010 and 2011 calling for the rejection of the “New”and old Prosperity proposal can be found here.

First Nations Summit
Provincial First Nations organization and also a strong supporter of Tsilhqot’in efforts.  A 2010 News Release and 2012 letter to Premier Christy Clark calling for the rejection of the proposed “New” Prosperity project can be found here.

United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
In February 2012, Chief Marilyn Baptiste presented a report from the Tsilhqot’in to the U.N. that focused on the human rights violations that could result from approval of the New Prosperity Mine Proposal.  The Tsilhqot’in Report to the U.N. and Press Release can be found here.

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
Canada has signed UNDRIP which represents minimum standards for the protection of Indigenous rights.  This includes the free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous peoples when extractive projects are being considered on their traditional lands.

First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining
Chief Marilyn Baptiste is a member of this advocacy group, which has lots of information on mining reform as well as news about Teztan Biny.

Fish Lake Alliance
Williams Lake-based public advocacy group fighting to protect Teztan Biny.

Williams Lake Chapter of the Council of Canadians
The local Chapter has been supporting Tsilhqot’in efforts since before the last hearings (2009/10).

Friends of Nemaiah Valley
Supports Xeni Gwet’in efforts to protect the Nemiah valley and its environs.

MiningWatch Canada
Canadian mining watchdog and supporter of Tsilhqot’in efforts.  MWC’s Taseko Mines Ltd. Investor Alert can be found here.

Friends of Fish Lake
100 Mile House (Cariboo Region) advocacy group for protection of Teztan Biny.

Save Fish Lake Facebook
Facebook Group

Keeping Watch: Prosperity Mine
Blog maintained by Bill Layton.

Wilderness Committee
Vancouver-based environmental group and supporters of Tsilhqot’in efforts.  Taseko Mines Ltd. have sued Wilderness Committee over statements made about the potential impacts of the project on Teztan Biny and its environs.  Their report on Teztan Biny can be found here.

R.A.V.E.N. Trust (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs)
Victoria-based non-profit supporting Tsilhqot’in efforts via fundraising for regulatory hearings and legal actions.  Also spearheaded Sue Smitten’s Blue Gold film released in 2010 about Teztan Biny.

Protect Fish Lake
News information website maintained by Wolfgang Zilker.

Sierra Club BC
B.C.-based environmental group calling for protection of Teztan Biny.

Amnesty International Canada
Human rights advocacy group who has had representatives speak in Williams Lake and Tsilhqot’in communities on the issue of extractive projects and potential violations of Indigenous peoples rights.

Cohen Commission Final Report
Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River.

Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance
Alliance of upper Fraser First Nations dedicated to fisheries conservation and scientific studies.