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Tsilhqot’in Fundraiser – Victoria
Wednesday, February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
We hope you can come to this fundraising event for the Tsilhqot’in legal case!! Suggested donation is $10 ~ no-one will be turned away for lack of funds. Donations gladly received throughout the evening. This event is wheelchair accessible and open to all.
This event will take place on unceded, traditional and ancestral Lekwungen and Coast Salish territories, and we are grateful to be able to offer this event here in support of Indigenous rights.
Confirmed speakers: Tsilhqot’in councillor Loretta Williams; Mining, Oil and Gas Manager, Tsilhqot’in National Government J.P. Laplante; Filmmaker Jeremy Williams; and Friends of Nemaiah Valley (FONV) founder, David Williams.
After winning a landmark title case in the Supreme Court of Canada, the Tsilhqot’in now find themselves back in court to protect Fish Lake (Teztan Biny), a sacred site of high cultural importance. This is wrong. Whatever it takes, however long it takes, Taseko must be shown that they cannot ride roughshod over First Nations’ rights, or attempt to exhaust their resources through endless court battles.
Starting January 30th Taseko Mines is in the Federal Court of Appeal, for the hearings of its two judicial reviews. Talk about a bad loser. This is the company’s last-ditch attempt to salvage the “New Prosperity” mine project. Both judicial reviews will be heard in Vancouver from January 30th – February 3rd.
RAVEN is proud to stand with the Tsilhqot’in once again as the Tsilhqot’in National Government, working alongside the communities of Xeni Gwet’in and Yunesit’in, appear in court as respondents.
We will be in the LOUNGE at St John’s.
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served.
Co-hosted with Tsilhqot’in National Government, Wilderness Committee- Victoria Office, Sierra Club BC and Friends of the Nemaiah Valley.