May. 6/14 Volcano and McLymont Creek revenue sharing agreements reached & renewed funding for SCWG In 2011, the Tahltan Nation, BC Hydro and the Province signed the Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) Negotiation Framework Agreement, opening the region and the Tahltan traditional territory to increased economic development. It is estimated that electrification of the Northwest from […]
Vancouver, November 2, 2010—The Tahltan Central Council applauds today’s Federal government decision to deny the environmental permit for Taseko’s Prosperity Mine project. Earlier today, the government of Canada announced that the proposed project, near Williams Lake, would not be granted federal authorizations due to concerns about the significant adverse environmental effects of the project. This project, if approved, would have destroyed Teztan Biny, also known as Fish Lake, a pristine natural habitat revered by the Tsilhqot’in First Nations.
Dease Lake, October 12, 2010—Next week, the Tahltan people and invited guests will gather in Telegraph Creek to commemorate the centenary of the Declaration of the Tahltan Tribe. On October 18, 1910, Tahltan leaders, in unity with 22 interior British Columbia tribes, signed the Declaration of the Tahltan Tribe, giving notice to the Government that the Tahltan people did not surrender their rights and title.
“The Declaration of the Tahltan Tribe is the pride of our people. Our 100th anniversary celebration will honour our ancestors who had the foresight to defend the rights of Tahltan people immemorial,” says Annita McPhee, Chair of the Tahltan Central Council. “This gathering will reassert the sovereign right to our land and resources and help us to strengthen our resolve to protect the independence of the Tahltan Nation.”
Dease Lake, August 16, 2010–Today the Tahltan Wildlife Committee and the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment announced a number of wildlife regulation changes to address concerns about moose hunting in Tahltan traditional Territory. The Agreement develops a collaborative moose management program, including a moose inventory within the territory, a shortened hunting season and game checks at the Ealue Lake Road and the Stikine Boat launch.
May 28th, 2010 Vancouver BC – Today, the Tahltan Nation announced it has signed a landmark impact benefit agreement (IBA) with Coast Mountain Hydro LP, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of AltaGas Income Trust (AltaGas) for the Forest Kerr run-of-river hydroelectric project, sited in Tahltan Traditional Territory in northwest BC. The agreement comprises a combination of environmental protections, cultural resource protections and economic participation for the Tahltan Nation.
Dease Lake, British Columbia: The Tahltan Nation responded positively to a request from Minister Penner to send his Assistant Deputy Minister to Tahltan Territory to seek a resolution of the wildlife management issues in Tahltan Territory, and to meet with the Minister after that to address any outstanding issues. The meeting with the Assistant Deputy Minister is being planned for October 21, and with the Minister during the week of October 26.
Vancouver, September 22, 2009 – The Tahltan Central Council (TCC) is in emergency talks with its membership regarding protection of the moose population in Tahltan Territory. In response to a communication received from by the Province last week indicating the Ministry of Environment will not act this season to protect moose populations within Tahltan territory from overhunting, Tahltan members have taken direct action by blockading the Klappan Road.
Vancouver, September 16, 2009 – The Tahltan Central Council (TCC) welcomes today’s announcement from Prime Minister Harper, Minister Baird and the federal government of up to $130 million toward construction of the proposed Northwest Transmission Line.