Tsilhqot’in Nation accuses the B.C. government of acting illegally, back in court to protect land – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 2019201 Views

July 16, 2019

The Tsilhqot’in Nation in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia’s interior is back in court Tuesday.

The nation is fighting a decades long battle against Taseko Mines Ltd (TML).

“We have no choice but to stand up against Taseko,” says Chief Joe Alphonse.

“The B.C. government sure isn’t doing anything so we have to.”

The Vancouver based mining company is pursuing an injunction against the Tsilhqot’in for exploratory drilling.

On July 2, Tsilhqot’in Chiefs and community members turned back contractors from accessing Taseko’s permitted drilling area.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/07/16/tsilhqotin-nation-accuses-the-b-c-government-of-acting-illegally-back-in-court-to-protect-land/

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