Secwepmcw Warrior Women occupy Mount Polley!!

Secwepemc disaster monitoring checkpoint and encampment at the entrance of the Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine.

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Update from the camp as of Aug. 21:

Today on the 3rd day of our Sacred Fire and the 16th day after the disaster, we were blessed by the welcoming of the sun and by a deer visiting us at our camp. The traffic of heavy haul trucks never stopped and continued all night long. Residents of Likely continue to visit the camp with their deep concerns and prayers for the water, as well as their complaints about the Mount Polley mine operations current and past. Continue reading

Wet’suwet’en Couple Raising a Child at a Tailings Pond Blockade

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Moly and Cody prep salmon at the Unist'ot'en Camp. All photos via the author.

Moly and Cody prep salmon at the Unist’ot’en Camp. All photos via the author.

By Michael Toledano, Vice,

Molly Wickham and Cody Merriman are raising their three-year old son at a tailings pond blockade on unsurrendered indigenous land. The family has just moved into a cabin that overlooks a pristine body of water, known to the government of British Columbia as McBride Lake and to the native Gitdumden Clan as Lhudis Bin. Nanika Mines, proposing to dig molybdenum out of Nanika Mountain, seeks to turn one end of Lhudis Bin into a tailings pond—a permanent holding pool for toxic waste.

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Secwepemc protest Imperial Metals and company’s ties with government

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Tahltan call for blockade of Imperial Metals mine in wake of Mt. Polley disaster

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Tahltan Klabona Keepers during blockade of Fortune Minerals mine, 2013.

Tahltan Klabona Keepers during blockade of Fortune Minerals mine, 2013.

Water-use ban remains in effect until further testing, official says

LIKELY — A group of Tahltan First Nation elders is adding to the opposition of mining projects in British Columbia following the Mount Polley tailings-dam failure calling for a blockade today of the Red Chris mine project near Iskut in the far northwest.

Red Chris, a $500-million copper gold mine under construction, and the Mount Polley mine north are both owned by Imperial Metals Corp. and the elders, under the name the Klabona Keepers, issued an advisory calling for the action “in response to the (Mount Polley Mine) disaster and our serious concerns over (Red Chris Mine).

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Another Enbridge Line 9 Blockade

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Line 9 construction blockade in Innerkip, Ontario
Line 9 construction blockade in Innerkip, Ontario. Photos from Dam Line 9.

Another construction site along Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline has been occupied this morning – at least the third in three weeks – and this time protestors are planning to stay. Continue reading

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