Ts’ka7 Warriors Burn Down Imperial Metals Ruddock Creek Mine Bridge

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Fire handWarrior Publications received the following communique:
Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors deactivate Imperial Metals Ruddock Creek mine road.
International Statement, October 14, 2014

With much discussion with Elders Councils and around Sacred fires and ceremonies the Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors have acted out their collective responsibility and jurisdiction to and in the Ts’ka7 area by deactivating the Imperial Metals Ruddock Creek mine road.

Imperial Metals Corporation never asked for or received free, prior and informed consent to operate in Secwepemc Territory.  The Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine disaster, in the area known as Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe, the absolute destruction and devastation of our Territory has never been answered for.  No reparations have been made.    Instead Imperial Metals continues to force through another mine in our Territory while criminalizing the Klabona Keepers of the Tahltan Nation also exerting their jurisdictional and withholding consent from the same company.

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Warriors burn bridge, demand mining company behind Mount Polley toxic spill leave territory

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Rally in Vancouver on Aug 11, 2014, against Imperial Metals.

Rally in Vancouver on Aug 11, 2014, against Imperial Metals.

APTN National News, Oct 15, 2014
An Indigenous resistance group under the name of Secwepemc Ts’ka7 Warriors burned a bridge connected to a proposed British Columbia zinc and lead mine owned by the mining company now trying to clean up the Mount Polley environmental disaster, APTN National News has independently confirmed.

Ts’ka7 Warriors issued a statement Wednesday taking responsibility for torching a bridge at the Ruddock Creek Mine operation, of which Imperial Metals is the majority owner.

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Tahltan end blockade of Red Chris Mine

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Tahtlan, members of Secwepemc delegation and comrades from Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp blockade Red Chris Mine site, Sept 29, 2014.

Tahtlan, members of Secwepemc delegation and comrades from Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp blockade Red Chris Mine site, Sept 29, 2014.

Northwest B.C. mine blockade ends for now

Terrace Standard, Oct 15, 2014

A group of Tahltan and others who had been blocking access to the nearly-completed Red Chris copper mine owned by Imperial Metals have, for now, stopped their action.

The decision earlier this week followed the granting to Imperial Metals of an interim junction to stop the blockade and, as of Oct. 14, an enforcement order which could have resulted in the arrest of people at the blockade.

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Supreme Court Denies Injunction Against Tahltan Land Defenders

From the Klabona Keepers

avictory10363120_874883125863744_2918914525138691639_nToday – our spirits are high. In the Supreme Court this morning, a multi-million dollar mining corporation, Imperial Metals, was denied a permanent injunction against the Klabona Keepers. Although an interim injunction was granted, the enforcement order is being held over until October 14th allowing the court to be moved to Terrace so the Klabona Keepers’ youth and elders can attend and prepare for the hearing.

Ultimately, this is an incredible victory – not only for the Klabona Keepers, but for all Indigenous Nations connected by the water and the salmon. Our incredible allies from Secwepemc territory, Kanahus and Anushka, and Klabona Keeper, Loretta, overcame all odds in the colonial court today to seek justice.

As the sun shines down upon us at our Grandmothers’ fire – we celebrate. We feel the power in unity of grassroots indigenous peoples who are exercising traditional governance and customs in the face of state control and bureaucratization, who are opposing corporate development on their lands. We can not thank all of our supporters enough for standing with us today.
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Kinder Morgan Surveyor Office Blocked by ‘Pipeline’

From Murray Bush – Flux Photo/VMCamappipe1

VANCOUVER –  Activists installed a “pipeline” early this moring [Oct 7] in front of the downtown offices of McElhanney mapping. The adhoc group says the company was tageted for its part in surveying for the controversial Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion plan on Burnaby Mountain.

The group erected a pvc pipeline, complete with dripping ‘bitumen’ and notices to “Get off Burnaby Mountain.”

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