Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver, BC:  Last week, the British Columbia Supreme Court dismissed the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s legal challenge to halt Taseko Mine Ltd.’s (TML) extensive drilling and excavation program in Tsilhqot’in Title Territory throughout the Teztan Biny and Nabas region.  The BC First Nations Leadership Council strongly supports the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s call for the Provincial government to intervene and put an end to TML drilling work within these sites of great cultural and spiritual significance, and to find a permanent solution to this conflict over the future of the area.