Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – First Nations leaders gathered this week in North Vancouver for the First Nations Summit Chiefs’ Assembly have passed a resolution urging the federal government to reject the Taseko Ltd. Prosperity Mine proposal.

The unanimous resolution states: Therefore Be It Resolved

  1. That the First Nations Summit Chiefs in Assembly, including the Esketemc of the Northern Secwepemc and the Tsilhqot’in Nation, support the New Democratic Party’s request that a Standing Committee be established to address the impacts of the Prosperity mine and appointed to address Cabinet.
  2. The First Nations Summit Chiefs in Assembly fully support the efforts of First Nations to protect their lands of profound cultural and spiritual value to its peoples from the proposed prosperity Copper-Gold mine, and will stand behind First Nations in defense of these lands regardless of the decision made by the Federal Government.