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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Dakelh Territory, Prince George. Today, Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli First Nations, both of which are members of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, filed for judicial review of B.C.’s decision to issue an Environmental Assessment Certificate for TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project. The decision to litigate was only arrived at by the Nations after they exhausted all other possible options to work with B.C. to ensure that their concerns about the Project’s impacts to their respective territories would be addressed.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Dakelh Territory, Prince George. On Friday, October 24, the BC Environmental Assessment Office issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate for TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project. This is an important milestone for the natural gas industry and the BC government. However, BC has stated publicly that this Project (and other proposed natural gas pipelines) will not go ahead without First Nation support. That support is not currently in place. CSTC and its member First Nations have outstanding concerns about the environmental impacts of the Project that have not been addressed. BC and TransCanada will need to address our concerns before CSTC and its member First Nations will be in a position to provide our required consent for this Project.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Dakelh Territory, Prince George. Last week the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) released reports to the BC Environmental Assessment Office and Minister Rich Coleman (Minister of Natural Gas Development) regarding the Coastal Gas Link Pipeline (a subsidiary company of TransCanada Pipelines). These reports form part of the CSTC’s efforts to understand the impacts from 5 different proposed natural gas pipelines that could cross unceded Carrier Sekani First Nations territories. While the Carrier Sekani are not against development, all parties must make informed decisions about how to ensure that development does not compromise current and future generations requirements for a healthy environment and meaningful cultural practices.
Friday, August 22, 2014
WILLIAMS LAKE – Testing continues on samples taken from Polley and Quesnel lakes.
Several fish have been tested and deep water-quality testing has occurred. The following
results are to be expected, given the location and pose no human health risk.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Mount Polley Mine Tailings Pond Breach– Fish Consumption Deemed Safe –
Following consultation and discussion with a number of agencies regarding the impacts of the Mount Polley Mine's tailings pond breach on the human health risks associated with eating fish, Interior Health’s Medical Health Officer (MHO) has deemed all fish outside of the revised August 12 “Do Not Use” water advisory as safe for human consumption. Individuals should refrain from consuming fish from the remaining impact zone, which includes Polley Lake, Hazeltine Creek, and a small portion of Quesnel Lake that has a visible sediment plume.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Canada, Mr. Greg Rickford announced today that the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines project can proceed based on the Joint Review Panel’s recommendations, subject to 209 conditions. The Harper government and Enbridge are wasting time and taxpayers money. The CSTC and the Yinka Dene Alliance (YDA) stand along with hundreds of First Nations, BC municipalities, and a majority of Canadian citizens opposing the Enbridge Northern Gateway project.
CSTC, Finesse Films and Other Partners Announcement: Premiere of “Highway of Tears” (2014) Documenta »
Monday, March 3, 2014
Lheidli T’enneh Territory/Prince George BC - The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) is pleased to Announce the world premiere of the documentary film “Highway of Tears” (2014) at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, a festival that showcases human rights cases from around world and is co-produced by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Human Rights Watch Canada. The film will debut on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:30 at the TIFF Bell Light box in Toronto.
Friday, February 28, 2014
CSTC Congratulates Tsilhqot’in Nation for Saving Teztan Biny: Taseko Mines proposal to kill fresh water lake denied federal approval
Friday, February 28, 2014
Some First Nations in B.C. are alarmed that they haven’t been involved in provincial government discussions around LNG tax levels, as Victoria lays the groundwork for the nascent LNG industry.
The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council says First Nations should receive a share of a new tax on liquefied natural gas the province expects to help feed a $100-billion prosperity fund.
The first details of the tax for the nascent industry were unveiled by Premier Christy Clark’s government last week.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Nadleh Whut'en Territory - Fraser Lake, BC, Canada - The Nadleh Whut'en First Nation is growing increasingly concerned and frustrated with the ongoing environmental impacts from the Endako mine, which is located west of Fraser Lake. There have been studies done that indicate that the Endako Mine is releasing chemicals into the local watersheds that have negative impacts to aquatic life. The BC Ministry of Environment and Environment Canada are aware of the situation at the Endako Mine and Nadleh Whut’en is seeking immediate remedies and solutions to improve this situation at the Endako Mine.