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Tŝilhqot'in sends mining company home

The Tŝilhqot’in Nation has been fighting to protect Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) for decades. While Taseko Mines' proposed open-pit copper and gold mine has been rejected twice at the federal level, the Liberal government granted permits for an exploratory drilling program — slated to start today — but the nation organized a peaceful protest and sent the construction team home.

First Nations share story of strength and survival with caribou herd saved from extinction

The Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations have been working to bring back the Klinse Za caribou herd from the brink of extinction. Five years after they started a maternal pen for pregnant mothers to raise their calves in a protected area, the mountain herd has gone from 16 animals to nearly 100. Caribou guardian Julian Napoleon said his people share the herd's story of strength and survival .

Once managing poverty, now managing wealth

“My girls' lives are going to be so different because of all this opportunity." Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Crystal Smith looks forward as she endures severe personal criticism over her community's participation in mutual benefit agreements with the Coastal GasLink and LNG Canada project to pipe and liquefy natural gas for export to Asian markets from the Northwest Pacific coast.

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