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Tahltan Nation’s proactive stance with UNDRIP – Canadian Mining Journal

B.C. First Nation’s position on exploration and mining on its territory

The Tahltan Nation supports mineral exploration and mining projects in most portions of the territory, but such activities must be socially responsible, have robust environmental mitigations in place and contribute to the well-being of the Tahltan people through a series of commitments and benefits that respect our collective title and rights.

The Tahltan Nation is proud of our longstanding history of being a mining people, but this was always predicated on preserving the integrity of our territory by safeguarding our borders and ensuring we were proper stewards of our homeland.

For millennia, Tahltans have fought for the control over every square kilometre of our territory. Why? The existence of those who came before us depended on the bounty that our territory yields – water, fish, wildlife, minerals and other natural resources that allow us to thrive.

Read More: http://www.canadianminingjournal.com/features/tahltan-nations-proactive-stance-with-undrip/

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