(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, Canada – November 7, 2011) The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs stands in solidarity and shares the anger and exasperation of the Tsilhqot'in Nation to the announcement of the failed Prosperity Mine proposal will yet be reviewed by another Panel Review.
"Taseko's New Prosperity Mine proposal is the slick re-packaging of a dead proposal. Taseko has simply applied more mortician's make-up to their already failed Prosperity Mine project proposal," said Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. "The so-called 'New Prosperity' project will still kill Teztan Biny and contaminate all adjacent watersheds."
Grand Chief Phillip stated, "Nothing has changed with the proposal but the opposition continues to increase, throughout British Columbia and Canada. The federal Cabinet should have seen the significant and irreversible impacts of this project and totally reject its development. What a waste of time, money and goodwill."
"The Union of BC Indian Chiefs will continue to stand in unity and solidarity with any and all First Nations defending their sacred lands, Indigenous Title, Rights and Treaty Rights" concluded Grand Chief Phillip.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Phone: (604) 684-0231
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