he Tahltan Band Council last week introduced new rules for permission to use the only road into the Tahltan community of Telegraph Creek, in British Columbia, after a series of close calls and mishaps on the road.
A group of Tahltan elders have set up a blockade of Imperial Metals' Red Chris Mine.
The action by the Klabona Keepers is in response to the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach that leaked mining waste into Hazeltine Creek and into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. Aug. 5, resulting in a drinking water ban and state of emergency in that area.
Lasst summer, a group of athlete-activists called Beyond Boarding spent time roaming the B.C. countryside learning about resource expansion and filming a documentary.
The film, titled Northern Grease, culminated with the group spending six weeks with members of the Tahltan Nation in their traditional lands known as the Sacred Headwaters, and documented a group called the Klabona Keepers and its fight against resource expansion in B.C.'s north.
We are pleased to announce a brand-new Tahltan Nation website called “Hodudehi” which means, “let’s talk” in our Tahltan Language. - See more at: http://tahltan.org/news/hodud%C4%93hi-lets-talk-join-conversation#sthash.Ya1yeKKr.dpuf
Check out the September (Ihta'igēdza'e) issue of our newsletter, including articles about TCC and Tahltan Band election results, Congratulating Tahltan Graduates, Tahltan Country Music Jam, Red Chris Update, Honouring Wenda Day and Lizzie Edzerza - plus so much more!