My name is Annita McPhee. I am a member of the Tahltan Nation, and President of the Tahltan Central Council, which is a governing body of the Tahltan People. I am pleased to make this presentation to Professor James Anaya, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, on behalf of the Tahltan People.
This sourcebook grew out of the exhibit Mehodihi: Well-Known Traditions of Tahltan People, which opened on October 18, 2003 at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA). It is the first ever Tahltan exhibit! Mehodihi means “Well-Known” in the Tahltan language.
Tahltan Nation Shared Decision-making Agreement is a government-to-government agreement between the Province and Tahltan Nation, signed on March 14, 2013. It establishes a collaborative framework for ongoing land and resource decision-making in Tahltan traditional territory in northwest B.C. Encompassing 90,000 square kilometers, the territory includes many environmentally and culturally significant areas.
The Socio-Cultural Working Group is devoting sustained attention and resources to the challenge of revitalizing our Tahltan language. There are less than 30 fluent speakers remaining. But an exciting plan is in place to reverse this trend.
The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course is an entry-level introduction to emergency medicine. This course provides training that students require in order to gain employment as an Emergency Medical Responder.
Members of the Tahltan nation began blockading a road which leads to the site of Fortune Minerals’ proposed open pit coal mine last night as Tahltan Central Council (TCC) leaders prepared for talks with Government this afternoon.