Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

August 21, 2013 09:00 ET

Media Advisory - Solidarity Gathering in Downtown Vancouver to Support Tahltan Opposition to Fortune Minerals

Supporters stand in solidarity against Fortune Minerals' plans to build an open-pit coal mine in the Sacred Headwaters.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 21, 2013) - Attention News Editors -

Media are invited to a solidarity gathering in support of the Tahltan people and their struggle against Fortune Minerals' plans to build an open-pit coal mine in the Sacred Headwaters of Northern British Columbia.

Currently, the Tahltan have a protest camp in the Sacred Headwaters, and a group of Elders recently served an eviction notice to Fortune Minerals, informing the company that it was trespassing on Tahltan territory. So far, the company has refused to leave.

Participants of the gathering can sign cards and letters of support that will be sent to the Tahltan protest camp as an action of support and solidarity.

Speakers:

Jerilynn Webster, Nuxalk/Cayuaga Nations

Laurin Sutherland, Tahltan community liaison

Steven Standing Wolfpaw Kakinoosit

What:

First Nations speakers and strong visuals for the ongoing Tahltan / Fortune Minerals story (posters and banners)

When: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Corner of Robson and Hornby streets near the rear entrance to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Coast Salish Territories.

Contact Information

  • Hannah Campbell
    Gathering Organizer
    778 988 1773