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"Yes we can - for the good of all people and the world - we must protect our waters - our most precious resource on earth -

Keep that beautiful picture in your heart, mind and soul
Keep the land, water, animals and future generations alive in your heart, mind and soul
Keep it above the rest, above the negative business -
Thank you all for keeping it above all else - see it, believe it and we will achieve it! "


(Past Chief Marilyn Baptiste)

Friends of the Nemaiah Valley

This is a land of great mountains and pristine lakes, of wild rivers and remote forests, of grizzlies and black bears, wolves and wild horses, of moose, deer, fur-bearers, fresh water fish and wild salmon.

It is also a land constantly under threat from inappropriate and destructive industrial development.

As a bulwark against these threats, FONV works to support and strengthen a rich First Nations culture that has lived sustainably within this ecosystem since time before memory. This culture has many of the elements that can help direct the larger, global society toward a path of sustainability and away from a path that threatens global survival. We encourage and support these positive elements through our educational and other initiatives in partnership with the Tsilhqot’in people of Xeni.

Our work is informed by the understanding that healthy societies and economies can develop and thrive only within healthy environments.

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Tsilhqot'in Title Case Makes History

"Held:  The appeal should be allowed and a declaration of Aboriginal title over the area requested should be granted. A declaration that British Columbia breached its duty to consult owed to the Tsilhqot’in Nation should also be granted". On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court ...

Posted by Admin. Saturday Jun 28, 2014 12:21
Categories: aboriginal, Title | Tags: court case, rights and title, Supreme Court


NO! to Proposed New Prosperity Mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW PROSPERITY MINE REJECTION - FEBRUARY 26, 2014 Today the Minister of the Environment, Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, issued a decision statement regarding the proposed New Prosperity Mine in British Columbia's Chilcotin district, concluding that “the New Prosperity Mine ...

Posted by Admin. Sunday Mar 02, 2014 15:06
Categories: Prosperity | Tags: Chilcotin, Fish Lake, Mining, Prosperity Mine, Teztan Biny, Tsilhqot'in


We Stand Strong/Flashmob Video

On December 3rd, the Tsilhqot'in people and their allies organized a mass dance ceremony in front of Taseko Mines' office in downtown Vancouver. (Photo of Linda Haig-Brown, Helen Haig-Brown, Beka Solo.) The message sent to Taseko:  "Tsilhqot’in (Chilcotin) people have ...

Posted by Admin Monday Dec 16, 2013 13:46
Categories: Taseko, Tsilhqot'in | Tags: aboriginal, activism, Chilcotin, Fish Lake, Teztan Biny


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