"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 ValleyThis 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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Sept. 10, 2014. The Tsilhqot'in National Government announces the creation of a new Tribal Park for B.C. This is a historic development in the process of protecting Tsilhqot'in lands which we at FONV have dedicated ourselves to for the past fifteen years. This is a dream ...
Posted by Admin. Friday Sep 12, 2014 11:33
Categories: Event | Tags: Dasiqox, Tsilhqot'in
September 10, 2014. B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Minister of Aboriginal Relations, John Rustad, met with the Tsilhqot'in Chiefs, on traditional Tsilhqot'in land, marking the first time a B.C. Premier has agreed to meet with the Tsilhqot'in Nation on their territory. The ...
Posted by Admin. Friday Sep 12, 2014 10:37
Categories: Tsilhqot'in | Tags: Christy Clark, meeting, rights and title, Tsilhqot'in
Following on the Supreme Court of Canada's historic declaration of Aboriginal title, FONV hosted a celebration of this victory on Saturday, July 5th. A banner was signed by all who came and was later presented to Chief and council at the Xeni Gwet'in Band Office. While we ...
Posted by Admin. Friday Sep 12, 2014 10:09
Categories: Title | Tags: court case, Taseko, Tsilhqot'in