The company has been working with its consultants and advisors in consultation with the Tahltan
First Nation to develop a detailed program of activities designed to support this objective.
In a letter last month to Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo, Tahltan
Central Council President Annita McPhee wrote "We cannot sit by and watch and wait to see what the full impacts of the Fukushima disaster will be on our salmon and our way of life.
Some members of the Tahltan
were arrested in 2005 at a time of protests in the area, which is called as the Sacred Headwaters by the First Nation.
The specific objectives are to complete a pre-feasibility level assessment of the project by the second half of 2005, to complete an in-fill drilling program to upgrade the in-pit inferred mineralization into indicated mineralization, to complete all field engineering studies required to complete a feasibility study by the second half of 2006, to complete collection and analysis of baseline environmental data and to prepare a formal environmental assessment document and key permit applications for submission by early 2006, and to continue to build on our relationship with the Tahltan
First Nations including reaching a legal agreement with the Tahltan
regarding project development.
Blockaders in Tahltan
Nation issued an eviction notice to Fortune Minerals on Aug.
The river supports all five species of Pacific salmon, which are the mainstay of the Tahltan
First Nation's fishery.
Further environmental studies are on-going for the Galore Creek Environmental Assessment Report which is being completed by RTEC, the joint company comprised of Rescan Environmental Services and the Tahltan
Nation Development Corporation.
Reginald Dennis is a champion of the Tahltan
Sundance Chief Rueben George, of Tsleil Waututh Nation, celebrated the addition of both BCMF and the Tahltan
nation to the Save the Fraser Declaration.
In Treaty 8, the Tahltan
Joint Councils based in Dease Lake sent Premier Ujjal Dosanjh a letter the day of the announcement.
The Company has concluded an Environmental Assessment Funding Agreement and a Negotiation Agreement with the intention to conclude a Participation Agreement with the Tahltan
regarding project development within the next year.
Nation has signed an impact benefit agreement with Coast Mountain Hydro LP, a subsidiary of AltaGas Income Trust for the Forest Kerr run-of-river hydroelectric project in Tahltan
traditional territory in northwest B.