Stand with the Tahltan Against Fortune Minerals: What Can You Do?
The Tahltan Call on all Sacred Headwaters Supporters to Stand Against Fortune Minerals RIGHT NOW!
Fortune Minerals Given 24 hours to leave Sacred Headwaters and their proposed coal mine on Mount Klappan.
Fortune's history in the Klappan shows they likely won't leave, RCMP & a company representative are on their way into the headwaters to meet with Tahltan Elders and community members.
Want support SWCC and the Tahltan in permanently protecting the Sacred Headwaters - birthplace of the Stikine, Skeena and Nass watersheds, 3 of our greatest wild salmon rivers?!
Here are FIVE things you can do!
3.) Send a message that we can read on your behalf to the Tahltan at their camp in the Sacred Headwaters.
4.) Donate to SWCC to directly help support our work with the Tahltan to ensure the permanent protection of the Sacred Headwaters.
5.) BE THERE! Load up the kids, the dog and some grub and get up to the headwaters to stand in alliance with the Tahltan.
Here's your chance to visit the Sacred Headwaters in person and camp with the Tahltan and the SWCC crew. Swim in the very lake that the Skeena and Stikine come from and witness a Sacred Headwaters sunset for yourself. We've prepared a suggested gear list and map for your convenience - HERE!
SEE YOU SOON!
FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SHANNON MCPHAIL:
The mountain you see behind the Tahltan in the photo above is Mt. Klappan and it sits alongside the Spatsizi Wilderness Plateau in the heart of the Sacred Headwaters - known to Fortune Minerals as their "Arctos Anthracite proposal for a mountain crumbling open pit coal mine.
Late last night several members of the Tahltan nation gave a 24 hour eviction notice to Fortune Minerals. The Tahltan Nation collaborated with downstream residents and organizations like SWCC to oppose Shell’s proposed coalbed methane plans while Fortune waited quietly in the background. We didn’t fight Shell for ten years so a coal company could build a huge open pit mine on our sacred mountain! Read the Press Release.
You can read full details from our witnesses who were right there with the elders or watch some raw footage of the eviction and the Tahltan traditional camp at the base of Mt. Klappan. This happens to be the very camp Fortune Minerals wants to use as their rock pit.