Losing Ground? The Struggle for Teztan Biny/Fish Lake
Documentary on one of the most controversial mines in Canadian history
Uploaded: 6 May, 2010
Recording Date: 31 Mar, 2010
Recording Location: Nemiah Valley and Williams Lake, British Columbia
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Program Title: Losing Ground? The Struggle for Teztan Biny/Fish Lake
Description: One of the most controversial mines in Canadian history is under review in British Columbia. "Losing Ground? The Struggle for Teztan Biny/Fish Lake" is an 18 minute radio documentary recorded by two Victoria-based independent journalists in April 2010 in Williams Lake and in the remote Tsilhqot'in community of Nemiah Valley during the
federal environmental assessment hearings for Taseko Mines' proposed "Prosperity Mine".
The piece offers listeners an intimate look at a community that is deeply troubled by what is becoming a familiar debate in rural resource-based economies in Canada: Who gets to determine whether a mining “boom” is worth a potential “bust”? This question is couched in the much bigger issue of First Nations rights and title.
The piece features exclusive interviews with several First Nation chiefs and community members, as well as legal and scientific experts retained by the Tsilhqot’in National Government .
Host(s): Tamara Herman and Susi Porter-Bopp
Featured Speakers/Guests: Dr. Amy Crook, Fisheries biologist, Centre for Science in Public Participation Sean Nixon, lawyer, Woodward & Company Chief Marilyn Baptiste, Xeni Gwet'in First Nation (member nation of the Tsilhqot’in National Government) Chief Joe Alphonse, Tl’etinqox-t’in First Nation (member nation of the Tsilhqot’in National Government) Chief Ivor Meyers, Stone First Nation, (member nation of the Tsilhqot’in National Government) Margaret Lulua, Community Natural Resource Worker, Tsilhqot’in National Government Children of Nemiah Valley Public School Brian Battison, Vice president of Corporate Affairs, Taseko Mines Limited
Credits: Producers: Tamara Herman and Susi Porter-Bopp
Narrated by: Susi Porter-Bopp
Politics > First Nations
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