Call for a moratorium on all mining activities in Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations territories in Clayoquot Sound.
  • Petitioning HONOURABLE Bill Bennett

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Minister of Energy and Mines
HONOURABLE Bill Bennett

Call for a moratorium on all mining activities in Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations territories in Clayoquot Sound.

    1. Petition by

      Clayoquot Action

The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations were angered to learn that plans to begin gold mining exploration in the Tranquil Valley Tribal Park in Clayoquot Sound took a significant step forward last week. A letter was sent to the BC Minister of Energy and Mines from a Senior Mines Inspector recommending approval of a permit for Imperial Metals to conduct exploratory drilling at the long-abandoned Fandora mine site.

On behalf of Tla-o-quiaht First Nations, Clayoquot Action has been asked to post this petition calling for a moratorium on all mining activities in their traditional territories. Please share this petition widely and support the Tla-o-quiaht vision for vibrant watersheds and healthy communities. Tla-o-quiaht First Nations territories are in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Breaking! Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations to meet Minister Bennett Monday.

      Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations to meet with mining Minister Bennett on Monday, November 18 to discuss the Nations' concerns about exploration permits granted without consultation. Do you support a mining moratorium? When you sign this petition an email is sent to the Minister. Let's fill Bennett's inbox ahead of the meeting to show our support. If you have signed already please share the petition with your friends. It's easy.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Gold exploration permit approved

      Where is the Tranquil Tribal Park? Check out this map of Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks in Clayoquot Sound.
      http://clayoquotaction.org/

      Clayoquot Action

      The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation is angered to learn that plans to begin gold mining exploration in the Tranquil Tribal Park in Clayoquot Sound took a significant step forward last week. A letter was sent to the BC Minister of Energy and Mines from a Senior Mines Inspector recommending approval for a permit to conduct exploratory drilling at the long-abandoned Fandora mine site.

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. Band says no to Clayoquot gold mine. CBC radio podcast

      There's gold in them hills but the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations say it's not for the taking in Clayoquot Sound. We hear from The band's Natural Resource Manager why they are against a proposed mine.
      http://www.cbc.ca/allpointswest/2013/08/29/band-says-no-to-clayoquot-gold-mine/

    7. Reached 100 signatures
    8. B.C. issues contentious mineral-exploration permit in Clayoquot Sound

      B.C. issues contentious mineral-exploration permit in Clayoquot Sound

      Natives in Tofino are outraged that the B.C. government has issued a mineral-exploration permit for an area of Clayoquot Sound in which they have declared a tribal park. The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation is seeking a meeting with Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett to outline its opposition to Vancouver-based Selkirk Metals Corp., a subsidiary of Imperial Metals Corp., exploring for gold in the Tranquil Valley, about 20 kilometres northeast of Tofino.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • gloria harman MISSISSAUGA, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      It's time for us to stop the rape of our land. There will be nothing left for our children and grandchildren at the rate our greed is taking everything!

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    • Heather Cain MONTPELIER, UNITED STATES
      • 4 months ago

      This is important to me because I want healthy food choices for me and my family, and because I want the ancient rainforests to be healthy, as well as all ecosystems. Farmed salmon in open net cages in the ocean really are destructive to the ocean ecosystem in a myriad of ways. We need to find a way to feed ourselves that doesn't destroy life.

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    • Judith Currelly SALT SPRING IS., CANADA
      • 5 months ago

      It would be a travesty to destroy any part of this traditional territory

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    • Melinda Fitkin LAKE OSWEGO, OR
      • 5 months ago

      My mother, Agnes Charlie, would want me to., I'm signing for her and her siblings.

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    • teresa bates AUBURN, WA
      • 5 months ago

      That is are traditional land. Y ou have got more then your fair share of our land that you will not return to us.

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