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.