December 08, 2017

UPDATE: Investigating First Nations claims of sacred lake at Ajax Mine site

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

The BC government could deny a mine near Kamloops and the 500 jobs and revenue that would come along with it. But their reason for rejecting the project could be based on dubious claims.  

What, if anything, could be holding Premier Horgan and his cabinet back from approving the Ajax mine near Kamloops?

Probably the First Nations opposition and the BC government's adoption of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Persons, or UNDRIP. Critics, including some First Nations, have said they think UNDRIP may be granting First Nations a veto over resource projects.

Watch as I show you how the centre of the opposition to the Ajax Mine is the local First Nations, who have come out publicly to oppose the project claiming the site of the mine is on sacred land they call Pipsell.

The area includes Jacko lake which will potentially be filled or converted into a tailings pond for the mine. Interestingly, this very same First Nations has not opposed the proposed TransMountain oil pipeline that will run through their land after they struck a deal with Kinder Morgan for around $3M.

But while I was in Kamloops, I kept hearing that Jacko lake is man made, so I dug a little deeper.

We want to be respectful of First Nations, especially in BC where few treaties surrounding land title have been signed. The issue continues to be contentious, legally and politically.

I reached out to the SSN First Nation, giving them a couple of days to respond to questions about Jacko Lake but haven't had a response yet, though I will update you if I hear back from them.

In the meantime, we have to keep pushing the BC Government to approve the Ajax Mine – especially with these new revelations.

Please go to ApproveAjaxMine.ca to chip in to our radio ads to help send the message to Premier Horgan and his cabinet.

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commented 2017-12-10 03:04:46 -0500
Muta Ween the Coptic Christians and the Jews in Israel will not be included in any UN Declaration, but good point, their hypocrisy is ridiculous.
commented 2017-12-09 06:20:59 -0500
With over three thousand years of provable residence I would think the Jewish people could claim indigenous status regarding Israel and jJerusalem. Now wouldn’t that be the irony of ironies.
commented 2017-12-09 06:20:59 -0500
With over three thousand years of provable residence I would think the Jewish people could claim indigenous status regarding Israel and jJerusalem. Now wouldn’t that be the irony of ironies.
commented 2017-12-09 04:08:17 -0500
What is a good comeback to the sacred grounds argument?
commented 2017-12-09 00:11:05 -0500
Kamloops City Hall was never famous for thinking ahead of the curve.
In the 80’s , I went there once a month to see customers, so I was kept up to date on their actions. The City had a traffic problem right Downtown even though it was 2 lanes each way. City Hall’s solution was to close 1 lane and put picnic tables on that lane. Because Kamloops is on the # 1 Highway, thousands of Homeless from the East hitchhiked through in order to get to the warmer Vancouver.
You guessed it, the Homeless slept on the tables and created many problems for both the Businesses and the Police.
commented 2017-12-08 19:06:32 -0500
I always find ‘traditional knowledge’ a hoot. This ‘traditional lake’ has as much credence as the ‘traditional fire’ that was going to be lit to stop N Gateway if ‘Babydoc of Tears’, his ‘traditional Indian name’, had not stopped it.

Reality, the traditional life of Indians was to make a living as best they could. Today, only the upper 1% are allowed to, the 1% having been defined by LPC racists.
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