Coleman, whose current cabinet duties include mines and energy, dealt with the Tsilhqot'in during an earlier stint as minister of forests, says "Before anything happens with Prosperity Mine, I think we have to build a strong relationship with the Tsilhqot'in, " said Coleman, referring to the first nation communities in the region around Williams Lake.
perhaps, but unless you're privy to what has been discussed then you are assigning blame without the facts. Northgate had similar problems, tried valiantly to resolve them and ended up walking away. Different band, different location. I think what we know at this time indicates TGB has taken their concerns/complaints into consideration, hence the new proposal. Clock is ticking. I hope for everyone's sake they come to an agreement that preserves their history and tradition while economically making it worthwhile and profitable for all.
"But if they don't figure out how they're going to engage with the Tsilhqot'in in a respectful manner to get there, they still won't be successful. I've told them if they're making a submission, they need to provide, in advance, all the information to the Tsilhqot'in."
I WONDER IF RUSS PROVIDED THE FN WITH THE INFO IN ADVANCE. I HOPE SOMEONE ASKS HIM THAT ON THE CC.