VANCOUVER, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's highest court has today issued
a historic decision by formally declaring aboriginal title to exist in
a defined area of British Columbia historically occupied by the
"We congratulate the Xeni Gwet'in First Nation, in particular Chief
Roger William, in their achievement and unwavering determination to
confirm aboriginal title to their land," said Russell Hallbauer
President and CEO of Taseko.
The question of whether and to what extent aboriginal rights and title
exists has been a complicating factor in advancing the New Prosperity
Project. Today's decision helps significantly in resolving that
complication by removing any doubt about aboriginal title in the area.
The ruling confirms that Taseko's New Prosperity Gold-Copper project is
located in an area where aboriginal title does not exist. As such,
New Prosperity is the only proposed mine in BC that people know for
sure is not in an area of aboriginal title.
"Now that these matters have been settled, the opportunity exists for a
constructive and mutually beneficial way forward for the New Prosperity
Project. We welcome and look forward to the opportunity to
re-establish a positive dialogue with the six Tsilhqot'in bands
represented by the Tsilhqot'in National Government, about New
Prosperity and its potential to assist them with advancing community
priorities," added Mr. Hallbauer.
President and CEO
No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved of the information
contained in this news release.
SOURCE: Taseko Mines Limited
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