KAMLOOPS, BC, March 30, 2017 /CNW/ - On April 1st 2017, organizations from across British Columbia and Canada will convene to Kamloops to announce their support to the Stk'emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation's (SSN) decision to withhold free, prior, and informed consent to KHGM's Ajax copper-gold mine project. Members of the media are invited to attend the ceremony from 11am to 12pm.
When: April 1st, 2017, 11am to 12pm
Where: Irving K. Barber Centre, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.
What: Declaration from allies across B.C. and Canada in support to SSN's decision re. KHGM Ajax mine
Who: Stk'emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation, numerous regional and national organizations
The SSN has taken a historic step in self-determination through conducting its own independent assessment of the Ajax open pit project in accordance with SSN laws, traditions, customs and governance system. If approved, the mine would destroy part of Jacko Lake and irremediably affect "Pípsell," an area described as a "cultural keystone" with significant spiritual and historical importance to our Nation. The SSN wants to preserve the use of Pípsell area for all Canadians in accordance with Secwepemc law.
7.5-minute video online at: https://vimeo.com/194534066
12-page SSN Decision: http://miningwatch.ca/sites/default/files/2017-03-ssnajaxdecisionsummary_0.pdf
Available for Interviews as of Saturday, April 1st 2017:
- Stk'emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) Spokespeople
- Spokespersons of supporting organizations
SOURCE Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN)
For further information: SSN Media Contact: Sunny LeBourdais, Mobile: 250-320-0712, Email: [email protected]