Honouring Our Sacred Connection to Pípsell

 

Re-posted from the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) Vimeo page. Follow SSN on Facebook and Twitter.

Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) does not give its free, prior and informed consent to the development of the lands and resources at Pípsell (Jacko Lake and Area) for the purposes of the Ajax Mine Project.

The Ajax Mine Project in its proposed location at Pípsell is in opposition to the SSN land use objective for this profoundly sacred, culturally important, and historically significant keystone site which significance is fundamental and undiminished.

The SSN Joint Council, composed of the elected leadership of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and Skeetchestn Indian Band, made this decision in accordance with SSN’s laws, traditions, customs and land tenure systems supported by the evidence and assessments as presented in the Pípsell Report and SSN Panel Recommendations Report.

Our decision to preserve and sustain Pípsell is for the long-term benefit of all Canadians, ensuring the future enjoyment of this special place serves tofurther reconciliation, so that we may all be great and good.

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