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The Mining department at the TNG coordinates engagement between Tsilhqot'in communities and all mining proponents within the Tsilhqot'in territory. The Mining Department coordinates review of and engagement for mineral, oil and gas exploration and development proposals within Tsilhqot'in Territory.

The Mining Department works closely with the communities and Proponents to ensure that Tsilhqot'in values are respected at all stages of exploration, and assists with negotiations when proponents seek to develop projects in the Territory.

Arrow Information on Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) & the rejected New Prosperity Mine Proposal
Arrow Information on current mineral interests in British Columbia: Mineral Titles Online
Arrow DRAFT MINING POLICY - The Tsilhqot'in National Government released a draft Mining Policy for public, government and industry consultation. The TNG gathered feedback over two months ending September 30, 2014 and is in the process of responding to those comments. The Mining Policy will be finalized in the coming months. The document can be accessed and downloaded here. Along with the map here.

While the comment period is closed, TNG welcomes questions about the draft. Please send inquiries to:

JP Laplante, Mining, Oil and Gas Manager
  J.P. Laplante brings a background in biology and previous experience as Dolly Kershaw

an environmental assessment practitioner and mining coordinator after working for the Takla Lake First Nation in northern B.C. for 4 years. He began working for TNG in May 2011.

J.P. has experience in provincial and federal environmental assessment, contaminated and abandoned site risk assessment, environmental monitoring, negotiating with mine proponents, and mineral policy development. He has a strong interest in developing new ways to improve relations between mining companies and First Nations that are grounded in respect for the rights, title and the decision-making authority of the Tsilhqot'in Nation. Inclusive of this is the need to develop more environmentally sustainable mining practices.

J.P.'s door is open to community members with questions or concerns. When J.P. is not in the office, you will find him skiing, hiking, biking and canoeing in the stunning country that is the Tsilhqot'in Territory.

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