March 29, 2023

Podcast! Gitxaała Nation’s challenge, featuring Tara Marsden

Tara Marsden (Naxginkw)

Tara Marsden, whose Gitxsan name is Naxginkw, joins Ruben and Gavin Smith, staff lawyer at West Coast Environmental Law and co-counsel for Gitxaała, to talk about the Gitanyow Nation’s intervention in the Mineral Tenure Act case.

Tara is a Gitanyow Wilp member who has worked for the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs for over a decade on sustainability issues. Tara, Gavin and Ruben discuss:

  • The impacts of mineral tenures on Gitanyow
  • The impact of indigenous law on the way mineral exploration and mining needs to be carried out
  • The future of mining in BC

Tune in below!  The hearing starts April 3 in BC Supreme Court.