TSD Community Working Groups

The Territorial Stewardship Department is responsible for supporting the eight Participating Bands in the review of the proposed HVC 2040 Project to identify and mitigate potential impacts to Nlaka’pamux Rights, Title, Values, and Interests. To effectively do this it must be community driven. Your participation is crucial to ensure that the review of the project captures community needs, concerns, and priorities.

Community Stewardship Group (CSG)

Currently seeking members!

A forum to share information, develop and steward relationships, review projects, pool intellectual resources, and use collaboration and innovation to address community concerns relating to past, present, and future operations of the HVC mine.

CSG blends technical and ‘grassroots’ perspectives to ensure that the TSD operations reflect the interests of the eight Participating Bands.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Historic Conditions of the Highland Valley
  • Watershed Health – Water needs and current and Future Uses, Fisheries operations
  • Water Management at Closure and Beyond
  • Wildlife
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Traditional Plants
  • Dust and Light impacts and Study Workshop

Territorial Stewardship Department will be hosting community stewardship sessions.

  • Required one member from each of the eight Participating Bands
  • Term of one year
  • Meetings will occur bi-monthly
  • Honoraria provided

If you would like to join the CSG or have questions please contact:
Michelle Bacon
mbacon@cna-trust.ca
or call 250-378-1864

Highland Valley Copper 2040 Community Working Group 

Currently seeking members!

Teck Highland Valley Copper (HVC) is currently permitted to operate until the year 2028; however, they are proposing to extend their mine life to 2040 by mining additional ore identified within the mine site and expanding existing site infrastructure. This is referred to as the ‘HVC 2040 Project’.

The Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly (CNA) is responsible for supporting the eight Participating Bands in review of the proposed Project and has established an HVC 2040 Community Working Group to:

  • Identify opportunities for integration of community priorities and Nlaka’pamux knowledge into the BC Environmental Assessment (EA) process including application development
  • Participate in development and implementation of the Nlaka’pamux Impact Assessment Framework by sharing knowledge, information, and perspective
  • Provide a grassroots perspective on BC EA and CNA EA Strategy milestones to ensure the TSD’s work is reflective of the needs of the Participating Bands

Requirements:

  • One member from each of the eight Participating Bands (may include community staff)

and available for,

  • Meetings from 1pm to 4pm on the last Monday of every month
  • Term of approximately 2 years or to end of Project assessment

Your participation is crucial to ensure that review of the Project captures community needs, concerns, and priorities.

If you would like to join the HVC 2040 Community Working Group or have questions please contact:
Michelle Bacon
mbacon@cna-trust.ca
or call 250-378-1864