Whitebeach Point exploration project rejected by the Tłı̨chǫ
Tłı̨chǫ reject name change and controversial Whitebeach Point exploration project in the NWT.
The Tłı̨chǫ Government has consistently been against all exploration and development in Dinàgà Wek’èhodì where Whitebeach Point is located and, in particular, any development or exploration in the four northern claim blocks or any part of the Chedabucto mineral claims.
The company, Explor, has unilaterally appropriated a Tłı̨chǫ name for this project. The name change—from Chebaducto Project to Whagwe—is both inappropriate and disrespectful. The misuse of this Tłı̨chǫ name implies the project enjoys the support of the Tłı̨chǫ, or that it has Tłı̨chǫ origin, neither of which is true.
We note that the proponent has advertised using Facebook a public meeting tomorrow in Yellowknife. The Tłı̨chǫ Government does not rely on Facebook for government invitations, and has found the approach taken towards this project disrespectful. As such, no representatives of the Tłı̨chǫ Government will be present.