The Tsilhqot’in Nation says it is filing a Notice of Civil Claim related to the August 2014 Mount Polley mine disaster.
Some of those named in the filing include Imperial Metals, and the Province of B.C.
The First Nation claims that, when the spill first occurred, a no fishing order and a no water order were both put into place.
It says it impacted their food and water supply dramatically.
The group says those named in the Notice should be responsible for those losses, but the group is also open to discussion with those named in the claim.
Suntanu Dalal, representative for Ministry of Energy and Mines, says at this point, the Ministry understands actions have been filed related to Mount Polley, but the province hasn’t been served.
“B.C. has been working collaboratively with local First Nations to respond to the Mount Polley tailings pond breach.”
None of the allegations has been proven in court.