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Marilyn Baptiste Goldman Environmental Prize Awarded In 2015

Marilyn Baptiste

Marilyn Baptiste

Award Name : Goldman Environmental Prize

Year of Award : 2015

Award for : Environment

Location : Nemaiah Valley, British Columbia, Canada


Marilyn Baptiste of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation in British Columbia has won the prestigious $175,000 Goldman Prize  for her five-year effort to prevent construction of the Prosperity gold and copper mine 600 kilometres north of Vancouver.The Xeni Gwet’in, also known as the Nemiah Valley Indian Band, is one of six Tsilhqot’in First Nations, of over 400 people. For generations, they have been steadfast protectors of their territory and the surrounding pristine environment of forests, lakes, streams and diverse wildlife such as bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, wild salmon and wild rainbow trout.


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