The jade hunters on Tahltan land

Popularized in reality TV shows like Jade Fever, amateur and independent miners have been flocking to northwest B.C. in search of the precious green stone that’s being dug up on mountain sides and riverbeds at an increasing pace. And while operators come armed with permits from the province, the Tahltan nation is evicting miners who do not have permission to operate on unceded traditional territory and under Indigenous law