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Lhtako Dene and City of Quesnel move forward in reconciliation

February 20, 2019 Quesnel City Council has agreed to return the land at Ceal Tingley Park to Lhtako Dene Nation for the proposed Lhtako Dene Indigenous Cultural Centre project. This site, at the confluence of the Fraser and Quesnel rivers is significant to the Lhtako Dene as the site of a major settlement. This site […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201911 Views

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International Indigenous languages conference set for June in British Columbia

  International Indigenous languages conference set for June in British Columbia Gathering organized by and for Indigenous people to support language revitalization best practices FEBRUARY 21, 2019 – COAST SALISH TRADITIONAL TERRITORY / BRENTWOOD BAY, B.C. – In celebration of the United Nations 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation (FPCF) […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201941 Views

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Legendary lacrosse coach headed to North Shore Sports Hall of Fame – North Shore News

February 20, 2019 Xwechtáal Andrew Paull taught his son to revere the jersey of the North Shore Indians lacrosse team, to never let it touch the floor. “The red represents the blood of our ancestors. The white represents the creator. The blue represents Mother Earth – our people have been fighting here for many years.” […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 20198 Views

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Okanagan College: College to launch Indigenous-knowledge infused professional cook training

Okanagan College is turning to Indigenous knowledge keepers, chefs and foragers to help incorporate traditional knowledge and practices into an intake of its professional cook training program this spring – and any interested future chefs can step into the College’s kitchen this week to learn more and have their questions answered. The Culinary and Pastry […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201910 Views

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NEB’s Trans Mountain reconsideration report out Friday – Business in Vancouver

February 20, 2019 The $7.4 billion expansion (which will almost certainly cost more than that, thanks to delays) was halted last year by the Federal Court of Appeal. It ruled that the NEB failed to properly consider the impacts of increased oil tanker traffic on the marine environment – specifically on the Southern Resident Killer […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 20199 Views

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Indigenous food, culture added to culinary program – The Daily Courier

Feb 20, 2019 A pilot project to incorporate Indigenous practices and knowledge into Okanagan College’s chef training program is being launched. The Culinary and Pastry Arts department at OC will host an information session about the pilot program Thursday at 5 p.m. in Infusions Restaurant. Advance registration is not necessary. Attendees will hear from OC’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 20198 Views

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Communities coming together for Reconciliation – Kairos

Feb. 19th, 2019 On June 9th, 2018, Vancouver Monthly Meeting gathered with the Vancouver Unitarian community on unceded Musqueam and Coast Salish territory in a beautiful intergenerational Blanket Exercise. The Blanket Exercise is a teaching tool developed by KAIROS, an ecumenical network of ten churches (including Canadian Yearly Meeting) focused on ecological justice and human […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201911 Views

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BC’s 2019 budget puts working people ahead of the wealthy and well-connected

February 19, 2019 B.C. Finance Minister Carole James’s third provincial budget continues the NDP government’s shift toward making life more affordable for working people and creating more opportunities for people to succeed, according to CUPE BCPresident Paul Faoro. “We’re pleased to see the government build on last year’s budget, with continued significant investments in programs and services that support working people […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 20199 Views

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Fraser Institute: First Nations focused on economic development enjoy higher living standards than those relying on government transfers

February 20, 2019 CALGARY—First Nations that focus on developing businesses in the broad economy enjoy higher living standards compared to those that rely more heavily on government transfers and court settlements, finds a new book released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “By participating in the economy—in tourism, resource […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 20196 Views

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CBABC Responds to BC Budget 2019

February 19, 2019 The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) is pleased the BC government intends to partner with the Law Foundation of BC to establish or expand community advocacy programs. However, CBABC is clear in its continued call for additional necessary funding of legal aid services through the Legal Services Society of BC. “We […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201910 Views

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