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UBCIC: Statement from Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on Human Rights Day

(Unceded Coast Salish Territory / Vancouver, B.C. – December 10, 2017) December 10 is the day 70 years ago in 1948 when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights officially recognizing that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” In 2007 144 states voted in favour of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20176 Views

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BCAFN Congratulate Tsilhqot’in Nation in their fight against Taskeo Mines and Flawed Environmental Assessments

( Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC ) – The BCAFN is congratulating the Tsilhqot’in Nation in their fight against flawed environmental assessment processes , and the protection of their lands and waters . On December 5, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed two judicial reviews brought by Taseko Mines Limited. These cases demonstrate […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20179 Views

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Province secures a fair deal for British Columbians on cannabis revenue sharing – Government of BC

December 11, 2017 VICTORIA – An agreement with the federal government that would see the majority of cannabis revenue flow to the Province has been reached today, following Finance Minister Carole James’ successful federal-provincial meeting in Ottawa. “This agreement is a win for our province as we made a very clear case that British Columbians […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20177 Views

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NDP Approval of Site-C Dam project a major step backwards in Provincial Government relations with BC First Nations

December 11, 2017 Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – First Nations Summit leaders are denouncing today’s announcement by Premier John Horgan to approve continuation of BC Hydro’s Site‐C Dam project on the Peace River, approximately seven kilometers west of Fort St. John in northeastern BC. The dam will result in the flooding and destruction of 5,550 hectares […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20176 Views

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Site C Dam Decision “Disappointing and Completely Contrary to Reconciliation” says AFN National Chief Bellegarde

Site C Dam Decision “Disappointing and Completely Contrary to Reconciliation” says AFN National Chief Bellegarde (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s decision by B.C. Premier John Horgan to move forward with the Site C dam project is a major setback to reconciliation. First Nations will continue to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201735 Views

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Canada, Ontario and Métis Nation of Ontario sign Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada December 11, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Métis Nation of Ontario The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the Métis Nation of Ontario are committed to working together to foster reconciliation and build stronger relationships through a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20177 Views

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Government will complete Site C construction, will not burden taxpayers or BC Hydro customers with previous government’s debt

Dec. 11, 2017 VICTORIA – The British Columbia government will complete construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam, saying that to do otherwise would put British Columbians on the hook for an immediate and unavoidable $4-billion bill – with nothing in return – resulting in rate hikes or reduced funds for schools, hospitals and important […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20179 Views

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Media Advisory: Launch of British Columbia’s First Indigenous Cancer Strategy

Squamish Nation Territory / North Vancouver – Media are invited to join Indigenous and provincial health and service providers as they announce the launch of new strategy to help improve cancer care and supports for Indigenous peoples across British Columbia. The event will be opened following the traditional protocols of Squamish Nation. Photographs and video will […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 20176 Views

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Call For The Creation Of A Connecting Communities Fund To Ensure Access To Transportation Routes For BC Rural And Remote Communities

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 11, 2017  — Greyhound Canada is proposing a made-in-BC solution to address the growing lack of access by rural and remote communities to viable and sustainable intercity bus service, and calls on the BC Government to create a Connecting Communities Fund. Similar investments in other jurisdictions bridge the gap between smaller population centres […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 20177 Views

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Education and prevention the focus of human rights commission recommendations – Government of BC

December 10, 2017 VANCOUVER – On International Human Rights Day, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon released a report with 25 recommendations for establishing the new B.C. human rights commission. The recommendations come after an eight-week public engagement that resulted in thousands of site visits, hundreds of submissions and over 80 meetings with […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 20178 Views

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