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FNLC Calls for Immediate Implementation of the Recommendations in the RCY’s Report “Caught in the Middle”

(Xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, BC) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is deeply disturbed with the findings reported in the Representative for Children and Youth’s (RCY) most recent publication “Falling through the Cracks” which tells the story of a young man whose life and eventual death highlight the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201912 Views

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Permanent guardianship: another option for creating family – BC Gov

Nov. 27, 2019 PRINCE RUPERT – Merissa Giesbrecht and her husband Jason never imagined that their path to finally having the family they had dreamed about would arrive through a distant relative. While November is Adoption Awareness month, a time to recognize adoptive parents and the more than 750 children in B.C. who are seeking […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201912 Views

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BC Court of Appeal Dismisses Final ITHA Appeal Against Contract Termination

Nov 27, 2019 The B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed ITHA’s attempt to overturn a lower court order denying it an injunction against the First Nations Health Authority’s lawful decision to terminate two funding agreements. The decision to terminate the relationship was made because of ITHA’s failure to fully cooperate with an external audit initiated […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201921 Views

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BCAFN Opposes Canadian Government’s Attempt to Overturn Human Rights Tribunal Ruling on Compensation for First Nations Children and Families

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Nov. 25, 2019) – The BC Assembly of First Nations opposes the federal government’s attempt to obtain a judicial review of the recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) decision to compensate First Nations children and families who did not receive equitable services on reserve. Rather than claiming that […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201913 Views

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Assembly of First Nations in Court to Challenge Government’s Attempt to Overturn Human Rights Tribunal Ruling on Compensation for First Nations Children and Families

Assembly of First Nations in Court to Challenge Government’s Attempt to Overturn Human Rights Tribunal Ruling on Compensation for First Nations Children and Families (Ottawa, ON): The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is in federal court on Monday, November 25 to oppose the federal government’s Judicial Review of the recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201914 Views

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‘Our culture is not a religion,’ indigenous educator tells B.C. Supreme Court in case of smudging at school – Westerly News

Mother also gave evidence Tuesday in Nanaimo courtroom, case continues Wednesday Nov. 20, 2019 A Vancouver Island woman seeking a provincewide ban on indigenous smudging ceremonies in schools told a Nanaimo courtroom that her daughter was told by a teacher that it was “rude” not to participate. Servatius, an evangelical Christian, is claiming her daughter’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201914 Views

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“Extinct” Indigenous group fights for recognition – Radio Canada International

October 25, 2019 Canada’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of an American indigenous man who claims to be a descendant of the Sinixt First Nation, formerly of British Columbia. The problem is that the Canadian government declared the group “extinct” in 1956. The situation goes back to 1902 when the Canadian government […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201926 Views

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CCT: Historic Desautel Hunting Rights Case to be heard by Supreme Court of Canada

VANCOUVER, BC—Rodney Cawston, the Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CCT), announced today that the Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal in the Rick Desautel hunting case, in which three lower courts have held that Desautel, and by extension all sn̓ʕay̓ckstx (Sinixt/Arrow Lakes)people, including sn̓ʕay̓ckstxor Arrow Lakes members of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201921 Views

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BC Government: ‘I start building trust with them from day one’

Oct. 22, 2019 COQUITLAM – “The second I open my door, they are part of my family, so they know they have someone in their corner,” says Anna Miller about the 200 youth she estimates she has fostered over the past 36 years. October is Foster Family Month in B.C., honouring British Columbians who step […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201922 Views

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Splatsin aims to reclaim their children in the foster system – Castanet.net

Oct 9, 2019 The Indigenous peoples of Splatsin held a conference to highlight their plan to integrate Indigenous children back into their communities. Many of the children are dealing with cultural disconnection, which detaches the children from their Indigenous heritage. “If you look back at the residential schools and the 60’s Scoop you can see […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201930 Views

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