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First Nations Commit to Fight Climate Change Internationally, Launch Northwest Coast First Nations Collaborative Climate Initiative

VANCOUVER, B.C./COAST SALISH TERRITORY, October 9, 2019 ─ Today, the leadership of the Coast Tsimshian (Lax Kw’alaams Band and Metlakatla First Nation), the Haisla Nation and the Nisga’a Nation together signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Climate Change, creating the Northwest Coast First Nations Collaborative Climate Initiative (FNCCI). Collectively, the leaders are acting […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201911 Views

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Columbia Basin Trust: Large-Scale Projects Enhance Ecosystem Health

October 7, 2019 Habitat such as wetlands and creeks, and animals such as elk and bull trout will benefit from five multi-year projects that are restoring over 1,700 hectares of important land thanks to community efforts and Columbia Basin Trust’s Ecosystem Enhancement Program. The five-year, $10-million program helps groups undertake projects to maintain and improve […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201910 Views

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The road to reconciliation starts with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – The Narwhal

And yet it remains the only international human rights standard in Canada still up for debate Oct 8, 2019 When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada concluded its work almost four years ago, it provided a road map for Canadians to follow. That road map, the 94 Calls to Action, aims to “revitalize the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201915 Views

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New award celebrates life of Micah Messent

Oct. 7, 2019 VICTORIA – A new award honouring the memory of Micah Messent will be given out annually by the Canadian Parks Council with funding support from BC Parks. The Micah Messent Young Professional Award of Excellence will recognize a young employee, intern, contractor or volunteer from a Canadian Parks Council member agency. The […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201911 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Alarmed by Crashing Mountain Caribou Populations in the Chilcotin

October 2, 2019 Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝilhqot’in Nations alarmed by the crashing Mountain caribou populations in the Chilcotin. All three caribou populations in the Chilcotin have been on the decline since 2003. The Rainbow caribou herd was estimated to have 40 caribou remaining in 2016. The Charlotte Alplands caribou herd is believed to have […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201916 Views

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Call for proposals: funding available to manage urban deer – BC Gov

Sept. 30, 2019 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is providing up to $100,000 to help fund urban deer management projects under the 2019-20 Provincial Urban Deer Cost-share Program. Local governments and First Nations communities involved in operational or research projects for urban deer population control are invited to submit a funding application on […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201911 Views

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2019 City of Vancouver Book Award finalists announced

September 25 2019 – Five books that demonstrate excellence and reflect Vancouver’s unique character, rich diversity and culture, history, and residents’ lives and experiences have been selected as finalists for the 2019 City of Vancouver Book Award. The 31st annual City of Vancouver Book Award will be presented at the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201917 Views

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For the Record and Heiltsuk Truth: The Great Bear Rainforest Should Not Be Exploited for Partisan Purposes

Byron Horner is the Conservative candidate for the federal riding of Courtenay-Alberni. He was also an executive producer on the Great Bear Rainforest IMAX film, which was filmed in Indigenous territory, Heiltsuk territory included. Earlier this year, the Heiltsuk became aware that footage of the IMAX film was being wrongfully used to promote Mr. Horner’s […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201918 Views

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Jody Wilson-Raybould’s Book Shows — Again — She’s Not Just Another Politician – TheTyee.ca

Collection of speeches sets out the challenges of reconciliation in a colonial society, and some solutions. Most books by politicians published during an election campaign have very short half-lives: their purpose is to generate some news stories and reviews and shift some votes in the desired direction. Tom Mulcair’s 2015 autobiography was typical of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 201914 Views

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Prescribed burn in partnership with Cook’s Ferry Indian Band – BC Gov’t

SPENCES BRIDGE – The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development and Cook’s Ferry Indian Band plan to conduct a prescribed burn on the Shaniken 3 Indian Reserve, located southwest of the community of Spences Bridge. The prescribed burn is scheduled to start between Sept. 23 and Oct. 4, 2019, if weather, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201914 Views

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