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ʔEsdilagh First Nation (Alexandria First Nation) Enacts Historic ʔElhdaqox Dechen Ts’edilhtan (“Sturgeon River Law”)

?Esdilagh Tŝilhqot’in Territory: The ʔEsdilagh First Nation (Alexandria First Nation) enacts the historic ʔElhdaqox Dechen Ts’edilhtan (“Sturgeon River Law”) exercising their governance over stewardship and management over the waters that flow throughout the whole of its caretaker area. The law, originating from Tŝilhqot’in inherent teachings, is unveiled in its written form. The ʔElhdaqox Dechen Ts’edilhtan […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 202014 Views

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OPEN LETTER: Call for Moratorium on Fracking Near Peace River Dams

Dear Minister Ralston, Minister Heyman, and Minister Donaldson: We are writing with respect to the negligence and operation of oversights carried forth by BC Hydro in regard to their Peace River Dams, and we demand immediate action to address the fracking activities that pose unacceptable risks to these dams and the surrounding region. By UBCIC […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202025 Views

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International Day for Biological Diversity 2020: statement from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada Statement May 22, 2020 – North Vancouver, British Columbia “Today, the world marks International Day for Biological Diversity, and this year’s theme is ‘Our Solutions Are in Nature.’ “First and foremost, the health, safety, and well-being of all Canadians are top priorities for the Government of Canada. Science tells us […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202030 Views

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Latest Updates on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project: May 15, 2020 – Westridge Delivery Line Relocation decision

May 15, 2020 – Westridge Delivery Line Relocation decision Today, the Commission of the CER released its decision on the application for the 3.6-kilometre-long Westridge Delivery Line Relocation, finding that it is in the public interest. The project will replace an existing delivery line that currently transports oil from the Burnaby Terminal to the Westridge Marine […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 202045 Views

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‘An environmental stain’: B.C. announces plan to clean up 2,000 oil and gas wells – The Narwhal

Federal COVID-19 relief funds will aid in the clean up of dormant and orphan oil and gas sites in northern B.C., creating 1,200 jobs, but observers say the bad habit of leaving industry environmental liabilities to the taxpayer needs to end Calling orphan and inactive oil and gas wells “an environmental stain on British Columbia,” […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202015 Views

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First Nations Health Authority and Canadian Red Cross Announce Partnership for Disaster Response

VICTORIA, BC – May 13, 2020 — The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the Canadian Red Cross have a long-standing partnership, expanding to include collaboration for the ‘Ready When the Time Comes’ program. Under this agreement, the FNHA will provide up to 30 employees when required as surge capacity to the Red Cross for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202025 Views

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Government of Canada announces second year of enhanced measures to protect Southern Resident killer whales

From: Transport Canada May 7, 2020        Vancouver, British Columbia The Government of Canada is committed to taking action to support the survival and recovery of the Southern Resident killer whale, an endangered species that has cultural significance for Indigenous peoples and coastal communities in British Columbia (B.C.). Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202025 Views

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UBCIC – Canada: Climate Change and the Cultural Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Submission to: Ms. Karima Bennoune, Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Via email: May 1, 2020 Prepared by: Indigenous Climate Action and the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs INTRODUCTION: Indigenous peoples living on Turtle Island in the area of Kanáta – Canada are diverse. With approximately 56 different languages, peoples and protocols, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202039 Views

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A message from the Assembly of First Nations Knowledge Keepers

A message from the Assembly of First Nations Knowledge Keepers Mother Earth is speaking to us in ways foretold in our prophecies. Time constantly evolves. These changes bring with it new challenges and unknown threats. There will be a time for renewal, a time we can understand unknown threats such as COVID-19. This new threat […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202023 Views

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Fieldwork underway for Kicking Horse Canyon project – BC Gov

April 30, 2020 GOLDEN – Crews are doing investigative fieldwork in the Kicking Horse Canyon over the next several weeks as part of the preparation for major highway improvements to begin late this year. Beginning Thursday, April 30, 2020, crews are collecting physical data in the Dart Creek area, as well as other locations near […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202022 Views

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