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FNLC Update on United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Legislation in BC

PURPOSE To provide an update on the status and progress of the commitment from the Government of British Columbia to introduce legislation on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration) in BC. BACKGROUND In the February 2019 Speech from the Throne, the Government of BC committed to introducing UN Declaration […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201912 Views

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FNHA: New All Nations Room at West Coast General Hospital provides a culturally safe space for all families, patients

PORT ALBERNI – Members of the Nuu-chah-nulth communities gathered today to celebrate the grand opening of a culturally-safe space inside West Coast General Hospital that is welcoming to Indigenous patients and families. The All Nations Room is a space where families can gather to share traditional healing practices and ceremonies, such as prayer and ritual […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 20198 Views

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Applications for grants to build safer communities being accepted

Oct. 11, 2019 VICTORIA – Organizations throughout the province working to make B.C. communities safer are invited to apply to the 2019-20 Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program. Details of the grant submission process, which is open from Oct. 11 to Nov. 18, 2019, are available online: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/crime-prevention/community-crime-prevention/grants This year’s funding streams focus on […]

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The Power of 3: Native Women’s Association of Canada, UN Women and World Indigenous Business Network Join Forces for Empowerment

(Vancouver, BC): One organization can work towards progress, but three organizations will ensure that progress happens. Today, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) joined forces with the World Indigenous Business Network (WIBN) and UN Women to create a historic partnership that will empower Indigenous women entrepreneurs, both here in Canada and throughout the Americas. […]

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BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee hosting First Nations Business Forum in Vancouver Today

(xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations  shared territories, BC, Oct. 11, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee is hosting the BC First Nations Business Forum in Vancouver. Chiefs, leaders, economic development administrators, entrepeneurs, and youth are gathering at the Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver Hotel to attend this event. The theme, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201911 Views

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VanPlay master plan sets course for Vancouver’s next 50 years

VanPlay will give this Board—and Boards well into the future—the powerful tools, lenses and rationale to build an equitable and connected parks and recreation system. Stuart Mackinnon, Chair, Vancouver Park Board October 10 2019 – The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation has endorsed the final two reports of VanPlay, the city’s parks and recreation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 20196 Views

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BC Government: Minister’s statement on World Mental Health Day 2019

Oct. 10, 2019 VICTORIA – Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has issued the following statement regarding World Mental Health Day: “Today marks an important opportunity for people around the world to bring mental health issues out of the shadows and into the light. “This year, the focus of World Mental Health Day […]

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Indigenous Youth Leadership Training Needs More Funding

B.C. — October 9, 2019 — Registration for Gathering Our Voices (GOV): Indigenous Youth Leadership Training sells out every year. The growing demand for the event speaks to the positive impact it has on the Indigenous youth who attend. Unfortunately, while demand for the event has increased, funding has lagged behind, forcing co-hosts to lower […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 20198 Views

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FNHA: CEO Update

Oct 09, 2019 The Board of the First Nations Health Authority would like to thank Joe Gallagher, who leaves his role as our CEO today, for his years of service and his many contributions to the FNHA and our communities. Effective today, Richard Jock, our Chief Operations Officer will assume the role of acting CEO […]

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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 […]

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