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BCAFN: Court of Appeal Decision a Wakeup Call

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Aug 31, 2018) – Yesterday the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the decision by the Trudeau government that approved the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Expansion Pipeline. It is an important decision for First Nations who have been fighting a flawed National Energy Board process, and a broader issue of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201821 Views

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Federal Court of Appeal decision a clear victory for all Indigenous communities in BC

August 30, 2018 Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC — The First Nations Summit is applauding today’s Federal Court of Appeal court unanimous decision which quashed the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain expansion project. The court indicated in its ruling that the federal government failed to adequately consult First Nations whose rights are impacted by […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 201814 Views

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UBCIC Celebrates Landmark Court Win that Signals the End of Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – 30 August 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is celebrating the Federal Court of Appeal verdict on the Trans Mountain approval and calls on Prime Minister Trudeau to immediately stop construction and shut the project down. The UBCIC congratulates the following litigants: Tsleil-Waututh Nation; Squamish Nation; Coldwater Indian Band; […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201821 Views

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Restored prison cemetery tells social history of B.C.: councillor – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS Jaimie McEvoy says he stumbled upon a hidden piece of British Columbia history by accident. The New Westminster city councillor spotted a coyote during a walk and followed it over a fence in pursuit of a photo. When he looked down through the tall grass, overgrown brambles […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201819 Views

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Commissioner Audette recognized for her leadership and advocacy on Indigenous women issues

Université de Montréal awarding an honorary degree to Commissioner Michèle Audette Vancouver, B.C. – Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Commissioners Qajaq Robinson and Brian Eyolfson offer their congratulations as they acknowledge the honorary doctorate Commissioner Michèle Audette will be receiving this evening from Université de Montréal. The Commissioners noted that beyond being a tireless work […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201822 Views

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Police investigate report of fishermen harassing Indigenous women, kids on Fraser River – Hopestandard.com

Woman claims the fisherman exposed themselves Aug. 28, 2018 A small group of Indigenous women and children were cutting and cleaning fish at the side of the Fraser River near Hope when they reportedly became victims of harassment and indecent exposure. A Facebook post from Agassiz woman Stacy McNeil details a harrowing experience, one she […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201814 Views

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Residents of Lennox Island briefed on Day School lawsuit – CBC

An information session was held about a national class-action lawsuit Aug 21, 2018 Residents of Lennox Island have been provided with information about a national class-action lawsuit against the federal government which seeks compensation for damages and abuses suffered by those forced to attend Aboriginal day schools. An information session with the legal team involved […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201812 Views

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Anti pipeline protesters released days before weeklong jail sentences end – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 20, 2018 MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. _ Several pipeline protesters were released from a British Columbia jail on Sunday, a few days before their weeklong sentences were set to end. Seven protesters in all were sentenced to a week in jail on Aug. 15, after pleading guilty to contempt charges in B.C. Supreme […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201817 Views

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UBCIC: MMIWG Coalition dismayed by essential transport service cuts

calls for safe, affordable, reliable transit (August 15, 2018 – Coast Salish Territories) The recent elimination of Greyhound services across western Canada has had a devastating and chilling effect upon Indigenous community members, especially upon Indigenous women and girls. The Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (“the Coalition”) calls upon the government […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201816 Views

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Justice Institute of British Columbia aims to integrate more Indigenous knowledge in training of public-safety workers – The Georgia Straight

August 15th, 2018 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada called upon federal, provincial, and territorial governments “to commit to eliminating the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in custody over the next decade”. But achieving this objective will require far more people working in the justice system to have a much greater understanding of Indigenous cultures. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201817 Views

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