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Doig River plans ‘legacy’ developments as land negotiations wind down – Alaska Highway News

December 06, 2018 Expanded cultural camps and tribal park, new housing and retail developments — they’re all part of an ambitious legacy plan for Doig River First Nation as it winds down treaty land negotiations with the federal and provincial governments. The nation held an open house in Fort St. John on Wednesday, highlighting its […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201812 Views

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We Must Respect the Rights of Unist’ot’en Land Defenders

December 5, 2018 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – December 5, 2018) On November 26th, Coastal GasLink, a subsidiary of the TransCanada Corporation, applied for an injunction and served the Unist’ot’en camp with notice for a civil lawsuit. The Unist’ot’en camp is a non-violent gathering of Indigenous land defenders and members of the Unist’ot’en house group […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201813 Views

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New land guardian to help protect environment on Haida Gwaii

November 27, 2018 HAIDA GWAII – Mark Grinder knows he is about to embark upon something big. The 41-year-old is the first person hired as a Haida fish, wildlife and land guardian with the Haida Gwaii Integrated Natural Resource Compliance and Enforcement Unit, and he cannot help but feel proud. “I grew up with an […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 201814 Views

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B.C. chief tells NEB pipeline hearings his people are responsible for their land – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 26, 2018 VICTORIA _ First Nations leaders from British Columbia told a National Energy Board hearing in Victoria that there are serious concerns about the potential impacts of an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline on their homelands. Two leaders representing the Fraser Valley’s Sto:lo Tribal Council say protection of the Fraser River’s salmon, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201818 Views

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UBCIC: Open Letter to Ministers Carolyn Bennett and Jody Wilson-Raybould – Historical Losses and What Is Owed: The Need for Transparency Regarding Canada’s Liabilities in First Nations Land Claims

October 18, 2018 Dear Ministers Bennett and Wilson-Raybould, We write today to call on you to demonstrate your government’s public commitments to transparency and the renewal of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples by disclosing how Canada calculates its contingent liabilities regarding Indigenous Nations’ land claims – and by affirming your government’s intention to fulfill its […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201835 Views

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B.C. land transactions streamlined and modernized

Oct. 01, 2018 VICTORIA – British Columbians will benefit from changes to a number of statutes that streamline, modernize and improve the security of B.C.’s land title and survey systems. “We’re improving services that people count on by making land title transactions more efficient and secure,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201831 Views

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Fort Nelson Dene director named B.C. Land Champion – Sustainable Biz Canada

Fort Nelson First Nation director Lana Lowe, who “has made enormous contributions to manage and protect water, land, and wildlife habitat,” will receive the 2018 Land Champion Award from The Real Estate Foundation of B.C. The award recognizes a person who has made a significant impact on land use, conservation, and/or real estate practices in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201848 Views

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Real Estate Foundation of BC Names 2018 Land Champion, Emerging Leader, and Land Award Finalists

Sep 09, 2018 Lana Lowe of Fort Nelson First Nation named Land Champion. CityHive co-founders Tesicca Truong and Veronika Bylicki recognized as Emerging Leaders. Land Awards to be presented at Gala event on October 11. VANCOUVER, Sept. 10, 2018  – The Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) will present the 2018 Land Champion Award to Lana Lowe, a Dene from Fort […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201826 Views

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More land burned but fewer affected than last year: B.C. Wildfire Service – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2018  By Amy Smart THE CANADIAN PRESS The B.C. government says although wildfires have broken last year’s record for the area of land burned, the human impacts have been much lower. Fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek of the B.C. Wildfire Service said fires have scorched about 12,520 square kilometres this season, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 201830 Views

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Understanding Assessment of First Nation Lands – FNTC

Understanding Assessment of First Nation Lands under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and section 83 of the Indian Act. First Nations contract with qualified, independent assessors to assess the leases, licenses and other occupations of their lands (generally referred to as “interests in land”). Over the past 30 years, a national approach to assessment […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201843 Views

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