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Matsqui First Nation makes claim for loss of reserve land dating back 155 years – CBC

In 1864, the Matsqui Nation was allotted 9,600 acres of land. The Colony of B.C. sold off nearly all of it Oct 08, 2019 The Matsqui First Nation wants federal compensation for the historic loss of almost all of its Indian reservation land going back 155 years. According to the claim, 99 per cent of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 20198 Views

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Cowichan Tribes votes to adopt land code – Chemainus Valley Courier

Gives First Nation more control over land and resources Sep. 24, 2019 Members of Cowichan Tribes voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new land code in a vote taken over three days last week. Of the 602 tribes members who voted, 460 said yes, 141 said no and one ballot was spoiled in the vote on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201918 Views

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WFN leading the way – Castanet.net

Sep 17, 2019 A study of the Central Okanagan’s Westbank First Nation finds the band has used property rights to swing above its weight economically and stimulate prosperity for its members. By establishing individual property rights, the WFN has become entrepreneurial and prosperous, the Fraser Institute report concludes. “Westbank has created an environment where band […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201915 Views

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2019 LAB Directors Election Results

2019 Lands Advisory Board Directors Election Report of the Electoral Officer on the 2019 election of LAB Directors. All Directors elected in this election will begin their three year term as Director immediately after the close of the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Their term will expire immediately after the close of the 2022 AGM. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201923 Views

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W̓áláqvḷa: Community Engagement Process on Settlements

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council committed to a community engagement process, at the information sessions on the Germyn Settlement. We are upholding this commitment to engage with the membership on the settlement funds. We will also be updating and engaging the community on the Drag Seine Settlement funds as part of the W̓áláqvḷa process. The working […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201927 Views

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Tŝilhqo’tin Nation Enacts Historic Nulh Ghah Dechen Ts’edilhtan (“Wildlife Law) for Declared Aboriginal Title Lands

Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝilhqot’in Nation has enacted theNulh Ghah Dechen Ts’edilhtan (“Wildlife Law”) to better regulate hunting on its declared Aboriginal title lands, and help ensure wildlife populations on these lands are conserved and protected for this generation and generations to come. On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada declared Aboriginal title […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201958 Views

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Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands

More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a recent United Nations report. Now, a new UBC-led study suggests that Indigenous-managed lands may play a critical role in helping species survive. The researchers analyzed land and species data from Australia, Brazil and Canada – three of the world’s biggest […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201927 Views

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Tsilhqot’in Nation accuses the B.C. government of acting illegally, back in court to protect land – APTN News

July 16, 2019 The Tsilhqot’in Nation in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia’s interior is back in court Tuesday. The nation is fighting a decades long battle against Taseko Mines Ltd (TML). “We have no choice but to stand up against Taseko,” says Chief Joe Alphonse. “The B.C. government sure isn’t doing anything so we […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201962 Views

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Protecting land, species-at-risk a key consideration in MOU – Penticton Herald

A sacred site among the Okanagan’s indigenous people would likely enjoy improved protection under a Memorandum of Understanding signed this morning that establishes a working boundary for a proposed 27,300-hectare South Okanagan Similkameen Park Reserve. “That’s equivalent to 67 Stanley Parks.” said Catherine McKenna, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change. “It includes incredible […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201983 Views

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Esquimalt Nation and Royal Roads University sign framework for cooperation on DND land disposition process

Esquimalt Nation and Royal Roads University have signed a framework agreement that outlines how they will work together throughout the Department of National Defence (DND) land disposition process. The agreement addresses the common interests of Royal Roads University and the Esquimalt Nation in the Royal Roads lands and is similar in nature to the agreement […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201935 Views

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