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BC and Canada Partner with First Nations to Protect Endangered Caribou and Indigenous Sacred Lands

VANCOUVER, Feb. 21, 2020 – There is a special place in the Peace River Region of Northeast BC where two ancient mountains rise up and stand together on the horizon.  Known locally as the Twin Sisters, these mountains have always been a sacred place for indigenous peoples in the region and across North America. Up […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202027 Views

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Media Advisory of Press Conference: Wet’suwet’en, BCCLA and UBCIC Release CRCC Chairperson Response Regarding RCMP Exclusion Zone

February 19, 2020 WHAT: Citing significant public interest in the matter, the Chairperson of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) for the RCMP, Michelaine Lahaie, has issued a response to Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, and BC Civil Liberties Association’s call for an investigation regarding the improper and unlawful actions of […]

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How the B.C. government approached Indigenous land rights after major court ruling – Toronto Star

Feb. 19, 2020 VANCOUVER—B.C. Premier John Horgan raised his voice over jeers and fist-banging recently in question period after members of the Opposition Liberals criticized his government’s handling of the clash between Wet’suwet’en hereditary clan chiefs and a pipeline company. Horgan told the legislature that the unresolved rights being asserted by the chiefs were around […]

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Media Advisory of Press Conference and Rally: Indigenous Youth, Supported by Leadership, to Host Rally outside the BC Legislature on Throne Speech Day Calling for Province to Respect Wet’suwet’en Law and End the Violence

WHAT:  The RCMP are carrying out a violent raid on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory under Provincial and Federal watch to enforce Coastal GasLink’s injunction. Indigenous youth, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, and allies including ENGOs, municipal, provincial and federal representatives will gather in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation.  Speakers will respond to the unlawful escalation […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202019 Views

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Update 4 – Ongoing police enforcement of injunction order on Sunday, February 9

B.C., Houston 2020-02-09 17:13 PST Mischief to Lamprey Creek Bridge From previous release; on February 7, 2020, officers noted that the Lamprey Creek Bridge support beams had been cut and some bolts loosened. An Engineer advised that the bridge was unsafe for all traffic, including foot traffic. This damage was evidence of a clear intention to […]

by aanationtalk on February 10, 202022 Views

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‘They need our permission’: Treaty signatories say land claims require consent – APTN News

February 5, 2020 The chief of Batchewana Bay First Nation is calling on Ontario and Canada to stop negotiating with other First Nations organizations whose land claims infringe on Robinson Huron Treaty territory. Dean Sayers is in Ottawa for a Chiefs of Ontario special assembly, where he spoke with APTN News about his organization’s concerns […]

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Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project February 4, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – Following the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision today on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the federal government must ensure that First Nations’ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202025 Views

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Reconciliation you can ‘feel and touch’: It was going to be a B.C. ski resort. Now this land is back in Indigenous hands – Toronto Star

Feb. 2, 2020 The Ktunaxa of southeastern British Columbia have always been fierce warriors, so when a fresh threat presented itself — in the form of a year-round ski resort pitched in their traditional territory — there was no question they would fight. “We never gave up. We continued and continued and continued,” recalls Chad […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202028 Views

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Ktunaxa Nation Council: Jumbo Valley to remain wild through permanent retirement of development rights

Cranbrook/ʔa·kiskaqǂiʔit, BC- The Ktunaxa Nation Council (KNC) is honoured and heartened to announce that Qat’muk, which includes the Jumbo Valley, will remain wild. The Jumbo Glacier Resort, a source of great conflict for the last 30 years, will not be built now, or ever. Thanks to a collaboration between KNC, the Government of Canada, the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202029 Views

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Hereditary Chiefs well within their rights to protest Coastal GasLink project says UNBC professor – CKPGToday.ca

Jan 16, 2020 PRINCE GEORGE — Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs continue to blockade the Coastal GasLink pipeline despite Elected Chiefs being OK with the project. The ‘divide and conquer’ approach, as UNBC First Nations Studies professor Dr. Ross Hoffman calls it, dates all the way back to the Indian Act. According to Dr. Hoffman, the Hereditary […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202025 Views

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