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Cowichan Tribes members to vote on taking back control of its lands – CHEK

April 21, 2019 WATCH: Vancouver Island’s largest First Nation wants to take back control of its land. Cowichan Tribes members will be voting on transferring control from Ottawa to the band. If successful, the band says it would lead to new economic opportunities. Kendall Hanson reports. Cowichan Tribes runs numerous successful businesses, and they want […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 20195 Views

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Landowner donates property to Lheidli T’enneh – Prince George Citizen

April 17, 2019 A private landowner is donating two regional district lots to the original keepers of the land. For the past few decades, Penelope Harris has owned the two parcels of undeveloped forest in the Willow River community. She never spent any time with the land, owning it as an investment property. On Wednesday, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201912 Views

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New land added to B.C.’s parks and protected areas

March 25, 2019 VICTORIA – Proposed amendments to the Protected Areas of British Columbia Act will expand B.C.’s parks and protected areas system, adding approximately 107 hectares of new land to six existing Class A parks. To reflect ancestral connections and support reconciliation efforts, the amendments also include renaming John Dean Park to ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201946 Views

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Aboriginal Lands – Duties of the Crown – Fair dealing and reconciliation – The Lawyer’s Daily

March 26, 2019 Appeal by the Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government and the Tsilhqot’in Nation from a judicial review judgment. The appellants held judicially recognized aboriginal hunting, trapping and trade rights in their traditional territory. They also conducted fishing, gathering, and spiritual and ceremonial activities in the area that were of special significance to their […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201939 Views

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Island built 1,000 years ago by LBN ancestors – Burns Lake District News

Mar 20, 2019 Economic activity and engineering has been happening around Babine Lake for at least 1,000 years, archaeological field research has found. During a presentation on March 14 for Aboriginal History Week at the College of New Caledonia, Dr. Farid Rahemtulla of the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) spoke about discoveries made in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201917 Views

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Indigenous guardian patrols offer ‘eyes on the land’ across Canada – OurWindsor

VANCOUVER—When flooding last year broke open a fish ladder that allowed spawning salmon to get upriver near Cache Creek, B.C., locals trained as “guardians” from the nearby First Nation responded to the disaster first. They’d been warning about a growing hole in the critical fisheries structure — which looks like a stairway covered in water […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201931 Views

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City studies Harbourview lands – 93.3 The Peak

March 12, 2019 City Council has asked staff to draft a request for proposals for the Harbourview lands. The controversial city properties have once again garnered the attention of developers, and city council says they’re open to proposals. Mayor Sharie Minions said the Tseshaht First Nation had indicated historical interest in the property, and the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 201933 Views

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First Nations, partners launch consultation for development of Vancouver’s Jericho Lands – National Observer

March 6th 2019 Centuries ago, the Jericho Lands were home to large cedar plank longhouses, where thousands of people from up and down the Pacific Coast would gather. They would fish for smelt, coho and chum from nearby creeks and the ocean and hunt for deer and elk on the land. The people of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201924 Views

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True reconciliation’: City of Quesnel to restore ownership of city park to Lhtako Dene First Nation – CBC

Plans to build Indigenous cultural centre based on traditional pit houses also underway Feb 21, 2019 The City of Quesnel is restoring ownership of a public park to the Lhtako Dene First Nation in a step toward what Mayor Bob Simpson calls “true reconciliation” in the central B.C. community. Ceal Tingley Memorial Park is located at […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201933 Views

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Report: Challenges, Progress, and Opportunities for Sustainable Land Use in BC

February 12, 2019 Land use is incredibly complex. Topics and issues like ecosystem health, First Nations right and title, natural resource management, and rural community needs are inter-related. In 2018, the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) partnered with The Firelight Group to examine trends, challenges, and opportunities for sustainable land use. Through this project, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201932 Views

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