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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, 201914 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, 201938 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, 201921 Views

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First Nations elders bless land for Colwood development – Saanich News

Development permit issued to the Aboriginal Land Trust for 124 units of affordable housing Jun. 13, 2019 The stalled Wale Road development site in Colwood is seeing some activity as First Nations elders blessed the land last week. On June 5, members of Colwood Council and staff participated in a land blessing ceremony at 342 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201916 Views

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Nine Tribes Oppose B.C. Government Sale of their Land to the Nisga’a

PRINCE RUPERT, BC and COAST TSIMSHIAN TERRITORY, June 7, 2019 /CNW/ – Today the Nine Tribes of the Coast Tsimshian hosted an information blockade in their traditional territory along Highway 16 to tell the public why the B.C. Government should meet with them and work collaboratively on a shared solution regarding the Nasoga Gulf Lands, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201932 Views

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Hundreds of homeowners angered over proposed development on WFN land – Summerland Review

Westbank First Nation are seeking to rezone Lot 348-3 from low density to high density area May. 23, 2019 More than 400 Sonoma Pines homeowners are pleading for the Westbank First Nation (WFN) to reconsider proposed rezoning plans for parcel of land adjacent to their neighbourhood. Homeowner Mary Trueman said she and her neighbours were […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201962 Views

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Department of National Defence and K’ómoks First Nation sign shared access agreement to Goose Spit – My Comoxvalley Now

May. 7th, 2019 COMOX, B.C. – K’ómoks First Nation, 19 Wing Comox, and the Department of National Defence (DND) took part in a signing ceremony today that will provide the Nation with access to its reserve lands on Goose Spit in Comox. Colonel Martin Gros-Jean, Commander of Real Property Operations for DND, along with 19 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201935 Views

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New access to Katzie lands in the works – Maple Ridge News

Pitt Meadows and Katzie First Nation working toward new route The City of Pitt Meadows and Katzie First Nation are working together on a new road to access the reserve. The city and band are asking the Ministry of Transportation for a secondary access to come into the reserve from the northeast side. The Aquilini […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201935 Views

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Non-band residents pass on $50K bill to stay on Semiahmoo reserve – CBC

More than 30 people prepare to leave lands as First Nation transitions to clean water supply Apr 26, 2019 For nearly three decades, Naomi Mitchell has heated her home with firewood, hauling chopped logs from outside to her wood stove. At nearly 80-years-old, it takes a bit of effort, but she still prefers her quaint […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201927 Views

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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, 201951 Views

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