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Kwaw-kwaw-a-pilt is the 80th Framework Agreement signatory to vote YES!

On April 10th, 2018 Kwaw-Kwaw-a-pilt First Nation members voted 93% in favour of adopting a land code. KKAFN is the 80th First Nation in Canada to now be operating with their own lands management jurisdiction. KKAFN is a member of the Sto:lo Nation, and the community is in the upper Fraser Valley region, near Chilliwack, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 20185 Views

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First Nations back LNG: New report

March 29, 2018 There’s a “high degree of support” among First Nations for LNG in BC, finds a new report from our Alliance and BC’s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum […] Joint Engagement Report (2018) English Report on Indigenous Procurement Opportunities for LNG (2017) English NT4

by aanationtalk on April 2, 201824 Views

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First Nation gets land transferred as part of resort deal in British Columbia – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 7, 2018 VALEMOUNT, B.C. _ Crown land has been transferred to the Simpcw First Nation as part of a deal related to the development of the Valemount Glacier Resort northeast of Kamloops, B.C. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson says the transfer of 185 hectares of land is an opportunity for the Simpcw to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201839 Views

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Province transfers land to Simpcw First Nation as part of resort approval – Government of BC

March 7, 2018 VALEMOUNT – The Province is transferring 185 hectares of Crown land in the Tete Jaune Cache and Valemount areas to the Simpcw First Nation, as part of accommodation for the Valemount Glacier Destination resort approval, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson has announced. “We’re pleased to support […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201851 Views

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Land purchase advances Malahat Nation toward treaty

VICTORIA – British Columbia is taking action to advance treaty negotiations with Malahat Nation through the purchase of private land. The Province has purchased approximately 230 hectares for $9 million on southern Vancouver Island, which is intended to become part of Malahat Nation’s treaty lands when a treaty is concluded and comes into effect. The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 201851 Views

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Commissioners reflect on the 10th anniversary of the FNTC

In 2017, the FNTC celebrated 10 years of operation. To honour the anniversary, Commissioners reflected on progress over the last decade. Watch the video here. NT5

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 201836 Views

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Tsilhqot’in Nation Commends Williams Lake Indian Band on Supreme Court of Canada Victory

February 7, 2018, Williams Lake, B.C: The Tsilhqot’in National Government commends the Williams Lake Indian Band on their recent Supreme Court of Canada victory that affirmed their specific claim and the illegal actions taken by the Colony of British Columbia and the Government of Canada. The Tsilhqot’in Nation honours the resilience and persistence of the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201846 Views

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Supreme Court rules tribunal can address pre-Confederation Indigenous grievances – The Globe and Mail

February 2, 2018 A tribunal set up to consider the historical grievances of Indigenous peoples can hold the Canadian government legally responsible for pre-Confederation acts of colonial governments, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday morning. The court made the ruling in resolving a grievance older than Canada, deciding that the Colony of British Columbia […]

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 201857 Views

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Supreme Court sides with B.C. First Nation in ancestral land dispute – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 2, 2018 10:39 OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada has sided with a British Columbia First Nation in a dispute over its traditional lands. In a split decision released Friday, the high court restored a tribunal ruling in favour of the Williams Lake Indian Band, which had argued the pre-Confederation colony of British Columbia failed to protect […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 201876 Views

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B.C. First Nation claims Victoria area island, alleging treaty rights violated – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 31, 2018 VANCOUVER _ A British Columbia First Nation is claiming title to a private island off Victoria that is currently owned by one of the world’s richest men and is valued at more than $54 million. James Island, the largest privately owned Island in B.C., is currently registered to J.I. Properties […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201836 Views

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