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Indigenous hereditary law at stake in energy legal battle: lawyer – APTN News

December 12, 2018 A subsidiary of TransCanada Corp. says it’s poised to lose “billions of dollars” if it can’t start work on a natural gas pipeline being blocked by an Indigenous clan. The drama playing out in a remote part of northwestern B.C. is scheduled to be heard in a Prince George courtroom Thursday. “It’s […]

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Changing the narrative for Indigenous youth – UVic News

December 12, 2018 A UVic distance student aims to change what Indigenous youth think about post-secondary education “As an Indigenous student, no one asked what university I planned to attend or even if I was interested in post-secondary,” says Santanna Hernandez. Now a mother of four, Hernandez will graduate from the University of Victoria in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 20184 Views

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New app uses Indigenous basketry patterns to teach math concepts – SFU News

December 12, 2018 The cedar basketry designs of the Tla’amin Nation, just north of Powell River, B.C. on the Sunshine Coast, can now be shared with schoolchildren using an interactive, online application where they can recreate these beautiful geometric patterns. Undergraduate students in SFU’s Department of Mathematics collaborated with the nation last year to design […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20186 Views

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First Nations hope new accord with BC, Ottawa may ‘turn the page’ on denial of rights – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 11, 2018 The federal and B.C. governments have signed a new agreement with First Nations representatives in the province aimed at changing treaty negotiations, but an Indigenous rights lawyer says a lot remains… Read More: https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/9079/first-nations-hope-new-accord-with-b-c-ottawa-may-turn-the-page-on-denial-of-rights?category=news

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New AMS committee to strengthen Indigenous voices in society governance – Ubyssey Online

Dec. 11, 2018 Indigenous students will now have a stronger voice within the AMS. On November 28, AMS Council formally approved the creation of an Indigenous committee after over a year of lobbying from Indigenous students. The approval of the committee closely follows the AMS’s apology for their treatment of Indigenous peoples. Rodney Little Mustache, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20185 Views

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Former B.C. children’s representative says she warned province about lack of case visits – The Globe and Mail

A former B.C. children’s representative says she repeatedly warned the province that government social workers were failing to visit vulnerable children — a problem underscored this week in a report about an Indigenous boy with autism who went years without ever meeting a ministry social worker despite numerous complaints. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who left the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20187 Views

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Indigenous groups on Bill C-48: ‘Is this what reconciliation is supposed to represent in Canada?’ – Globalnews.ca

December 11, 2018 Three indigenous organizations whose communities are impacted by the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act met with the federal government on Tuesday. In a press conference afterwards, Calvin Helin said he is concerned about the impact of Bill C-48 on these communities and asked, “Is this what reconciliation is supposed to represent in Canada?” […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20185 Views

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New Parents Legal Centre aims to keep Indigenous families together – Prince George Citizen

December 11, 2018 B.C’s provider of legal aid has opened a special office in Prince George to lower the prevalence of Indigenous children going into government care. Called the Parents Legal Centre, it’s located at 302-1488 4th Ave., (the Scotiabank building) and is operated by the Legal Services Society. It is designed to increase the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20186 Views

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Indigenous cannabis store testing Canadian law – Prince George Citizen

December 11, 2018 Members of the Kwaw-kwaw-Apilt First Nation are clashing with Canadian and provincial laws by operating a cannabis store near Chilliwack and First Nations advocates say the federal government should have foreseen the conflict. Ottawa signed a pact with provinces in the spring that requires provincial governments to charge a 10 per cent […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20184 Views

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‘Native American’ Tsawwassen First Nation chief makes most influential list – Delta-Optimist

December 10, 2018 It’s a nice bit of recognition, even though they got where he comes from wrong. The group Apolitical, a global policy platform, has named Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Bryce Williams as one of the world’s most influential young people under 35 who are making an impact early in their government careers. The […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20189 Views

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