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Anti pipeline protesters released days before weeklong jail sentences end – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 20, 2018 MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. _ Several pipeline protesters were released from a British Columbia jail on Sunday, a few days before their weeklong sentences were set to end. Seven protesters in all were sentenced to a week in jail on Aug. 15, after pleading guilty to contempt charges in B.C. Supreme […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 20184 Views

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Don’t blow off bus need – Castanet.net

Aug 17, 2018 Greyhound Canada’s decision to cut services in Western Canada this fall will have a major impact on many rural Albertans, contrary to what Lee Harding wrote in his recent opinion piece, Gov’t should get off the bus. Many Albertans – particularly those living in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities, rely on the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201810 Views

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BR Wildfires BC Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 17, 2018  PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – — (Recasts with Kimberley evacuation alert) — A new wildfire evacuation alert has been issued for the entire city of Kimberley, B-C and other properties directly south and southwest of the city in the Regional District East Kootenay. The city in southeast B-C […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201811 Views

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There’s been a lot of devastation:’ man whose family lost homes in B.C. fire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2018 PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. _ Residents of a tiny northwestern British Columbia town ravaged by a massive wildfire are determined to extinguish the flames and rebuild their community, family members say. Dan Edzerza Sr. and his daughter Kristina Michaud are collecting donations of money and dried goods for evacuees after a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 20189 Views

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Arrests in Burnaby, B.C., as order against Kinder Morgan protest camp enforced – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2018  BURNABY, B.C. _ The RCMP arrested protesters Thursday as officers enforced a court injunction to dismantle a protest camp and snuff a sacred fire at a site where the Trans Mountain pipeline ends in Burnaby, B.C. Cpl. Daniela Panesar said police began enforcing an order obtained by the City of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201811 Views

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21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act’: Bob Joseph and the Indigenous community in Canada – Rabble

August 16, 2018 The current Indian act was first passed in 1876 — it’s been amended but the original act is still in force. In 2002, there were 20 major amendments made but the fact remains that it’s based on an old act that was written when settlers’ relationships with Indigenous people was different than […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201820 Views

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All warmly welcomed at Metis Jamboree – The Williams Lake Tribune

Aug. 16, 2018 Great music and excellent food were accompanied by stellar fellowship at the Métis Jamboree at the McLeese Lake community hall this past weekend. Music filled the hall from morning to night: fiddle, guitar, bass, percussion, piano, ukulele, vocals and more. Musicians from places across Canada gathered to provide toe-tapping, heart-warming entertainment, including […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201811 Views

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Justice Institute of British Columbia aims to integrate more Indigenous knowledge in training of public-safety workers – The Georgia Straight

August 15th, 2018 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada called upon federal, provincial, and territorial governments “to commit to eliminating the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in custody over the next decade”. But achieving this objective will require far more people working in the justice system to have a much greater understanding of Indigenous cultures. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 20188 Views

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Shovel Lake Fire now estimated at 684 square kilometres – CFNR

August 15, 2018 The Chief of a Fort St. James area First Nation is encouraging members voluntarily leave the community before flames from the Shovel Lake Wildfire force an evacuation order. Alexander McKinnon of the Nak’azdli Whut’en told those gathered at a joint information session Wednesday night that 191 members left voluntarily Tuesday and a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201810 Views

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BR Macdonald Statue – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 16, 2018  VANCOUVER – The artist who created a statue of John A. Macdonald that was removed by the City of Victoria says Canada’s first prime minister was not the only leader involved in the residential school system. John William Dann of Vancouver says if the Macdonald sculpture is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 20186 Views

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