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More than a sixth of all Central Okanagan children are living in poverty: report – KelownaNow

More than a sixth of all children in the Central Okanagan are living in poverty, a new report has found. The 2019 BC Child Poverty Report Card showed that 17% of all children in the region live in poverty, compared to 15% of residents of all ages. An astonishing 48% of all children in single-parent […]

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Band opens new cannabis shops – Oliver Chronicle

January 24, 2020 It’s the Osoyoos Indian Band’s turn to jump into the cannabis dispensary business. The band recently opened Indigenous Bloom in Senkulmen Business Park (next to Tim Hortons), and soon plans to open another shop in Osoyoos. Chief Clarence Louie said they have partnered with Indigenous Bloom to sell medicinal and recreational cannabis […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20209 Views

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BC introduces 6 skills training programs for Indigenous communities – Canadian HR Reporter

‘These new programs will create pathways to tens of thousands of in-demand jobs’ The Industry Training Authority (ITA), a government agency in British Columbia, is investing $7.5 million to support six two-year training programs meant to help Indigenous communities get into the workforce. The programs will address community priorities and opportunities with courses ranging from […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20209 Views

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The Coastal GasLink dispute highlights the complicated, essential need to balance rights – The Globe and Mail

Sam Adkins is a lawyer with a focus on Indigenous law, based in Vancouver. Private landowners in Richmond, B.C., might be surprised to learn that there is currently an aboriginal title claim winding its way through the courts that affects hundreds of private properties. More surprisingly, the court does not want them to know about […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20209 Views

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Human rights groups slam Vancouver police ‘street check’ policy – Vancouver Is Awesome

B.C. Civil Liberties Association lawyer: ‘We believe it misses the mark’ Two organizations that advocate strongly for human rights say a new policy on how Vancouver police conduct street checks is flawed and needs to be revised or scrapped to ensure innocent people don’t get interrogated by officers. Representatives from the B.C. Civil Liberties Association […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20208 Views

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Who speaks for the Wet’suwet’en people? Making sense of the Coastal GasLink conflict – The Globe and Mail

January 24, 2020 Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Q.C., M.P., is the independent member of Parliament for the British Columbia riding of Vancouver Granville. “Our people are in a profound period of transition and of nation building or rebuilding.” I said these words when I was regional chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations some […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20208 Views

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Human rights agency backs call by U.N. racism committee to freeze construction projects pending consultation – Canadian Lawyer

Human rights agency backs call by U.N. racism committee to freeze construction projects pending consultation Amnesty International Canada is asking the governments of Canada, British Columbia and Alberta to listen to the call of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in order to uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples. In an open […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202010 Views

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First Nations voices in support of Coastal GasLink project silenced by fear, says LNG Canada official – CBC

Haisla leader says she has been called a ‘colonizer’ for supporting natural gas project Jan 23, 2020 A senior corporate official with the joint venture behind an LNG terminal project that would eventually ship natural gas from the Coastal GasLink pipeline says First Nations people who support the project are being silenced by “bullying and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 20209 Views

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Editorial | No pipeline against Indigenous consent is a good pipeline – The Martlet

January 22, 2020 The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs evicted Coastal GasLink workers earlier this month, clearly expressing their lack of consent for the pipeline on unceded lands. Throughout the past few weeks, protests have responded to the international call for solidarity from Unist’ot’en Camp and Gidimt’en Checkpoint. Somehow, the B.C. government has deemed that the Coastal […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 20209 Views

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12 people arrested after Indigenous demonstrators occupy B.C. minister’s office – Global News

January 22, 2020 Victoria police say 12 adults were arrested, after a group of Indigenous youth protesters occupied the offices of the Ministry of Energy overnight. Demonstrators descended on the office for the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Tuesday afternoon in opposition of the Coastal GasLink project. Victoria police say the standoff lasted […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 20206 Views

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