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Provincial ministers condemn ‘racist anti-Indigenous vandalism’ on Coast – Coast Reporter

RCMP investigating banner at a Pender Harbour school, defaced highway signs July 10, 2020 Two provincial cabinet ministers and local MLA Nicholas Simons have issued a joint statement condemning “recent acts of racist anti-Indigenous vandalism on the Sunshine Coast.” Sunshine Coast RCMP are investigating after a sign was strung up between the welcome poles at […]

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Independent investigator to determine extent of anti-Indigenous racism in B.C. health-care system – CBC

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond said presence of racism in B.C. health-care system is not in question Jul 09, 2020 Independent investigator Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who was asked to look into B.C.’s health-care system, says her examination will be wide-ranging and will attempt to determine the range and extent of anti-Indigenous racism in the system. “This investigation is not […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 20207 Views

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New Affordable Homes For Indigenous Peoples In Langford – Business Examiner

LANGFORD – Construction is underway on 40 new homes for Indigenous families, individuals and Elders in Langford through a partnership between the Province, M’akola Housing Society and the City of Langford. “Housing is the foundation on which people build their lives, and everyone in our community deserves a safe, secure and affordable home,” said Premier […]

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First Nation seeks permit to hunt sea lions, seals; expects long wait – Times Colonist

July 9, 2020 A First Nations group lobbying for a commercial hunt on seals and sea lions doesn’t expect to get its permit approved for at least the next two years. Fisheries and Oceans Canada returned a permit application to Pacific Balance Marine Management with a request for more information to continue the application process, […]

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Indigenous People Don’t Feel Safe Accessing Health Care. Here’s What Has to Change – TheTyee.ca

It will require big systemic shifts, but also smaller things like signage, say experts. Fighting systemic racism in health care will take more than educating individual health-care providers in British Columbia, experts say. Reports that health-care staff in B.C.’s emergency rooms played racist “games” based on guessing Indigenous patients’ blood alcohol levels have drawn renewed […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 20208 Views

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BC First Nations Celebrate Culture and Wellness Online – FNHA

Jul 07, 2020 ​In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, First Nations and Indigenous people across BC are celebrating culture, wellness and resilience at events sponsored by FNHA Wellness Grants. Over the coming weeks, grants will support innovative online celebrations, reflecting the current provincial COVID-19 guidelines. The FNHA is sponsoring 114 events that reflect the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 20208 Views

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Surrey in rare position to redefine policing amid calls for for defunding – News1130

Jul 8, 2020 SURREY — One of British Columbia’s largest cities is in a unique position to redefine policing at a time when anti-racism advocates are calling for an overhaul. Surrey was in the midst of replacing the largest RCMP detachment in Canada with a municipal force when the police killing of George Floyd in […]

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First Nations-led study indicates spirit bear needs more protected habitat – Vancouver Sun

Christina Service was two years into her research with a bear research team when she saw her first spirit bear. Bears, including the rare white-coated Kermode bear known as the spirit bear, are not stealthy creatures. Service calls them the “all terrain vehicles of the forest — you hear them coming, crashing through the bush.” […]

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Rental, non-market and shelter complex slated for East Hastings – urbanYVR

Two 14-storey towers with social and rental housing, plus shelter space, are proposed next to the East Hastings Street/Raymur overpass in the Downtown Eastside. Low Hammond Rowe Architects of Victoria designed the complex, which is planned for a vacant parcel of city-owned land next to the CN Rail right-of-way. The mixed-use development will include: 85 […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202012 Views

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First Nations hit with more overdose deaths: officials – Times Colonist

July 7, 2020 The recent spike in overdose deaths in B.C. is disproportionately affecting First Nations, according to health officials. Of 554 suspected illicit-drug toxicity deaths in B.C. between Jan. 1 and May 31, 16 per cent were First Nations, Métis and Inuit people — even though they make up only 3.4 per cent of […]

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