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Families still full of doubts one year after MMIW inquiry – CBC Radio

This past season, The Current hosted a series of moving public forums across the country examining the tragedy of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The project was launched in October in Prince George, B.C. This episode features excerpts from community leaders, an RCMP officer and victims’ family members. ​On June 11, 1994, Matilda […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201771 Views

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Welcome to Canada sculpture unveiled – Kelowna Now

A new piece of artwork celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday was unveiled on August 19th at the Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm. The sculpture’s round sphere acts as a representation of a country of people from all over the world, while the tipi represents the indigenous peoples’ shoulders that the country was built upon. It also […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201716 Views

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BCAFN Summer 2017 Newsletter – BCAFN

We endeavour to provide our membership with an update of active and ongoing areas of BC Assembly of First Nation’s (BCAFN) work and a summary of upcoming meetings/events. Read More: http://bcafn.ca/bcafn-summer-2017-newsletter/

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201715 Views

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Analysis: Amid Trans Mountain uncertainty, pro-pipeline Indigenous peoples make a pitch for development – CBC

It’s a ‘myth’ that First Nation interests are always aligned with environmentalists, First Nations leader says August 21, 2017 Some Indigenous leaders in B.C. scored a major victory recently after they successfully lobbied Premier John Horgan to join a legal fight to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The $7.4 billion project, which got the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2017107 Views

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“Nimoshom And His Bus” – a bookwrap – Baby Book Worms

August 21, 2017 Cree /ˈkriː/ (also known as Cree–Montagnais–Naskapi) is a dialect continuum of Algonquian languages spoken by approximately 117,000 people across Canada, from the Northwest Territories and Alberta to Labrador. If classified as one language, it is the aboriginal language with the highest number of speakers in Canada. “Nimoshom And His Bus” Authored by Penny M. Thomas Illustrated by Karen Hibbard Age […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2017102 Views

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Katzie aim to restore safety on reserve – BCLocalNews.com

Aug 18, 2017 Emily-Ann Chick didn’t think much about it a few weeks ago when she posted a comment about her little sister being scared by a woman walking around on the Katzie Reserve without any clothes. Chick relayed her frustrations on social media, which resulted in Katzie First Nation chief Susan Miller calling an […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 201771 Views

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United Way of Northern B.C. awards grants for crisis hotlines – Quesnel Cariboo Observer

United Way of Northern B.C. awards $18,000 and a $7,500 grant to the Crisis Prevention, Intervention and Information Centre of Northern B.C. for two of its programs. Aug 18th, 2017 United Way of Northern B.C. (UWNBC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $18,000 and a $7,500 grant to the Crisis Prevention, Intervention […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 201755 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada clarifies when regulatory bodies may be relied on to fulfill the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples – Dentons.com

August 15, 2017 As the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) explained in Haida1 and Carrier Sekani2, it is open to legislatures to empower regulatory bodies to play a role in fulfilling the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples. Carrier Sekani further clarified that, whether the Crown may rely, in whole or in part, on a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201797 Views

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Forest fire smoke leads to evacuation – BCLocalNews.com

Aug 15, 2017 Smoke from an increasing number of forest fires in northwestern Ontario has prompted the evacuation of a First Nation in the region, officials said Tuesday. Deb MacLean, a fire information officer with the province’s forest fire fighting centre in Dryden, Ont., said there have been a rapidly rising number of fires in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2017112 Views

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Prairie Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 16, 2017 (Sask-NDP-Leadership) A Regina M-L-A says he’s all in for a second run at the provincial N-D-P leadership. Trent Wotherspoon says he’s ready to lead the fight for the people and the province. First elected in 2007, Wotherspoon ran for the party leaderhip in 2013 but lost to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2017108 Views

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