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Tanya Tagaq, Joshua Whitehead among finalists for Indigenous Voices Awards – Richmond Sentinel

May-15-2019 VANCOUVER — The Indigenous Voices Awards are building on their inaugural success as a launching pad for Indigenous literary talent with a fresh crop of finalists, an organizer says. Tanya Tagaq and Joshua Whitehead are among the 17 rising Indigenous writers who have been shortlisted for the second annual IVAs. Tagaq’s “Split Tooth” (Viking […]

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‘Were you turned on by this at all?’: RCMP officer asks Indigenous youth during sexual assault report – APTN News

May 13, 2019 Video obtained by APTN Investigates shows a Kelowna RCMP officer interviewing an under-aged Indigenous teen for more than two hours after she reported a sexual assault while in care of the B.C child welfare system. APTN is protecting the victim’s identity. The youth is left alone with male officers throughout the two […]

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Decision on Indigenous hunting rights ‘will be picked up in other parts of the world’: lawyer – The Lawyer’s Daily

May 15, 2019 An Indigenous man from the United States has had his acquittal for unlawful hunting upheld after the B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled his Aboriginal right to hunt was protected by the Canadian Constitution. Richard Lee Desautel is a member of the Lakes Tribe of the Colville Confederated Tribes in Washington state, […]

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UNDRIP could open industry opportunity door for First Nations – Business in Vancouver

May 15, 2019 There’s a prevailing perception among business leaders and investors and even within some First Nations communities that you can’t get a resource development project built in B.C. Of course, that’s not necessarily the case. There are numerous examples of successful resource projects proceeding in B.C. with active participation from Indigenous communities. The […]

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Western red cedars die off as extended dry spells continue, say experts – CBC

May 14, 2019 ‘First well-known species that’s likely to disappear’ due to lack of moisture, says forest pathologist Some Western red cedars are struggling after repeated periods of drought and experts say the tree could vanish for good in spots with shallow, dry, rocky soil if current climate patterns continue. When Nick Page started posting […]

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LNG projects: Slow but not dead – CBA National

To export to resource, project proponents must first have meaningful interactions with First Nations. That means recognizing that distinct legal systems are at work. In 2013, the BC Liberals’ pledged to wipe out the province’s debt by building liquid natural gas terminals worth $100 billion to the province — a bit of a pipe dream, […]

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Volunteers wanted – Times Colonist

May 14, 2019 Want to volunteer? Explore these opportunities and find more at Volunteer Victoria: 250-386-2269 or volunteervictoria.bc.ca The MS Society: Is looking for volunteers to help with the route marshal position from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sunday, May 26 at Cadboro/Gyro Park. Route marshals are located along the route and help with the safety […]

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Elizabeth May’s Greens Need to Fix Their Indigenous ‘Vision’ – The Tyee

Party’s positions are thin, unrealistic and riddled with embarrassing errors. The Green Party by-election victory in Nanaimo on May 6th could be called a breakthrough — it is only their second federal electoral victory, and coming days after the near election of a Green provincial government in Prince Edward Island, it shows that increasingly many […]

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Site C workforce grows by 180 in March – Alaska Highway News

May 13, 2019 Employment on BC Hydro’s Site C dam increased to 3,674 workers in March 2019, up nearly 200 jobs from February, according to the latest employment report. There were 794 Peace Region residents employed as construction and non-construction contractors, representing roughly 22% of the project’s total workforce. Local workers make up 26% of […]

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Introducing Land Crafted – The Narwhal

A five-part video series on the unique challenges facing northern Indigenous entrepreneurs, coming Tuesday Canada’s North can be a difficult place to live, and a much harder place to make a living as a business owner. The odds are stacked against small businesses here: costs are high beyond anything most Canadians can imagine, for everything […]

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