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Minister’s statement on new treaty commissioner

Dec. 12, 2018 VICTORIA – Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, has issued the following statement to mark B.C.’s appointment of a new commissioner with the BC Treaty Commission: “The Province of British Columbia congratulates Angela Wesley on her two-year appointment as provincial commissioner with the BC Treaty Commission. “Angela brings tremendous experience […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20186 Views

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British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

A journalist requested access to records about the Site C project. BC Hydro disclosed some records but refused to disclose information under ss. 14 (solicitor client privilege), 17 (harm to financial … View post NT5

by aanationtalk on December 12, 20186 Views

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Former B.C. children’s representative says she warned province about lack of case visits – The Globe and Mail

A former B.C. children’s representative says she repeatedly warned the province that government social workers were failing to visit vulnerable children — a problem underscored this week in a report about an Indigenous boy with autism who went years without ever meeting a ministry social worker despite numerous complaints. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who left the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20186 Views

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Indigenous groups on Bill C-48: ‘Is this what reconciliation is supposed to represent in Canada?’ – Globalnews.ca

December 11, 2018 Three indigenous organizations whose communities are impacted by the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act met with the federal government on Tuesday. In a press conference afterwards, Calvin Helin said he is concerned about the impact of Bill C-48 on these communities and asked, “Is this what reconciliation is supposed to represent in Canada?” […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20184 Views

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BCAFN: First Nations Leaders Gather in Ottawa for AFN Special Chiefs’ Assembly

December 10, 2018 Chiefs from British Columbia, including Regional Chief Terry Teegee, travelled to unceded Algonquin Territory last week to conduct business at the Assembly of First Nations’ Special Chiefs Assembly. The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) advocates on behalf of First Nations on issues such as treaties, Indigenous rights, land and resources. They have […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 20188 Views

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B.C. social workers’ failure to help Indigenous autistic boy ‘inexcusable,’ child’s advocate finds – The Globe and Mail

A 12-year-old Indigenous boy with autism who was taken into foster care in 2016 after being found naked, starved and screaming was the subject of eight separate reports to child protection authorities, but no social worker had ever met with him, British Columbia’s children’s representative has found. Jennifer Charlesworth said social workers failed to comply […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20185 Views

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BCAFN: First Nations Leaders meet with Prime Minister and First Ministers

Regional Chief Terry Teegee joined First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders as they met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and First Ministers this morning in Montreal for a significant discussion on economic development issues. This annual First Ministers meeting provides an important opportunity for the four levels of government to meet to discuss important issues. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 20189 Views

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Rally planned Friday morning to support Unist’ot’en Camp – Prince George Citizen

December 06, 2018 A rally is being held in Prince George this morning on behalf of a rural Aboriginal group about a four-hour drive to the west. The residents of the Unist’ot’en Camp – a sprawling wilderness region headquartered at the intersection of Wedzin Kwah and Talbits Kwah (the Morice River and Gosnell Creek, respectively) […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201811 Views

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Jason Louie re-elected to third term as chief of the Lower Kootenay Band – Creston Valley Advance

Jason Louie re-election is an opportunity to continue to guide the LKB toward self-sufficiency. December 06, 2018 By Brian Lawrence Jason Louie has been re-elected to a third term as chief of the Lower Kootenay Band (LKB), topping the polls with 48 votes in an election period that ended Nov. 30. He is joined by […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 20189 Views

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Coldwater chief won’t accept Trudeau’s apology until prime minister visits community – National Observer

December 06, 2018 The First Nations leader who received an apology from the Canadian prime minister on Tuesday for failed Trans Mountain pipeline consultations says he won’t accept the apology until Justin Trudeau visits his community. Coldwater Chief Lee Spahan had asked Trudeau to make the visit as part of a question he posed to Trudeau, after […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 20189 Views

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