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Indian Act’s 143 years of sex-based discrimination finally ends, thanks in part to B.C. women – Straight.com

August 19th, 2019 The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and Indigenous feminists are applauding the elimination of sex-based inequities in a federal law dealing with Indigenous peoples. On August 15, the Canadian government implemented provisions of Bill S-3, abolishing the last remaining gender-discriminating provisions in the Indian Act. “Today I am relieved, and happy,” long-time […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 20195 Views

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Statement: Implementation of Bill S-3, eliminating sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act, long overdue

Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia – The First Nations Summit applauds the long -awaited implementation of all provisions contained in Bill S-3 – An Act to amend the Indian Act in response to the Superior Court of Quebec decision in Descheneaux et. al. v. Canada, thus finally eliminating sex-based discrimination from Indian Act registration […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 20196 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports a Commemorative Project to Mark the 100th Anniversary of the Williams Lake Stampede

From: Canadian Heritage WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia, August 16, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced today that the Government of Canada is providing $95,000 to the Williams Lake Indian Band to support the creation of a commemorative stampede display. The Williams Lake Indian Band, or T’exelc First Nation, is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201911 Views

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Comment: North Cowichan forestry appointment makes sense – Times Colonist

Larry Pynn’s commentary could leave a casual reader with some wrong impressions of the role played by Cedar Elliott, the operations manager for Khowutzun Forest Services (KFS) with respect to his membership on North Cowichan’s Forest Advisory Committee. In spite of Pynn’s insistence that there is “no reason to think [Elliott] is not a good […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201911 Views

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Indigenous peoples to have one more voice at the table – BCLocalNews

Coast Funds announced a new shareholder proxy voting system Aug. 13, 2019 The rights of Indigenous peoples could be amplified with a new shareholder proxy voting system announced last week by the Coast Conservation Endowment Fund Foundation (Coast Funds). Coast Funds is an Indigenous-led conservation finance organization in partnership with the province of B.C, federal […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201910 Views

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As Nisga’a Government Silences a Whistleblower, the Need for a Free Press Becomes Clear – TheTyee.ca

Citizens of other First Nations working toward treaties can learn from what’s happening in the courts. Imagine if a federal government employee tried to leak information to the public or media because he felt people needed to know what was being done in secret. And imagine that the government silenced him with a court injunction […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201911 Views

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Minister Carla Qualtrough reaffirms commitment to reconciliation, diversity and inclusion for all Canadians

From: Public Services and Procurement Canada Government of Canada removes Harry Stevens’ name from building in Vancouver, B.C. August 9, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Public Services and Procurement Canada The Government of Canada is committed to reconciliation, diversity and inclusion. This includes acknowledging past wrongs, such as the Komagata Maru incident. Today, the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201918 Views

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Fisheries Agreement Will Get Fishers Back on the Water

On July 26, 2019, Coastal First Nations signed an historic fisheries resources agreement with the Federal Government that will help revitalize fisheries throughout our coastal communities. The fishing industry has always been an integral part of our economies, and healthy fish and marine ecosystems are fundamental to our economic and cultural wellbeing. However, for many […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 20198 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada reaffirms commitment to reconciliation, diversity and inclusion

From: Public Services and Procurement Canada August 8, 2019 The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, and Minister Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, along with other local members of Parliament and members of the South Asian and First Nations communities, will acknowledge […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201912 Views

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Lessons from the Protest Papers – TheTyee.ca

Anti-pipeline activists and Indigenous groups face the ‘chilling effect’ of government and industry surveillance. Will it stop them? The thousands of pages of documents, even in their heavily redacted form, suggest CSIS — the Canadian Security Intelligence Service — spied on opponents of the now-defunct Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, including Indigenous groups. And the spy […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201911 Views

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