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Media Statement – UBCIC Supports Indigenous Land Defense and Acknowledges CPR Joining Call for Trudeau to meet Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Leadership

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – February 21, 2020) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) recognizes the Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CPR) honourable conduct in relation to Secwepemcul’ecw Land Defenders who occupied part of the railway yesterday. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, UBCIC President, stated “CPR chose direct and respectful engagement with Secwepemcul’ecw […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20204 Views

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Lawrie McFarlane: Pipeline fight a symptom of the Indigenous divide – Times Colonist

February 23, 202 The Wet’suwet’en protests of the past few weeks illustrate vividly why B.C. should not have adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Our provincial government took this step last November, with a vague but sweeping statute that promised to align public policy with “the distinct languages, cultures, customs, practices, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20207 Views

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Métis Nation BC celebrates major milestone in registering its 20,000th citizen

Surrey, B.C. (February 20, 2020) – A delegation of Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) leaders, staff, and citizens today proudly presented a citizenship card to Jason Smart, the 20,000th registered Métis Citizen in British Columbia. “It is a truly a significant milestone for our Nation to present Mr. Smart with this citizenship card,” says MNBC […]

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Halting Coastal GasLink is ‘not an option’: Horgan – Alaska Highway News

February 21, 2020 Premier John Horgan rejected calls to halt the $6.6 billion Coastal GasLink project at a media availability Thursday and addressed the serious issues of protesters blockading railroads and even his own home. Horgan briefed reporters on a call he had Feb. 19 with Canada’s premiers on the question of how to deal […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202018 Views

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City of Nanaimo: Raising a flag for reconciliation

February 20, 2020 Snuneymuxw First Nation flag returns to City Hall At 9:30 am this morning, a Snuneymuxw First Nation flag placement ceremony occurred on the steps of City Hall. Returning the flag to its permanent position recognizes the important relationship between the City of Nanaimo and the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Mayor Krog and Chief […]

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UBCM: Budget Speech Highlights

Feb. 19, 2020 Finance Minister Carole James delivered the provincial budget in the legislature Tuesday. Minister James announced a surplus in the current fiscal year of $203 million, with projections of modest surpluses between $179 and $374 million over three years. The budget provided updates on cannabis revenue and expenditure projections, increased funding for wildfire […]

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CRCC Response to Concerns about RCMP Actions in Wet’suwet’en Territory raised by the BCCLA, the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs and the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs

Ottawa – 2020-02-20 February 13, 2020 BY MAIL AND EMAIL British Columbia Civil Liberties Association Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs C/O Harsha Walia Executive Director British Columbia Civil Liberties Association 306-268 Keefer Street Vancouver, BC   V6A 1X5 Dear B.C. Civil Liberties Association, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, and Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs: The […]

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Victoria Reconciliation Dialogue #4: Sir John A. Macdonald in Conversation

February 19, 2020 Dialogue #4: Sir John A. Macdonald in Conversation Monday, March 2, 2020 from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. approx. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) VENUE UPDATE: Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street Guided by Dr. Cindy Blackstock and Mayor Lisa Helps, this conversation will open with a performance by the Lekwungen Traditional […]

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Why 2 different kinds of Wet’suwet’en leaders support and oppose the gas pipeline – CBC

Band councils are responsible for reserves, traditional chiefs claim authority over larger territory Feb 19, 2020 Anti-pipeline protesters from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory just east of Belleville, Ont., continue their blockade that has forced CN Rail to shut down its network east of Toronto. Protesters say the blockade is in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs […]

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Jonathan Kay – Meet Canada’s new racists: our self-mortifying ‘progressive’ urbanites – National Post

Witness the white people demanding we strip away democratic Indigenous autonomy and deny First Nations the benefits of resource development Next year will mark a quarter century since the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) released its final report, a five-year undertaking that laid out a proposed architecture for a new relationship between the Canadian […]

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