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Canada and Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance strengthen nation-to-nation relationship with signing of Pathways Agreement

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada June 25, 2019 – Victoria, BC – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership is key to achieving reconciliation. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Chief Liliane Squinas, Chief Clifford Lebrun […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 20197 Views

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B.C. would nix government cannabis store to cool fight with Cowichan Tribes – Times Colonist

June 25, 2019 B.C.’s minister responsible for cannabis says he would be fine if the provincial government abandoned its plans for a cannabis store in a Cowichan Valley shopping mall if that would help cool a dispute with the largest First Nation in the province. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said Monday he does not care […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 20193 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council Welcomes the Passage of Rights Affirming Indigenous Child Welfare Legislation

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is pleased with the passage of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families which received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019, National Indigenous Peoples Day. This legislation affirms the inherent jurisdiction over children and families held by First […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20197 Views

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B.C.’s largest First Nation accuses province of conflict on cannabis licences – The Province

Cowichan Tribes have hit a wall of red tape in Victoria, even at the province forges ahead with its competing application VICTORIA — B.C.’s largest First Nation is accusing the provincial government of stalling its application for a retail cannabis licence while it races to open its own public store in the community’s prime retail […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20198 Views

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BCAFN: First Nations Leadership Council Celebrates the Passing of Bill C-91, An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – June 21, 2019) Today, Canada’s Governor General provided Bill C-91, An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages royal assent, thus passing the bill into Canadian Law. The FNLC celebrates this historic achievement as a significant first step in taking the urgent action needed to preserve, protect and promote endangered Indigenous languages throughout Canada, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20195 Views

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BCAFN: Death of Bill C-262 A Clear Step Backwards for Reconciliation

The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) consisting of the executive members of the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN), First Nations Summit (FNS) and Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is deeply disappointed with the apparent death of Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201911 Views

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(BC) Premier’s statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2019 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day: “On National Indigenous Peoples Day, people around British Columbia and across Canada celebrate and honour the diverse cultures, knowledge, economies, governance, history and resilience of Indigenous peoples who have lived on this land since time immemorial. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20199 Views

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RCYBC: Representative’s Statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day

This National Indigenous Peoples Day, it is more important than ever that we use the occasion to take action towards reconciliation. This is not symbolic, nor is it simply an aspirational goal. As recent initiatives such as the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls have so clearly shown, it’s time for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20198 Views

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Vaughn Palmer: Retired judge says if pipeline expansion stalls, Ottawa isn’t to blame – Vancouver Sun

Opinion: The Iacobucci report suggests that if the project stalls again, it won’t be because Ottawa again failed to meet its obligations to consult and accommodate Indigenous people. June 19, 2019 VICTORIA — When a court ruled that Canada had fallen short in consulting First Nations on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, the federal government […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201913 Views

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BCAFN Statement on Trans Mountain Expansion Approval

(Musqueam Territory, Vancouver, BC – June 18, 2019) – Today the government of Canada announced the approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX). In 2018 Canada bought the TMX from Kinder Morgan Inc. for $4.5 billion, shortly thereafter the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval of the project. It has become one of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201912 Views

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