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FNLC Update on United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Legislation in BC

PURPOSE To provide an update on the status and progress of the commitment from the Government of British Columbia to introduce legislation on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration) in BC. BACKGROUND In the February 2019 Speech from the Throne, the Government of BC committed to introducing UN Declaration […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201912 Views

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Premier travels to Lower Post to meet with First Nations, visit former residential school

Oct. 9, 2019 VICTORIA – Representatives from the Taku River Tlingit, Tahltan and Kaska Dena First Nations met with Premier John Horgan on Oct. 1, 2019, in Lower Post to have important community conversations about the next steps on reconciliation. These meetings in Lower Post were part of a 2018 commitment to visit the community […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 20198 Views

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Call for LGBTQ2S+ Metis Citizen applicants for Metis Health Advisory Committee

Métis Nation British Columbia is seeking needed and welcomed additional representation from the LGBTQ2S+ Community to join MNBC’s Métis Health Advisory Committee. Applicants who are Citizens of MNBC are invited to apply to the below link. Questions and applications should be directed to MNBC’s Health Administration Assistant Marcella Williams at mwilliams@mnbc.ca Kind regards, Susie Hooper […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 20198 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council Angered and Disappointed with Canada’s Recalcitrant Appeal of CHRT Ruling

October 7, 2019 (Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) of British Columbia expresses our profound frustration and deep concern with the decision on October 6, 2019 by the Government of Canada to seek judicial review of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision in First Nations Child and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201912 Views

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First Nations, forestry and cabinet resignation big topics for B.C. legislature return – Times Colonist

October 7, 2019 First Nations rights, climate change targets, the forestry crisis, insurance rates and health concerns over teen vaping are expected to dominate the fall session of B.C.’s legislature, which begins Monday. But they may all be overshadowed by the abrupt resignation of Citizens’ Services Minister Jinny Sims, who is facing a police probe. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 20198 Views

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Truth and Reconciliation? What Truth and Reconciliation? – TheTyee.ca

By ignoring Indigenous rights and child protection, our parties have sentenced a vital national inquiry to a quiet death. “The fact that reconciliation isn’t a headline issue during this year’s federal election campaign, despite government and business determination to build a new pipeline for Alberta bitumen, is just one indication that ‘we’re not there yet.’” […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201911 Views

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Representative’s statement on federal appeal of CHRT ruling

Oct. 4, 2019 I wish to express my extreme disappointment at today’s action by the federal government to fight a recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ruling that ordered compensation for First Nations children and families affected by Canada’s discriminatory on-reserve child welfare system. The federal government was found more than three years ago by […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201910 Views

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My Ideal Candidate… – The Tyee

I’ve seen so many broken promises, especially on the issues that matter to Indigenous peoples. Here’s what I’m looking for now. As young people and their supporters march in the streets demanding climate action now, and as Mother Earth reels under the impacts of human activity, this election is critical for all people who live […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201913 Views

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New initiatives provide jobs, opportunity in Surrey, Fraser Valley

Oct. 2, 2019 SURREY – The B.C. government has announced its vision to promote the City of Surrey as a second Lower Mainland downtown and to build an innovation corridor that will drive economic growth and create good jobs and opportunity for people in Surrey and the Fraser Valley. The innovation corridor is an emerging […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201911 Views

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Liberals, Greens, NDP promise sea change in salmon farming … – The Star

Oct. 1, 2019 Liberals, Greens, NDP promise sea change in salmon farming — here’s why one scientist says it could save the industry VANCOUVER—Salmon are swimming into the 2019 federal election — the Liberals and Greens are promising to end the controversial practice of fish farming in open ocean pens by 2025, shifting the industry […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201914 Views

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