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Serious Problems Still Face First Nations After Wildfire Season: Report

NADLEH WHUT’EN TERRITORY, BC, Nov. 29, 2018  – The Nadleh Whut’en First Nation has released a new report, Trial by Fire: Nadleh Whut’en and the Shovel Lake Fire, 2018, chronicling persistent problems with emergency management in British Columbia. Last summer, the Shovel Lake Fire threatened the Nadleh Whut’en village on Nadleh Bunk’et (Fraser Lake). The village was […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201819 Views

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20 year promise honoured as B.C. pledges gaming revenue share for First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 29, 2018  VANCOUVER _ The British Columbia government has pledged to share some of the pie and more of the power with Indigenous communities across the province. All B.C. First Nations will receive a share of provincial gaming revenues, Premier John Horgan announced Thursday as he opened the annual gathering between B.C.’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201814 Views

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UBCIC: National Inquiry into MMIWG “A Complete Waste of Time” Unless It Dramatically Transforms Power Structures

November 28, 2018 National Inquiry into MMIWG “A Complete Waste of Time” Unless It Dramatically Transforms Power Structures – UBCIC (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – November 28, 2018) On Monday Union of BC Indian Chiefs Secretary Treasurer Kupki7 Judy Wilson told the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls to hold the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 20188 Views

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B.C. government, First Nations will share gaming revenue, co-develop legislation to implement UN declaration

Nov. 29, 2018 COAST SALISH TERRITORIES/VANCOUVER – B.C. First Nations will share in provincial gaming revenue to support self-government, strong, healthy communities, and services that make life better for families. This funding will be a central piece of Budget 2019 to support reconciliation. The BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit and Union of […]

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Open Letter: Canada’s Failure to Meet the Legislated Three-Year Deadline to Respond to Specific Claims

November 26, 2018 Open Letter to Minister Carolyn Bennett Canada’s Failure to Meet the Legislated Three-Year Deadline to Respond to Specific Claims The Honourable Carolyn Bennett Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs November 26, 2018 Dear Minister Bennett, The Union of BC Indian Chiefs writes today to present the enclosed report prepared by the […]

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Actions speak louder than words’ : Report urges B.C. to protect Indigenous rights – National Observer

November 27th 2018 The B.C. government is being urged in a new report to revitalize its relations with Indigenous Peoples, by adopting sweeping changes to its laws and policies to ensure that they protect human rights. The report, True, Lasting Reconciliation: Implementing the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in British Columbia Law, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201814 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Duclos in Vancouver to discuss the 2018 Fall Economic Statement: Investing in Middle Class Jobs

From: Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will make an announcement at an event hosted by 312 Main, where he will highlight the Government of Canada’s plan to grow the economy by investing in middle class jobs, and the importance of supporting Canadian businesses as […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201818 Views

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Media Advisory – Courtenay, British Columbia

From: Infrastructure Canada Courtenay, British Columbia, November 27, 2018—Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with Marco Mendicino, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne; and Ronna Rae Leonard, Member of Legislative Assembly for Courtenay-Comox, on behalf of the Honourable Selina […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201814 Views

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BC Government: Capital project funding helps organizations serve communities

Nov. 26, 2018 VICTORIA – Not-for-profit organizations that provide important community services like search and rescue, mobile health and child care will benefit from capital project funding to buy and upgrade community facilities, infrastructure and equipment. “Congratulations to these organizations that provide programs and services that have such an incredible impact on British Columbians,” said […]

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BCAFN: B.C. Cabinet & First Nations Leaders’ Gathering

November 29-30, 2018 Vancouver Convention Centre West 5th annual B.C. Cabinet & First Nations Leaders’ Gathering held on the territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations. This year’s gathering is organized in partnership between the First Nations Leadership Council and the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. The gathering offers numerous opportunities for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201815 Views

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