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Justice for Kenneth Seymour Michell

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – Feb. 24, 2021) On January 13, 2021, Kenneth Seymour Michell of the Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation left RCMP custody in Williams Lake BC. By January 14th, he was dead, having strangled himself with his own shoelace. Kenneth’s death was completely preventable, and yet another example of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20216 Views

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Huu-ay-aht First Nations, USW sign MOU to develop job creation and training plan – CFI

Huu-ay-aht First Nations and United Steelworkers, Local 1-1937 announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a process for the parties to work together to ensure the Tree Farm Licence 44 (TFL 44) undercut volume is allocated to Huu-ay-aht and to develop a job creation and training plan through the TFL 44 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20215 Views

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Faster connectivity coming to 100+ communities

Feb. 24, 2021 VICTORIA – People in rural and Indigenous communities throughout B.C. will benefit from record investments in connectivity projects to improve high-speed internet and expand cellular access along provincial highways. This is part of StrongerBC: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan. “For too long, people living in rural and remote parts of B.C. have been […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20215 Views

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BC Government: New infrastructure, jobs coming to communities hit hard by COVID-19

Feb. 24, 2021 VICTORIA – Building on other recovery funding, the Province is boosting local economies by investing $30 million in small-scale infrastructure projects throughout B.C. to create jobs and support recovery for people and communities affected by COVID-19. “Communities, large and small, have been dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, and we are here […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20215 Views

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Colonialism ‘an invasive species’: Grants aim to replenish threatened Indigenous food systems – The Discourse

ŚW̱,ȻENEṈITEL Indigenous Food Systems Initiative is an Indigenous-led program aimed at supporting communities Kati George-Jim carries teachings about the relational cycles of ecosystems, passed on to her by the many women in her families. The T’suk woman speaks of how salmon are nurtured by natural water systems — when fish bones are left on the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20216 Views

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Xwemelch’stn Housing – Start of Construction

The Hiy̓ám̓ Housing Society and Ventana Construction are pleased to announce the upcoming start of site activities associated to the new Xwemelch’stn Housing project at the corner of Mathias and Skewshen Rds. Construction is scheduled to begin in early March 2021. This project is to supply 94 new units for the Squamish Nation Elders, families […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20214 Views

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Report from PBO reiterates AHMA’s 4-year call for an Urban Indigenous National Housing Strategy

Traditional Territories of the Squamish Nation/West Vancouver – The release of the Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing report from the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) re-affirms the severe need for a National Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy. AHMA and the Indigenous housing sector across Canada have been calling to create an Urban Indigenous Strategy since the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20216 Views

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United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 and Huu-ay-aht First Nations Commit to Advancing Reconciliation and Job Creation on TFL 44

The United Steelworkers union Local 1-1937 (USW) and the Huu-ay-aht First Nations (Huu-ay-aht) announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a process for the parties to work together to ensure the Tree Farm Licence 44 (TFL 44) undercut volume is allocated to Huu-ay-aht and to develop a job creation and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20213 Views

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Surrey Receives $400,000 for Construction of Indigenous Carving Centre

The project development has been guided by ongoing consultation with the Katzie, Kwantlen and Semiahmoo First Nations and best practices for carving venues. Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey has received a $400,000 grant from the Government of BC for the construction of an Indigenous Carving Centre at Elgin Heritage Park/Historic Stewart Farm. The grant, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20215 Views

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Human remains found at development site in Saanich – Vancouver Is Awesome

Ancestral human remains discovered in Saanich early Monday afternoon. Human remains have been discovered by construction workers near Cordova Bay Road on Monday afternoon and are believed to be ancestral. Police responded to the 5100 block of Cordova Bay on Monday after a report that someone found the remains under the boulevard next to the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20213 Views

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