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RCMP Shoot Tla-o-qui-aht Woman on Mother’s Day Weekend: Indigenous Leadership Furious with Ongoing Police Brutality

(Tla-o-qui-aht Territory and Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) On May 8th, a Tla-o-qui-aht mother of two was shot by the RCMP after they responded to a call for help. The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and the First Nations Leadership Council are calling for an immediate, transparent and transformative response which includes the Tla-o-qui-aht […]

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Dr. Terri Aldred awarded Resident Doctors of Canada honour for medical education

May 11, 2021 Dr. Terri Aldred has been awarded the Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) Mikhael Award for Medical Education in the staff category. Dr. Aldred is a clinical instructor in the faculty of medicine’s department of family practice and Medical Director for Primary Care with the First Nations Health Authority. The Mikhael Award for […]

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On B.C.’s Indigenous Nurses Day, healthcare workers celebrated for ‘answering the call to justice’ – The Star

May 11, 2021 On Indigenous Nurses Day, Indigenous nurses are recognized for “answering the call to justice” in their leadership transforming and navigating colonial healthcare systems. Indigenous Nurses Day in B.C. falls on May 10, and organizers say it specifically acknowledges the contributions of Indigenous nurses who have fought for justice and cultural safety in […]

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B.C. Indigenous leaders call for reform after 3rd member of Vancouver Island First Nation shot by police – CTV News

May 11, 2021 VICTORIA — Indigenous leaders in British Columbia are calling for immediate police reform after three members of a small Vancouver Island First Nation have been shot by police in less than a year. A Tla-o-qui-aht woman was shot multiple times Saturday when police responded to a report of a disturbance at a […]

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B.C.’s paid sick leave will support workers, reimburse businesses

May 11, 2021 VICTORIA – Workers will soon have access to a made-in-B.C. paid sick leave program that will support workers to stay home when they are sick during the pandemic and afterward, including permanent paid sick leave, as a result of legislation tabled Tuesday, May 11, 2021. To better support workers during the pandemic, […]

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B.C. not effectively managing Conservation Lands Program

May 11, 2021 VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new audit report: Management of the Conservation Lands Program. The audit examined whether the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has effectively managed the Conservation Lands Program to conserve important habitats for significant fish […]

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SFU Publishing establishes endowment in name of first Indigenous graduate

May 11, 2021 SFU’s Publishing Program has established a new endowment in recognition of its first Indigenous graduate of the masters of publishing program (MPub).  The Greg Younging Publishing Award Endowment aims to create a fully funded opportunity for an Indigenous student to complete the degree at SFU. Younging began his work on his influential […]

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Climbing high and losing ground – Wildsight

Their scientific classification is Oreamnos americanus. To the Ktunaxa First Nation living in the valleys below them, they are known as kyanukxu. While we call them mountain goats, they’re not actually goats either. With split hooves, stark white fur set against the grey backdrop of a mountain peak, and pointy horns, these thin air-residing herbivores […]

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CFN: Protecting Birds on the North and Central Coast

May 10, 2021 The Pacific Coast is home to wide range of bird species—from bald eagles and ravens to rhinoceros auklets and endangered marbled murrelets. Over many thousands of years, these diverse species found niches along the coast’s rocky shorelines and intertidal estuaries. Recognizing that many invasive land mammals, such as rats, raccoons and other […]

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MNBC picks Successful Proponent for New Central Registry Database

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) reached a significant milestone in the $1.1-million Wahkohtowin Project, with the selection of Know History to develop MNBC’s new central registry database. MNBC secured funds from the Government of Canada for Phase 1 of the project, which will include the implementation of a new database. This new system will be more applicant friendly and support online access for application status updates, with the […]

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