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Lax Kw’alaams Ferry

We are pleased to announce that the Spirit of Lax Kw’alaams has returned from a major retrofit and will be back in service for the afternoon sailing on Friday, October 30th. We thank our members for their patience over the last two months.  Despite a few hiccups things have gone smoothly but it is nice […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202020 Views

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Climate change driving Indigenous food insecurity in Canada: report – The Narwhal

Although Indigenous Peoples are among the lowest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the country, they are among the most impacted by environmental changes Oct 21, 2020 Canada’s failure to act on climate change is putting First Nations’ access to nutritious, traditional foods at risk, diminishing health and cultural ties, according to a report released […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202017 Views

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Media Advisory: Celebrating SFU’s Fall 2020 graduates, president and chancellor installations

October 21, 2020 Simon Fraser University’s Fall Convocation ceremonies on Oct. 22 and 23 will mark the university’s second virtual convocation—and will begin with the formal (virtual) installation of its 10h president, Joy Johnson, and 12th chancellor, Tamara Vrooman (Oct. 22 at 9:30 a.m.). The installation emcee will be Chris Lewis (Syeta’xtn), chair of SFU’s Board of Governors, member […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202016 Views

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Capilano University’s Board of Governors welcomes new board members

North Vancouver, B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce the appointment of Lois Vader, Sonny Wong and Oscar Blue to its Board of Governors. Lois Vader tem skwish, a la tuwanq, a la Lax Kw’alaams. Her father was Chief Henry Paull of the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation. Her mother was Ruby Paull (nee Spencer) from […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202038 Views

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Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice gives us a chance to re-learn history through an Indigenous perspective – Ubyssey Online

In the wake of an ongoing movement against police brutality, we in Canada have had to reevaluate the damage done in our community against all people of colour. When I was growing up, I used to be proud of the fact that I was a fourteenth generation Canadian. When I learned about the incoming settlers, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202016 Views

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UBCIC: Federal Government’s Ties to Fish Farm Industry and Monopoly on Research Hastening Demise of Wild Salmon

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – October 21, 2020) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is demanding transparency and accountability from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regarding their continued jeopardization of wild salmon stocks. Following the DFO’s recent announcement that open-net pen farms in BC’s Discovery Islands pose a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202014 Views

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New youth outreach unit rolls out in Nanaimo – Nanaimo News NOW

NANAIMO — The Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre is hitting Nanaimo’s streets with a new youth outreach program. The program, known as Ts’its’uw’atul’ in the Hul’q’umín’um’ Coast Salish Language, recently rolled out with a 24-foot RV. It allows staff to reach youth in need on the street, rather than asking them to travel. Joel Harry, director of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202015 Views

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Squamish Nation: Letter of solidarity to Mi’kmaw Nation & Sipekne’katik First Nation

Dear Mi’kmaw Nation & Sipekne’katik First Nation, The Squamish Nation stands in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers. We join in you in your calls for immediate action by governments and law enforcement. The Squamish Nation profoundly condemns the racist, violent attacks on our Mi’kmaq relatives that have taken place over the last several days at the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202016 Views

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Annual ‘Gathering Our Voices’ Indigenous Youth Leadership Event to Return in 2022

B.C. – October 20, 2020 – Over 1,000 Indigenous youth look forward to attending the Gathering Our Voices (GOV) leadership training event each year. The 18th annual GOV event was cancelled in March, just days before it was set to take place, due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in B.C. and across Canada. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202014 Views

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Who are the ‘Aboriginal peoples’ of Canada? – First Peoples Law

Earlier this month my colleague Kate Gunn and I had the honour of representing the Indigenous Bar Association on their intervention in the Desautel appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada. As we explained in earlier posts Decolonizing the International Border and Righting the Wrongs of Colonization, Desautel raises the question of whether Indigenous people […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202012 Views

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