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Métis Nation British Columbia and Niwîķôwin Métis Family Services Society Sign Joint Commitment Agreement

(Richmond, BC) – At Métis Nation British  Columbia’s (MNBC) 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM), the first held in-person since the beginning of the COVID pandemic and the first-ever hybrid AGM, MNBC and Niwîķôwin Métis Family Services signed a joint commitment agreement. The agreement commits to placing Métis children, youth, and families at the centre of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 202213 Views

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B.C.’s eighth Indigenous court marks one year of service

Sept. 21, 2022 HAZELTON – Helping Indigenous Peoples in the justice system find a pathway to healing is the goal of Hazelton Indigenous Court, which is celebrating one year of service to the local community. The court, which is the eighth of its kind in B.C, was established by the Province in consultation with the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202215 Views

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Mental health screening, programming urgently needed for B.C.’s children in care

Sept. 20, 2022 VICTORIA – A new report released today by the Children’s Health Policy Centre (CHPC) at Simon Fraser University and commissioned by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) shows that young people in government care in comparable jurisdictions to British Columbia have dramatically higher rates of mental health disorders than the general […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202213 Views

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Experts Raise Concerns with MCFD’s Sweeping Funding and Framework Shifts for Children and Youth with Disabilities; Instead, Need Co-Developed, Evidence Based Model

September 14, 2022 (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) First Nations leaders, the Representative for Children and Youth, advocacy organizations, experts, and parents spoke to media today raising concerns with Premier Horgan and the Government of British Columbia’s rollout of “family connections centres” for children and youth with disabilities, and instead called on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 20229 Views

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Update on the Band Reparations Class Action – trial starts Monday September 12, 2022 in Vancouver, B.C.

Thank you for standing shoulder to shoulder with representative plaintiffs shíshálh Nation and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc in our fight for compensation for the collective harm suffered by our nations as a result of the residential school system, including in particular the loss of and damage to our languages and cultures. In total, 326 First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 202222 Views

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UBCIC Granted Standing in “Trucker Convoy” Public Order Emergency Commission

(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is pleased to announce that we have been granted standing in the Public Order Emergency Commission (“the Commission”), a federally-established public inquiry. It was established to review the circumstances and decision by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to declare a Public […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 202224 Views

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Woman claims wrongful dismissal from First Nation after refusing to get COVID vaccine – Castanet

Aug 4, 2022 A woman who used to work for a 100 Mile House-area First Nation is suing the band, claiming she was wrongfully fired after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Carol Lee Broughton filed a notice of claim last week in small claims court, seeking nearly $24,000 from the Canim Lake Indian Band. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 202228 Views

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Representative makes submission as part of statutory review of RCY Act

Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth has made a number of recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth as part of her initial submission to the Committee’s statutory review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act (RCY Act). The Committee is currently conducting a comprehensive review of the Act, which […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 202245 Views

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Certification of the Indigenous Millennium Scoop Class Action

VANCOUVER, BC – The Federal Court of Canada has issued a landmark decision, certifying a class action brought against the federal government on behalf of off-reserve Indigenous children and families subjected to the Millennium Scoop and the enormous harms of the broken child welfare system. Canada is opposing this class action, just as it opposed […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202247 Views

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Certification of the Indigenous Millennium Scoop Class Action

VANCOUVER, BC – The Federal Court of Canada has issued a landmark decision, certifying a class action brought against the federal government on behalf of off-reserve Indigenous children and families subjected to the Millennium Scoop and the enormous harms of the broken child welfare system. Canada is opposing this class action, just as it opposed […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202242 Views

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