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Lax Kw’alaams Band goes to Federal Court to Demand Consultation on the Northern Shelf Bioregion MPA Network

June 12, 2024 Vancouver – The Lax Kw’alaams Band, including members and representatives from the nine Allied Tsimshian Tribes, are in Vancouver for a five-day court hearing regarding their concerns that a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) – scheduled for implementation – will negatively impact their fishing interests. Lax Kw’alaams is requesting a judicial […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 20244 Views

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Canada: International Delegation to Attend Trial of Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders

June 11, 2024 A delegation of Amnesty International representatives from France, Germany, the United States and Canada will attend the trials of criminalized land defenders from the Wet’suwet’en Nation in Smithers, British Columbia the week of 17 June. The delegates will be there to watch the criminal court proceedings and be in solidarity with the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 202416 Views

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Member Support Needed at Lax Kw’alaams Court Hearing in Vancouver – June 10th to 14th, 2024

What: Lax Kw’alaams will be in federal court next week due to concerns over a Marine Protected Areas network which may impact our commercial fisheries. Members are invited to come together and join us at the courthouse to show support. When: Court is in session from June 10th-14th starting at 9:15am. Arrive at 9:00am to get through […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202418 Views

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Métis Nation British Columbia Seeks Governing Status to Ensure MNBC has Jurisdiction Over Children in Care and to Enhance Community Support

Surrey, BC – June 05, 2024 – Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) is calling for support from the public and policymakers to secure special governing status or recognition, alongside our pursuit of jurisdiction over our children in care. These recognitions are crucial for MNBC to effectively govern its own affairs, make decisions in the best […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 202427 Views

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Representative for Children and Youth says much more needs to be done to ensure young people in care do not continue to go missing

VICTORIA – In acknowledgement of International Missing Children’s Day, May 25th, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth is calling on “the diverse systems of care” to do more to prevent and better support young people who are lost, fleeing and missing from government care. “The government has made some significant improvements since my office completed […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202427 Views

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PHARA to Challenge Constitutional Validity of B.C.’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA)

Pender Harbour, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – May 13, 2024) – After extensive deliberations and exclusion from government negotiations with the shíshálh Nation, the Pender Harbour and Area Residents Association (PHARA) board has instructed its legal counsel, McMillan LLP, to file proceedings in B.C. Supreme Court. PHARA will ask the court to rule that the DRIPA […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202442 Views

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The new Trans Mountain pipeline will soon carry oil. Could an Indigenous Rights case impact operations? – The Narwhal

April 30, 2024 Trans Mountain’s decision last summer to trench through an Indigenous sacred site kicked off more dissent. The decision ‘undermines Secwépemc law’ according to the nation, which is boosting title claim efforts to protect its sacred spaces The water is calm at Jacko Lake near Kamloops, British Columbia. Tawny grasslands and rolling hillsides […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202430 Views

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B.C. strengthens Indigenous jurisdiction in child, family services

April 8, 2024 VICTORIA – Amendments to the Adoption Act and the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA) will expand the scope for joint and consent-based decision-making agreements in Indigenous child and family services and will create a full pathway for dispute resolution through the provincial courts under Indigenous law. New legislation, when passed, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 202431 Views

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B.C. appoints two judges to the Provincial Court

VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia has appointed two new Provincial Court judges to support timely and efficient access to justice. Judges are a vital component of any democratic justice system. They are relied on for their integrity and impartiality in decision-making. The new judges appointed to the Provincial Court are: Mandy Klein (effective […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 202431 Views

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Province creates Indigenous child welfare director position – Prince George Daily News

March 11, 2024 VICTORIA – A new Indigenous child welfare director (ICWD) position came into effect on Thursday, March 7. “We know Indigenous children are best cared for by Indigenous communities and when connected to community, family and culture,” said Grace Lore, Minister of Children and Family Development, in a news release. “This position has […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202455 Views

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