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Day Scholar Certification Hearing Concludes – Hundreds of Residential School Survivors are Still Suffering

April 21, 2015 In a decaying brick building in Kamloops up the stairs and into the hallways lay the ghosts of torture that affected the lives of thousands of Canadian children who were systematically stripped of their language, culture and self identity by adults who were trained in theology and performing the work of the […]

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$2 million continues commitment to adoption services for kids in care

April 17, 2015 With another investment of $2 million the Ministry of Children and Family Development is determined to find forever homes for more children and youth in care through adoption and guardianship, announced Minister Stephanie Cadieux during a forum focused on adoption and permanency for First Nations, Aboriginal and Métis children. This funding will […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 2015416 Views

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B.C. Adoption Update

In June of 2014, the Representative for Children and Youth issued a report entitled Finding Forever Families: A Review of the Provincial Adoption System. The report showed that, at any given time, more than 1,000 British Columbia children and youth in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) were waiting to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 2015318 Views

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Wilderness Committee to appear in court to answer Taseko’s defamation charge

Courthouse gathering to show support for the right to comment without fear of prosecution. January 19, 2015 VANCOUVER – The Wilderness Committee will appear in court starting today to defend against a defamation suit brought by Taseko Mines Ltd. The lawsuit stems from comments made by the Wilderness Committee in 2012, during a public comment […]

by pmnationtalk on January 19, 2015354 Views

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Representative’s Report #22 – Reviews and Investigations: June 1- Sept. 30, 2014

Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations Purpose The purpose of the Representative for Children and Youth’s reviews and investigations of child deaths and critical injuries is to identify and thoughtfully analyze issues – particularly in service delivery. The intent is to help prevent similar deaths or injuries in the future, and to inform improvements […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 2015333 Views

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An Audit of the Adult Custody Division’s Correctional Facilities and and programs

This audit assesses whether the Adult Custody Division is planning for, and providing, the facilities and programs it needs to meet its mandate. It contains eight recommendations. Report: AGBC Corrections report FINAL.pdf News Release: AGBC_News_Release_Corrections_FINAL.pdf NT4

by pmnationtalk on January 14, 2015364 Views

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Da’naxda’xw/Awaetlala First Nation and Kleana Power Corporation

Introduction: [1]            This is an application for judicial review. [2]            In 2008, the petitioner Kleana Power Corporation (“Kleana”), an independent developer and operator of hydro-electric projects, was proposing a run-of-the-river hydro-electric project on the Klinaklini River (the “Project”), within the asserted traditional territory of the petitioner the Da’naxda’xw/Awaetlala First Nation (the “Da’naxda’xw”).  Kleana wished to submit a […]

by pmnationtalk on January 12, 2015353 Views

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Native courtworkers ratify new agreement

December 24, 2014 The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union native courtworker members have ratified a new collective with the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia. The tentative agreement provides wage parity for native courtworkers with other public service workers doing similar work, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Until now, salary levels for comparable […]

by pmnationtalk on January 6, 2015427 Views

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Federal Court: Canada Acted Unconstitutionally in Ramming Through 2012 Environmental Law Changes

December 22, 2014 VANCOUVER, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES– The Federal Court of Canada has ruled that Canada failed to uphold its constitutional duties to the Mikisew Cree First Nation when it rammed through sweeping changes to federal environmental laws in 2012. West Coast Environmental Law congratulates the Mikisew Cree on their successful legal challenge to the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 2015326 Views

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British Columbia’s Native Courtworkers reach tentative agreement

Tentative agreement closes gap between Native Courtworkers and comparable jobs in Aboriginal services sector. Vancouver (19 Dec. 2014) – The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) announced today that their native courtworker members have reached a tentative agreement with the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia. Wage parity achieved The tentative agreement […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2014386 Views

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