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7 Years On: Reflecting on Indigenous Law since TWN’s TMX Impact Assessment

On May 26, 2015, Tsleil-Waututh Nation launched our independent assessment of the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion (TMX), grounded in Tsleil-Waututh’s unextinguished law and contemporary policy. The assessment consisted of scientific analyses by world-leading experts on issues such as oil spill risk, as well as traditional TWN knowledge about Burrard Inlet, in order to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 20225 Views

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Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc: Ammonia Leak in Mount Paul Industrial Site

On behalf of Council, I wanted to reach out to membership regarding the emergency vehicles within the Mt Paul Industrial Park. Currently there is an ammonia leak at one of the businesses in the area of East Sarcee Street and Mount Paul Industrial Park. Kamloops Fire Rescue is on the scene with a Hazardous Materials […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 20226 Views

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B.C. restoring flood-damaged waterways with local partners

May 26, 2022 VICTORIA – Local communities, First Nations and specially trained teams have removed significant amounts of large- and small-scale debris from B.C. rivers affected by November 2021 flooding. The atmospheric river event in fall 2021 led to unprecedented impacts from human-made and natural debris on B.C. rivers, water courses and infrastructure. Through a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202210 Views

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Together for Wildlife grants support wildlife research

May 26, 2022 VICTORIA – The Province will provide as many as six research grants of $25,000 to university graduate students to help guide effective wildlife stewardship in B.C. and support the goals of the Together for Wildlife strategy. “The more we understand about wildlife and how they interact with the ecosystems around them, the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 20229 Views

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Return of salmon part of Columbia River Treaty negotiations: First Nations – The Nelson Daily

May 26 2022 First Nations are asking for the return of the salmon to the entire Columbia River system as part of the Columbia River Treaty negotiations, including the upper portion of the Arrow Lakes, in order to reclaim their culture. In a Zoom meeting on May 16 for the latest installment of the Columbia […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 20227 Views

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Changes to hunting regulations support reconciliation, wildlife stewardship

May 19, 2022 VICTORIA – In partnership with First Nations, the B.C. government is making changes to hunting regulations to support reconciliation and improve wildlife stewardship and habitat conservation. The changes affect the hunting of elk, moose, mountain sheep, bighorn sheep and mountain goat, and are the outcome of provincial regulation changes that occur every two years. Government […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202210 Views

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust: A Third Letter From the UN to the Government of Canada

May 16, 2022 For the third time the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has sent a letter to the Canadian government to raise concerns about Canada’s escalated use of force, surveillance, and criminalization against land defenders and peaceful protesters and for Canada’s failure to obtain the free, prior, and informed […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 202211 Views

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Taking Action Against Invasive Species in British Columbia – FNHA

Every year, the BC government proclaims the month of May as “Invasive Species Action Month” (ISAM) to raise awareness about the harms of invasive species and encourage the public to take action. Invasive species are plants and animals that are not native to BC and therefore threaten our environment, economy and society, including negative impacts […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 202212 Views

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How an Indigenous-led conservation effort saved a caribou herd – Canada’s National Observer

May 12th 2022 This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Caribou, it turns out, can be fussy. “They’re picky about what they eat,” says Carmen Richter, a biologist and citizen of the Saulteau First Nation in British Columbia. “They definitely let us know what’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202217 Views

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UBCIC Strongly Condemns Punitive Sentencing and Criminalization of Tsleil-Waututh Land Defender Will George

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – May 11, 2022) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) has learned of the BC Supreme Court’s sentencing of Tsleil-Waututh Nation land defender Will George to 28 days of incarceration for contempt of court. UBCIC condemns the application of such a sentence in the strongest […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202210 Views

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