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Statement: FNLC Calls for Discovery Islands Decision to be Upheld

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) denounces the applications of Mowi Canada West Inc, Cermaq Canada Ltd and Grieg Seafood BC Ltd to overturn the Discovery Islands Decision. The decision rules: The phasing out of existing salmon farming facilities in the Discovery Islands, with the upcoming 18-month […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202121 Views

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Bc First Nations Climate Change Strategy And Action Plan Technical Advisory Group

Call for expression of interest Applications are being sought from persons interested in participating as a member of the FIRST NATIONS CLIMATE ACTION TECHINICAL ADVISORY GROUP to support the development of the BC First Nations Climate Change Strategy and Action plan. WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE Persons from different regions in BC with technical expertise and experience […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 20216 Views

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BC First Nations Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan Community Engagement Sessions

Climate Change threatens the security and way of life of Indigenous Peoples across Canada. The FNLC will be hosting community engagement sessions as we work toward developing the BC First Nations Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, as mandated by Chiefs-in-Assembly in 2019 and the UBCIC Chiefs Council. The objective of these sessions is to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202112 Views

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Genomic tools offer insight for a stronger economic future in a changing climate

Vancouver, BC — Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), known as western yellow pine (Py), is a dominant tree species in hot, dry environments like the southern interior of British Columbia (BC) and south of the border into Washington state. It is also highly desirable and commercially important as a building material for homes, furniture and more. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 20219 Views

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UBCIC – Unsafe in Every Sense: Site C Dam Construction Must Be Immediately Halted

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – January 18, 2021) A new report by Premier Horgan’s special advisor on Site C provides yet another reason why this massively destructive and massively over-budget project must be stopped. “The province has all the reasons it could possibly need to shut down this boondoggle,” stated  Grand […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 20218 Views

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Trevor Hancock: We need to learn from Indigenous people how to be stewards of nature – Times Colonist

The 2019 Human Development Report from the UN focused on inequalities in the Human Development Index, but did not look at an inequality that is particularly important in Canada: the HDI of Indigenous people. Happily, Indigenous Services Canada has done this, at the request of the Assembly of First Nations, although only for “Registered Indians,” […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202110 Views

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Canadian Coast Guard opens the first Marine Mammal Desk to better protect Southern Resident Killer Whales and other cetaceans

From: Canadian Coast Guard January 14, 2020 Sidney, British Columbia – The protection of Southern Resident Killer Whales and other cetaceans is a priority for the Government of Canada. That is why we are taking strong, consistent action to prevent vessel strikes, entanglements and other threats facing these creatures. To support this priority, today the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202121 Views

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New composting facility for Tla’amin Nation, qathet Regional District

Jan. 14, 2021 POWELL RIVER – A new organics processing facility will produce Class A compost, support agriculture and food security for the Tla’amin Nation, service the qathet Regional District and Powell River, and provide new jobs and economic opportunities. The Tla’amin Nation will build the $1.15-million facility on land adjacent to the former Catalyst […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202118 Views

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GCT Deltaport Expansion – Berth Four Project — Participant Funding Available

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada January 13, 2021 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada Funding provided by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is now available to help the public and Indigenous groups participate in the impact assessment process for the proposed GCT Deltaport Expansion – Berth Four Project, a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202112 Views

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West Coast First Nations strike agreement to protect sacred cultural cedars – National Observer

January 14th 2021 First Nations culture along B.C.’s West Coast is rooted in the majestic and monumental cedar tree. Known as the “Tree of Life,” cedar has a multitude of uses for coastal peoples, says Na̲nwak̲olas Council president Dallas Smith. But more than a century of industrial old-growth logging has mowed down these forest giants […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202110 Views

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