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Trudeau to visit Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Nation in Kamloops, B.C. – APTN News

Oct 18, 2021 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to visit Kamloops, B.C., today, where the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Nation announced it had found what are believed to be 215 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school last spring. Since May, a number of First Nations have reported finding unmarked graves at […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 202110 Views

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Expert Q&A: Sea otters boost genetic diversity of eelgrass meadows

October 14, 2021 A unique interaction between sea otters and the flowing plant known as eelgrass has researchers looking closer at the co-evolution of the two species. In a paper published today in the journal Science, University of Victoria geography PhD graduate, Erin Foster, explains how the digging activities of sea otters disturbs eelgrass beds, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202121 Views

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Why tensions are escalating on Wet’suwet’en territory over the Coastal GasLink pipeline – The Narwhal

Oct. 14, 2021 After TC Energy cleared an archaeological site, armed with permits issued by the province, Gidimt’en clan members and supporters set up a blockade to prevent the company from drilling under a river that’s part of an important salmon watershed Wet’suwet’en land defenders and supporters are occupying a Coastal GasLink pipeline worksite on […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202112 Views

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TSB investigation of Lytton fire finds no evidence of railway operations’ involvement

Richmond, British Columbia, 14 October 2021 — Following the fire that destroyed the town of Lytton, BC on 30 June 2021, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) conducted significant investigative work to determine if there was a definitive connection between railway operations through Lytton, BC and the fire that destroyed the town. Please see the investigation page  for a full […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202150 Views

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Statement By Heiltsuk Nation on 5th Anniversary of Nathan E. Stewart Oil Spill

BELLA BELLA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – (Oct. 13, 2021) – Elected Chief Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk Nation issued the following statement on the 5th anniversary of the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill, which spilled 110,000 litres of diesel fuel, and other pollutants into Gale Pass, an important Heiltsuk food harvesting, village, and cultural site. The Nathan E. Stewart was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 20219 Views

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Fisheries Reconciliation Key to Building Conservation-based Economy – CFN

October 12, 2021 In this op-ed article for Corporate Knights magazine, CFN Executive Director Christine Smith-Martin writes about turning the corner on historic wrongs, and creating a fisheries management model based on sustainability and true co-governance. “When I was a child, each of our villages had a fleet of small boats for families to fish […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202119 Views

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Press freedom part of the fight at Fairy Creek – Columbia Valley Pioneer

Oct 12, 2021 Following 14 months of heightening debate, protests, blockades, lawsuits, police action, and countless headlines centred on logging in some of B.C.’s last remaining old growth temperate rainforest in the Fairy Creek watershed, in Pacheedaht First Nations traditional territory on Vancouver Island, a recent B.C. Supreme Court ruling slammed police action on the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202112 Views

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BC Government: Communities to benefit from improved services, environmental infrastructure

Oct. 8, 2021 VICTORIA – People in communities throughout British Columbia can look forward to better services and improved environmental infrastructure thanks to a $270-million partnership between the provincial and federal governments. “Everyone in British Columbia deserves to have reliable access to clean, safe drinking water, as well as the peace of mind knowing their […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202181 Views

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B.C., Blueberry River First Nations reach agreement on existing permits, restoration funding

VANCOUVER – Today, Blueberry River First Nations and the Province have reached an initial agreement that begins to support healing the land, and helps provide stability and certainty for forestry and oil and gas permit holders in Blueberry’s traditional territory in the immediate term. The agreement follows the historic June 29, 2021, B.C. Supreme Court ruling […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202114 Views

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Conservation, culture at the heart of newly protected areas

Oct. 5, 2021 VICTORIA – A new provincial park on southern Vancouver Island will soon be established to protect a vital ecosystem important to the Cowichan people, honouring Indigenous cultural and spiritual history, and aiding in the conservation of threatened species. Legislation has been introduced to establish a new 143-hectare Class A park near the Koksilah […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202114 Views

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