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Climate change driving Indigenous food insecurity in Canada: report – The Narwhal

Although Indigenous Peoples are among the lowest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the country, they are among the most impacted by environmental changes Oct 21, 2020 Canada’s failure to act on climate change is putting First Nations’ access to nutritious, traditional foods at risk, diminishing health and cultural ties, according to a report released […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202016 Views

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UBCIC: Federal Government’s Ties to Fish Farm Industry and Monopoly on Research Hastening Demise of Wild Salmon

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – October 21, 2020) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is demanding transparency and accountability from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regarding their continued jeopardization of wild salmon stocks. Following the DFO’s recent announcement that open-net pen farms in BC’s Discovery Islands pose a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202013 Views

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Sc’ianew First Nation signs deal on spill response base – Times Colonist

October 20, 2020 The organization tasked with cleaning up oil spills around Vancouver Island, the Strait of Georgia and Metro Vancouver’s coastline has signed a deal with the Sc’ianew First Nation to build a response base in its East Sooke territory. Western Canada Marine Response, which has undertaken a $150 million spill-response ­program to establish […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202016 Views

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Skeena sockeye returns jump 50 per cent in three years thanks to Indigenous leadership – The Narwhal

B.C. First Nations voluntarily closed their food fishery or limited the catch for two decades to help rebuild salmon populations. This year, those sacrifices are paying off After nearly two decades of closing the Skeena watershed sockeye food fishery or limiting the catch, the Wet’suwet’en First Nation is finally seeing promising returns. “Almost everybody that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202042 Views

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Violence Must Not Threaten the Safety and Rights of Land Defenders and Matriarchs Holding Ceremony and Protecting the Sacred Wedzin Kwa Headwaters

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – October 15, 2020) On October 13, 2020, Coastal GasLink called in the RCMP to remove a group of Wet’suwet’en women and community members who are holding ceremony at a proposed drill site for Coastal Gaslink’s pipeline. The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) stands in solidarity […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202029 Views

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Castle Project — Public Comments Invited

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada October 14, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) has accepted an initial project description for the proposed Castle Project, the expansion of an existing metallurgical coal mine located about 29 kilometres north of Elkford, British Columbia. The Agency invites the public […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202024 Views

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Ma-mook responds to BC plan for old growth preservation – Westerly News

“The company has to come to terms with acknowledging and responding to the Nation’s interests.” Oct. 14, 2020 A representative from Ma-Mook Natural Resources Ltd., the forestry corporation that owns the Tree Farm Licence for area 54 and 57 in Clayoquot Sound, said they are coming to terms with the Sept. 11 announcement from the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202029 Views

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Tahltan president explains why his nation is paying members to hunt bears and wolves in northwest B.C. – The Narwhal

Provincial ban on grizzly bear trophy hunt has led to a boom in the predator population and crashing ungulate populations, threatening food security, Tahltan Central Government President Chad Day tells The Narwhal Grizzly bears and the Tahltan First Nation in northwest B.C. have coexisted since time immemorial. The Tahltan have always responsibly harvested the bears, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202034 Views

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GCT Deltaport Expansion — Berth Four Project Public Comments Invited

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada October 13, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) has accepted an initial project description for the proposed GCT Deltaport Expansion – Berth Four Project, located in Delta, British Columbia. The Agency is now inviting the public and Indigenous groups to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 202023 Views

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Interior First Nations asks B.C. to partner on moose, caribou stewardship – Prince George Citizen

October 9, 2020 The interim vice-chair of the Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) says they have reached out to the B.C. government to partner with them to promote ‘reasonable’ stewardship of moose and caribou populations. Although there are no allocations for cow moose in their territory west of Williams Lake, the TNG vehemently opposes this year’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 202041 Views

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