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FNS saddened to hear of additional potential unmarked gravesites at St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School site

(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver, British Columbia – Leaders of the First Nations Summit (FNS) are deeply saddened and horrified by the identification of sixty-six ‘reflections’ which display characteristics indicative of potential human remains at the site of the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School south of Williams Lake. “Words cannot express […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202314 Views

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UBCIC Stands with Williams Lake First Nation and all Residential School Survivors amidst Results of Phase II Geophysical Investigation into St. Joseph Mission Residential School

January 25, 2023 (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. ) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) shares heartfelt prayers for comfort and healing with all those impacted by the Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN) announcement detailing the results of their Phase II Geophysical Investigation into the former St. Joseph Mission Residential […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 20238 Views

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Search underway for two missing Indigenous women possibly in Vancouver – Canada.com

Jan 25, 2023 Taylor Edward, 23, has been missing since Jan. 19, while Courtney Wale, 21, has been missing since Jan. 14 The B.C. Assembly of First Nations has shared missing person notifications for two Indigenous women who could possibly be in Vancouver. The first is 21-year-old Gitxsan woman Courtney Wale, who has been missing […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 20238 Views

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St. Joseph’s Mission Investigation Phase II Results

Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN) would like to acknowledge that the following release could be triggering for some people. A crisis support line at the Indian Residential School Survivors Society can be reached at 1-866-925-4419 and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. WLFN Chief and Council today announced the results from […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 20239 Views

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UBCIC Stands with Day Scholar Survivors and Acknowledges Major Settlement Negotiated Regarding Harms of Indian Residental Schools on Culture and Nations

(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – January 24, 2023) the Government of Canada announced Saturday the $2.8 billion dollar settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought forward by Shíshálh and Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nations on behalf of Day Scholars who attended Indian Residential Schools as the band-class plaintiffs seeking reparations for the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 202312 Views

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Watchdog ‘exploring options’ to address systemic issues raised about RCMP unit in B.C. – CBC

Jan 23, 2023 Complaints commission says it’s aware the filing of hundreds of grievances raises questions The RCMP’s federal watchdog agency is weighing its options after receiving nearly 500 formal complaints about a unit tasked with policing resistance to major resource extraction projects in British Columbia. More than 100 grievances accepted for investigation contain allegations […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202310 Views

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Our missing children’: Indigenous survivors gather in Vancouver, seek info on unmarked graves – Vancouver Sun

Charlene Belleau wept as she said a prayer before a tiny rocking chair placed at the front of a Vancouver conference room, where Indigenous leaders gathered to push for answers about unmarked graves at former residential schools. The chair, covered in a colourful blanket beside a pair of small moccasins, was reserved for former students […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202315 Views

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Family offers $10K reward for information on whereabouts of missing Indigenous man – CBC

Jan 12, 2023 Carl Schooner Jr., 30, left Bella Coola for Williams Lake on Nov. 30, and was reported missing Dec. 6 The family of an Indigenous man who has been missing since early December is offering a $10,000 reward for information that might help them find him. At a news conference on Thursday, Carl Schooner […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 20237 Views

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SAVE THE DATE – Assembly of First Nations National MMIWG2S+ Gathering: February 14-16, 2023 (Vancouver, BC)

SAVE THE DATE – Assembly of First Nations National MMIWG2S+ Gathering: February 14-16, 2023 (Vancouver, BC) Greetings, The Assembly of First Nations is hosting a National MMIWG2S+ Gathering on February 14-16, 2023 in a hybrid format with the in-person meeting taking place at The Westin Bayshore Vancouver (Vancouver, BC) with the virtual meeting taking place […]

by pmnationtalk on January 12, 202311 Views

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RCMP, Coastal GasLink deny conspiring to intimidate, harass Wet’suwet’en members – CBC

Jan 11, 2023 Mounties acted ‘reasonably’ while enforcing injunction, B.C. legal defence says The RCMP denies it conspired with a natural gas pipeline builder and a private security firm in a campaign designed to harass Wet’suwet’en people off their unceded territory in northern British Columbia, court filings say. The RCMP, Coastal GasLink and Forsythe Security, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 20239 Views

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