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Heiltsuk Grandfather and Granddaughter Reach Ground-Breaking Agreement with Vancouver Police Board to Settle Human Rights Complaints

Agreement includes damages, a significant community investment, and a two-year collaborative policy-making process to fight systemic racism, with progress to be reviewed and reported on publicly by the BC Human Rights Commissioner. VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (Sept 28, 2022) – Heiltsuk First Nation members Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter, have reached a ground-breaking agreement with the Vancouver […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202212 Views

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Media Advisory – Heiltsuk Grandfather and Granddaughter to Make Significant Announcement in Human Rights Case Against Vancouver Police Department

VANCOUVER, BC (September 27, 2022) – Maxwell Johnson, his granddaughter, members and leaders of the Heiltsuk Nation, and legal counsel for the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), will gather at a conference room at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue on Wednesday, September 28th for a major announcement. The announcement concerns the BC Human […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 20225 Views

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BCFNJC Receives Funding from the Province of British Columbia to Design of Pilot Program to address Structural Factors Contributing to Indigenous Overrepresentation in the Criminal Justice System

tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), Syilx Territory, BC: Recommendations from an independent investigation into ‘repeat offenders’ were announced today by the Province of BC. Among these was a recommendation for the Province to fund the development of a pilot project, designed and led by the BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) to address the structural factors that contribute […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202212 Views

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Human Rights Tribunal Rejects Attempt to Derail UBCIC’s Challenge to Liver Transplant Discrimination

(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – September 22, 2022) The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) has rejected an attempt by BC health authorities to dismiss UBCIC’s representative complaint against discriminatory access to liver transplants for Indigenous patients.  The Provincial Health Services Authority, the BC Transplant Society and Vancouver Coastal Health […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202217 Views

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Indigenous Flags of three First Nations Unveiled at BC RCMP Headquarters

2022-09-21 The Chiefs of the Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, and Katzie First Nations bore witness to the unveiling of their territorial flags at a special ceremony at BC RCMP Headquarters on the morning of September 21. BC RCMP Headquarters sits on the unceded traditional territories of the three First Nations. Chief Harley Chappell of Semiahmoo, Chief Marilyn […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202211 Views

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B.C. releases expert recommendations on repeat offending

Sept. 21, 2022 VICTORIA – The Province has received expert recommendations that will help shape actions to keep people and communities safe, and connect people who have been committing repeat offences with the supports they need to break out of that cycle. Communities throughout B.C. have been dealing with an increase in repeat offending – […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202211 Views

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First Nations Summit statement on 15th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 13, 2022 (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver, British Columbia – The adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the UN Declaration) fifteen years ago today – on September 13, 2007 – was a historic achievement realized through the hard work and commitment of Indigenous Peoples around […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2022147 Views

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B.C. man convicted in young girl’s murder in 1978 loses appeal – The Star

Sept. 11, 2022 VANCOUVER – A British Columbia man found guilty in the death of a young girl in 1978 has lost an appeal of his first-degree murder conviction. GRAPHIC WARNING: The following details may be disturbing for some readers. A unanimous ruling by the B.C. court of appeal rejects Garry Handlen’s argument that his […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 202218 Views

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The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), Pivot Legal Society, #Justice for Jared, The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and the family of Haida Elder Jimmie Johannesson announce calls to action five months after Surrey RCMP Fatality

(Unceded territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Stz’uminus, Sto:lo, and Tsawwassen First Nations/Surrey, B.C. – September 8, 2022) A coalition of advocates is coming together today to mark the 5-month anniversary of Jimmie Johannesson’s death and to join Jimmie’s sister Ruby Marks in demanding that BC and Canada urgently reform policing. On the morning […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 202224 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Stands with James Smith Cree Nation and Victims’ Families

September 8, 2022 Williams Lake, B.C.: The Tŝilhqot’in Nation is standing with the community of James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan and families of the victims of the recent horrific attacks. The Tŝilhqot’in Nation is also calling for cooperation among all people and agencies involved in this tragic situation. Senseless killings like this have the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 202226 Views

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