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16 arrested at Fairy Creek blockades as police bemoan ‘egregious safety violations’ – CTV News

July 25, 2021 VANCOUVER — Mounties enforcing the B.C. Supreme Court injunction against anti-logging protesters in the Fairy Creek Watershed on Vancouver Island say they arrested 16 people on Saturday, after escorting them to a picnic in the blockaded area. Police have now arrested nearly 500 people since they began enforcing the injunction in May, […]

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Mother of First Nations man shot by police confronts Campbell River RCMP – National Observer

July 21st 2021 Four warrior cries of mourning echoed through the crowd gathered at a funeral home on Tuesday as the family of Jared Lowndes retrieved his ashes after the 38-year-old father of two was shot and killed by Campbell River RCMP. Randy Geddes voiced his pain, then sang a spirit song to send his […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202115 Views

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Rallies planned for B.C. Indigenous man Jared Lowndes who was shot, killed by RCMP – News 1130

Jul 20, 2021 CAMPBELL RIVER — People will gather on Vancouver Island and in North Vancouver Tuesday to support the family of an Indigenous man who was killed by police in Campbell River. Jared Lowndes, a 38-year-old father of two from the Wet’suwet’en Nation’s Laksilyu (Small Frog) House, was shot and killed by the RCMP […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 20219 Views

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FNLC Stands with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and all IRS Survivors and Families and Calls on Governments for Immediate Actions

July 15, 2021 (Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ(Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.)This morning,Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc released the Kamloops Indian Residential School Le Estcwéý(The Missing) ReportFindingsand gathered residential school survivors to share their thoughtsand experiences with Canada and the world. The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) sends our love and prayers to the survivors for their incredible courage […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 202188 Views

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This is heavy truth’: Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc chief says more to be done to identify unmarked graves – CBC

Ground-penetrating radar specialist identifies 200 potential burial sites, says more land still to be surveyed Jul 15, 2021 Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc is calling on the government and the Catholic Church to provide records and resources as the First Nation continues to uncover potential burial sites near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. In a presentation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 202119 Views

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First Nation calls for release of school records to identify residential victims – The Guardian

Indigenous community seeks Canada state and church records Report on finding of 215 unmarked graves calls for wider search The First Nations community that shocked Canada with the discovery of unmarked graves says school records will be critical in identifying victims – and that a much greater area needs to be searched to understand the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 202112 Views

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Kamloops Indian Residential School missing children findings but a fraction of investigation and work need to bring peace to families and communities

July 15, 2021 –Kamloops. Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc calls on people worldwide to bear witness to a very important truth about Indigenous People and Canada. Indian Residential Schools have been referred to as a historic dark chapter –but Indigenous people very much live with the repercussions today. “We are here today to honour the missing children […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 202115 Views

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Two more Island First Nations on hunt for unmarked graves at former residential school sites – Times Colonist

July 15, 2021 Two more First Nations on ­Vancouver Island are investigating whether their lands hold any unmarked graves of children who attended now-closed residential schools. The ‘Namgis First Nation, based at Alert Bay on Cormorant Island on the east coast of Vancouver Island, and Ahousaht First Nation, based on Flores Island off the west […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 202119 Views

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‘There will be emotions’: Fundraiser helps Island First Nation begin search for unmarked graves – CHEK News

July 15, 2021 Indigenous children who attended Ahousaht Residential School are shown. It’s an isolated community surrounded by beauty — but Ahousaht was also home to an ugly part of this country’s history. Ahousaht Residential School, run by the United Church, was known for its severe punishments and violence. Thirteen students are known to have […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 202113 Views

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Justice for Jared: FNLC Outraged at RCMP’s Fatal Shooting and Dehumanizing Treatment of Wet’suwet’en Man in Campbell River, BC

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is calling for justice, accountability, an inquest, and a higher level of oversight in the aftermath of the RCMP’s shooting of Jared Lowndes on July 8, 2021. The incident, which saw no attempt at de-escalation from the RCMP, left the 38-year-old […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202112 Views

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