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Land Details Agreement between RDKS and Kitselas First Nation

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (Regional District) and Kitselas First Nation (Kitselas) have jointly completed a Thornhill Land Details Agreement. This agreement finalizes the boundaries of a portion of Crown Land on District Lot 373 in Thornhill to be transferred to Kitselas through their LNG Benefits Agreement with the province. It also sets out terms […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 202110 Views

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Tahltan land to be protected in partnership with conservation organizations, industry and Province

April 8, 2021 VICTORIA – A new conservancy to protect the environment and wildlife on Tahltan territory has been created in an area of northwestern B.C., historically known as the Ice Mountain Lands, adjacent to Mount Edziza Provincial Park. The Tahltan Central Government, the Province, Skeena Resources Limited, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and BC […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 202157 Views

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British Columbians in for a big adjustment with Aboriginal title settlement, lawyer says – Trail Daily Times

The shift in ownership will be from what is normally called Crown ownership to Indigenous ownership British Columbians are in for a big shock when ownership of large parts of the province switches from the Crown to First Nations, says Aboriginal rights and title lawyer Jack Woodward. Woodward, who acts on behalf of First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 202112 Views

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BC Government: Legacy sites restoration program cleans up environment, supports good jobs

VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is launching a first-of-its-kind effort to restore oil and gas “legacy sites” across northeastern British Columbia. This effort will support good-paying local jobs, clean up the environment and restore traditional lands in northeastern B.C. A legacy site is an area of land disturbance, such as a seismic cut […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 2021101 Views

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Riverview Lands renamed, master planning underway

COQUITLAM – The Riverview Lands have been renamed səmiq̓wəʔelə (pronounced Suh-MEE-kwuh-EL-uh), in recognition and respect of the Kwikwetlem First Nation’s (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm) historical and cultural ties to its ancestral land. kʷikʷəƛ̓əm asserts Indigenous rights and title to səmiq̓wəʔelə as part of its core traditional territory. “The name səmiq̓ʷəʔelə means ‘The Place of the Great Blue Heron’ […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202117 Views

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Land transfer creates greater economic opportunities for shíshálh Nation

SECHELT – The Province has transferred three parcels of Crown land to shíshálh Nation. This transfer fulfils a commitment under the landmark 2018 Foundation Agreement that will bring significant long-term economic, cultural and social benefits to the shíshálh Nation. “Our Foundation Agreement recognizes shíshálh Title and Rights and expresses how the standards of the United […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202138 Views

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‘Namgis, Province partner as stewards of lands, resources

Feb. 25, 2021 ALERT BAY – The Province and ‘Namgis First Nation have signed an agreement to partner on a modernized land use planning approach to manage the integrity of the ecosystems and natural resources in ‘Namgis territory. Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and Don Svanvik, ‘Namgis Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 2021109 Views

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BC Government: New conservancy recognizes cultural significance to First Nations

Feb. 12, 2021 FORT ST. JOHN – The people of Halfway River First Nation now have more certainty around teaching traditional practices and passing along knowledge to the next generation following the establishment of a new conservancy in northeastern British Columbia. Spanning 5,306 hectares along the southern shore of the Halfway River, the largely forested […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202149 Views

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What Indigenous leaders have to say about Surrey’s rejection of Indigenous land acknowledgment – Globalnews.ca

February 12 2021 Chief Judy Wilson of the BC Union of Indian Chiefs discusses Surrey City Council’s refusal to acknowledge Indigenous land. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/7637161/uwhat-indigenous-leaders-have-to-say-about-surreys-rejection-of-indigenous-land-acknowledgement-ntitled

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202144 Views

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25th Anniversary – Lands Advisory Board

As the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management enters its 25th year of supporting First Nation land governance, we believe it is important to recognize and share the origins of how it came to be. Near the end of the 1980’s, a national group of dedicated Chiefs, studying the effectiveness of the Indian Act, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202146 Views

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