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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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BC First Nations Rock the Vote seeks to educate and motivate Indigenous voters – Prince George Citizen

Mikelle Sasakamoose wants more Indigenous people to vote. She volunteers her time to help run BC First Nations Rock the Vote, a Facebook page dedicated to Indigenous voting. “I just hope that everybody gets out there and votes,” she says. “I want everyone to know that their voice is important, whatever they think or feel […]

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Family calls for public inquiry after Indigenous teen’s death in Abbotsford group home – Global News

The family the 17-year-old boy who was found dead in his Abbotsford group home is searching for answers into his death. The Representative for Children and Youth is reviewing the death, but the family says it wants a full public inquiry. Rumina Daya reports. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/7400682/family-calls-for-public-inquiry-after-indigenous-teens-death-in-abbotsford-group-home

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202016 Views

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Kelowna woman speaks out on 3rd anniversary of sister’s murder – Trail Times

Russia Nicholson’s body was found in an orchard in October 2017 Oct. 15, 2020 It’s been three years since Russia Nicholson’s body was discovered in an orchard on Cooper Road. Since the Métis woman was first found on the private property, back on Oct. 11, 2017, her death was deemed suspicious by the Kelowna RCMP. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202026 Views

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‘Extinct’ tribe optimistic that Supreme Court will reverse hurtful declaration – The Loop

A First Nations tribe that was formally declared extinct in Canada could soon have that declaration reversed by the Supreme Court after more than half a century, a landmark decision that could pave the way for other Indigenous groups straddling the U.S. border to claim legal rights in Canada. A First Nations tribe that was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202022 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, 202030 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, 202035 Views

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SFU fails to properly consult Indigenous students (again) and peoples regarding new First Peoples’ Gathering House (again) – The Peak

Orange Shirt Day, FPGH ground awakening, and statements from the FNSA and SFSS On Orange Shirt Day, SFU held a ground awakening ceremony for the First Peoples Gathering House (FPGH), which will open in 2023. The FPGH will be a space on the Burnaby campus that is meant to create a “safe, welcoming[,] and supportive […]

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Alkali Resource Management receives 2020 Indigenous Business Award – CFI

Alkali Resource Management (ARM), owned by the Esk’etemc First Nation which manages 80,000 hectares of land south of Williams Lake, B.C., has won a 2020 Indigenous Business Award. The award is given by the B.C. Achievement Foundation. According to The Williams Lake Tribune, the company will be celebrated in November through a series of digital […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202015 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Oct 5-11, 2020 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes injunctions, Aboriginal title, the duty to consult, Treaty rights, Charter rights, land defence, jury diversity and more. Check out this explainer on the Marshall decision and Mi’kmaq commercial fishing rights by my colleague Angela D’Elia Decembrini The Marshall Decision and Mi’kmaq Commercial Fishing Rights: An Explainer Mi’kmaq fishers are facing violence for practicing […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 202025 Views

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