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Interior First Nations asks B.C. to partner on moose, caribou stewardship – Prince George Citizen

October 9, 2020 The interim vice-chair of the Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) says they have reached out to the B.C. government to partner with them to promote ‘reasonable’ stewardship of moose and caribou populations. Although there are no allocations for cow moose in their territory west of Williams Lake, the TNG vehemently opposes this year’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 202041 Views

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On the Record: Advocates Rate NDP’s Child-care Performance – TheTyee.ca

There’s still a long way to go to achieving the promised $10-a-day care, but government gets good marks. Sharon Gregson has been accused of partisan support for the NDP because of her comments on child care early in the election campaign. But Gregson, spokesperson for the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC, a non-partisan […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 202040 Views

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Anxiety grows in First Nations communities amid pandemic’s second wave – Yorkton This Week

First Nations across Canada are having their own second wave of COVID-19 – a jump in case numbers that Indigenous leaders and federal officials are monitoring closely because of the virus’s potential to spread like wildfire in communities often far from medical care. Indigenous communities have a higher risk of spread and poor outcomes due […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 202036 Views

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BREATHE: New message encouraging northern First Nations to get the flu shot – Thompson Citizen

October 8, 2020 Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc. (KIM) has released a new video called “Breathe” that will run for 30 days nationwide starting Oct. 12 as a public service announcement. This video is the first phase of the KIM’s Immunity Wellness campaign designed to promote awareness of minoayawin, which is Cree for wellness, and to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 202033 Views

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American Indigenous group, province argue over cross-border rights at Canada’s top court – Vernon Morning Star

The case of Richard Desautel was heard in Ottawa Oct. 8, 2020 A case that will determine whether or not the United States-based Sinixt have Indigenous rights in Canada was heard at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on Thursday. Last year the B.C. Court of Appeal decided that Sinixt hunter Richard Desautel has […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 202021 Views

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Sober(er) for October: Chris Wycotte from the Williams Lake First Nation shares his inspiring story of recovery from addiction – FNHA

A Wellness Champion profile from the Wellness Team, Office of the Chief Medical Officer Chris Wycotte, 42, is not only sober, happy, and shining bright following his struggles with alcohol consumption and unhappiness, he is now helping other men get on the road to recovery through connecting to the lands and water. His own road […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202026 Views

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New gig for Casimir – Castanet.net

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir is adding another job to her resumé. She was acclaimed to the BC Assembly of First Nations Board of Directors this week. The other acclaimed member was Chief Brian Assu of the We Wai Kai on Quadra Island. The organization represents 203 First Nations in the province. Casimir officially […]

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The Marshall Decision and Mi’kmaq Commercial Fishing Rights: An Explainer – First Peoples Law

October 8, 2020 On September 17, 2020, on the 21st anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Marshall, Sipekne’katik First Nation, a Mi’kmaq First Nation, launched a self-regulated commercial lobster fishery in Saulnierville, Nova Scotia. In the days that followed, Sipekne’katik fishers were accused of operating an illegal fishery and subject […]

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Vancouver: Funding applications open to non-profits meeting critical social needs and supporting renters – Voice Online

THE City of Vancouver is now accepting applications to two grants streams aimed at providing funding for non-profit organizations doing vital work to support Vancouver residents. The Social Policy and Renter Services funding programs will provide grants to help non-profits address priority issues that people in Vancouver are facing including childcare, inequity, and security of […]

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Fund set up to help kids who have aged out of system in B.C. – APTN News

October 6, 2020 The death of Joyce Echaquan, which made waves across Quebec, is a painful reminder of the hatred and ignorance that is continuously manifested toward Indigenous communities. The incident shocked many, yet it reflects a landscape of daily injustices faced by Indigenous communities, many of these anchored in stereotypes, prejudice, and other avenues […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202037 Views

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