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Minister’s statement on lives lost to poisoned drugs in 2022

Jan. 31, 2023 VICTORIA – Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has released the following statement regarding the BC Coroner’s Service’s year-end report: “The toxic-drug crisis continues to devastate our province. Today’s release by the BC Coroners Service of the 2022 drug toxicity deaths is a sharp reminder of lives cut too short […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 20236 Views

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First Nations face complex, stressful choice: Should school sites be excavated? – Vancouver Sun

Williams Lake First Nation says almost 50 First Nations must be consulted before any exhumations of unmarked graves The chief of the Williams Lake First Nation says he would support excavating possible unmarked graves at the site of the former St. Joseph’s Mission residential school if that’s what elders and the community decide is best. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 20234 Views

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Lisa Helps appointed as Premier’s adviser on housing to support rollout of BC Builds

Jan. 26, 2023 VICTORIA – Premier David Eby has appointed Lisa Helps, Victoria’s former mayor, as the Premier’s housing solutions adviser. Helps will work with the Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Housing, stakeholders and partners, to help design and develop the BC Builds program, an initiative to build housing for middle-income families, individuals and seniors. “The current reality is that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202314 Views

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Douglas Todd: Powers of hereditary chiefs test many First Nations – Vancouver Sun

Jan 26, 2023 Opinion: Few things range more widely in Indigenous communities than the roles assigned to hereditary chiefs “Anishinaabe, Métis, Coastal Salish, Cree, Cherokee. We have nothing much in common. We’re all aboriginal and we have the drum. That’s about it.” — Thomas King, from The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20237 Views

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Pretendian’ the ultimate step in colonialism, says B.C. Métis legal expert – The Province

Jan 25, 2023 Recent revelations of Indigenous identify fraud are just the tip of the iceberg in Canadian universities, government and other institutions, author of report suggests Since Grey Owl a century ago, people of European descent have falsely claimed to be Indigenous for personal gain or a sense of absolution, but one Métis legal […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 20234 Views

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Minister’s statement on Mineral Exploration Week 2023

Jan. 23, 2023 VICTORIA – Josie Osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low-Carbon Innovation, has released the following statement in celebration of Mineral Exploration Week 2023, from Jan. 22-28: “British Columbia’s mineral exploration sector is a foundational part of our economy, helping create family-supporting jobs for thousands of people throughout the province. “Mineral exploration leads […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20236 Views

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UBCIC Condemns Racist Denial of Status Cards by Business

(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is deeply concerned by news reports of signage denying the “suitability” of Indian Status Cards, which are federally issued government ID, as identification posted at the Quarterdeck Beer and Wine Store in Port Hardy. Such policy is discriminatory, anti-reconciliation, and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 20238 Views

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Minister’s statement on Columbia River Treaty negotiations

VICTORIA – Katrine Conroy, Minister Responsible for the Columbia River Treaty, has issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of State’s recent comments about the progress of negotiations toward a modernized treaty: “The Canadian negotiating team continues to work constructively with the U.S. to find agreement on a modernized Columbia River Treaty that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 20237 Views

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TNDC Welcomes New Board Members

18 Jan, 2023 TNDC is pleased to announce the appointment of Mindy Henyu, Brianna Quock and Edward Van Mierlo to the TNDC Board of Directors. Mindy, Brianna and Edward are recognised and accomplished professionals in their respective fields. They will bring valuable perspectives in the collective advancement of TNDC’s strategic goals to drive long-term growth […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202314 Views

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Chief Crystal Smith: First Nations want an energy future, not eco-colonialism – Dawson Creek Mirror

January 18, 2023 Industry and to some extent government, have learned to work with First Nations to establish genuine economic reconciliation opportunities, particularly in the energy sector. Premier David Eby should not be persuaded by a recent activists’ ultimatum calling on him to place rejection of liquefied natural gas projects at “top-of-mind” to meet emission […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 20237 Views

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