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Open Letter: BCCLA Board’s Letter to Community and Weak Support for Harsha Walia Validates Racist, Alt-Right Agenda and Proves Misogyny and Discrimination Continue to Silence Indigenous Peoples and their Allies

Dear BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) Board of Directors, The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) writes to express our extreme disappointment, concern, and alarm over the BCCLA Board President’s letter to the community and the resignation announcement of BCCLA Executive Director, Harsha Walia. Harsha’s tweet was misconstrued and misrepresented as a call to violence […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 202115 Views

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Statement By Métis Governments regarding Litigation with MNC

July 26, 2021 – On July 20, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), with the support of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA), Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MNS), and Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in its legal action against Clément Chartier. While its decision will be issued next week, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 20215 Views

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Congratulating Charlene Belleau

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) congratulates Charlene Belleau for accepting a critical new position with the BC Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. Minister Murray Rankin announced the appointment at a media event held on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. In this new role, Belleau will act as a crucial ​communication link between BC First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 202110 Views

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Historic agreement brings together municipal, provincial, First Nations governments

July 21, 2021 MISSION – S’olh Temexw – An agreement signed today by the Province, Leq’á:mel, Matsqui and Sumas First Nations and the City of Mission will return traditional lands to the First Nations and establish new public parklands and recreation areas. Leq’á:mel Chief Alice Thompson, Matsqui Chief Alice McKay and Sumas Chief Dalton Silver […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202115 Views

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City of Vancouver responds to calls from community with new Equity Framework

The Framework is important, because it gives us clear and shared definitions and lenses for doing equity work, and identifies focus areas where actions are needed. Aftab Erfan, Chief Equity Officer July 20 2021 – We are taking a significant step forward in acknowledging and upholding the rights and dignity of all people, addressing historic, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202114 Views

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Province names First Nations liaisons to support response on residential school sites

VANCOUVER – First Nations with former Indian Residential School and Indian Hospital sites in or near their communities can now access the B.C. residential school response fund, with the added support of two newly appointed First Nations liaisons. “I acknowledge the trauma that Indigenous peoples continue to experience as a result of the colonial legacy […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202110 Views

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B.C. to announce First Nations liaisons, reveal details of $12M residential schools fund – CTV

July 20, 2021 VICTORIA — British Columbia is expected to name the newly appointed First Nations liaisons who are supporting its residential school response. Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister Murray Rankin is scheduled to introduce the liaisons and provide more details on the province’s $12-million residential schools response fund early this afternoon. The government has […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202112 Views

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B.C. at 150: An unsettling past, but a chance for a better future – Times Colonist

July 20, 2021 A commentary by a professor of history at the University of Victoria and author of Makúk: A New History of Aboriginal White Relations. British Columbia turns 150 years old today. Is it a time to celebrate or to mourn? It has been two full human lifetimes since provincehood, but provinces age differently […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 20218 Views

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Mayor Krog and First Nation Chiefs Call for Peace

The recent discoveries of unmarked graves associated with Residential School Systems has shaken many people to their core and has brought tremendous pain and suffering to survivors who are constantly forced to re-live their experiences at these horrific residential schools. Justice must be promoted and achieved in a significant way to allow Indigenous families to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 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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