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BC Government: Tripartite MOU paves the way for future agreements

July 28, 2021 SNUNEYMUXW TERRITORY – Snuneymuxw First Nation, the Government of B.C. and Canada celebrated continued progress in their relationship with a new tripartite memorandum of understanding (MOU). Snuneymuxw First Nation Chief Mike Wyse; Murray Rankin, B.C.’s Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; and Carolyn Bennett, federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; signed the new MOU […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 20217 Views

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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, 202116 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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AFN Bulletin – Annual General Assembly and National Chief Election 2021 – July 26, 2021

AFN BULLETIN – Annual General Assembly and National Chief Election 2021 – July 26, 2021 National Chief Election Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Chiefs-in-Assembly from across Canada made history earlier this month electing RoseAnne Archibald as the first ever woman National Chief.  Close to 2000 First Nations leaders, Elders, youth, women and veterans gathered for […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 20212 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, 202111 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, 202116 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, 202114 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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