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First Nations could influence redrawing of B.C.’s electoral map – Alaska Highway News

“Communities of interest” among Electoral Boundary Commission’s considerations, but what that means is still up in the air Could a significant Indigenous population work to a region’s advantage when it comes to redrawing B.C.’s electoral boundaries map? The Electoral Boundaries Commission is currently gathering public input in advance of issuing a draft proposal. Legislation governing its proceedings requires […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 20225 Views

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Premier’s statement marking one year since the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc’s residential school findings

May 27, 2022 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement marking one year since the announcement of unmarked graves found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School: “May 27 marks one year since the preliminary findings of unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 20225 Views

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Statement on the anniversary of locating unmarked graves at Kamloops residential school

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Statement Ottawa, Ontario (May 27, 2022) — The Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Marc Miller; the Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Patty Hajdu; and the Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, issued the following statement today: “One year ago today, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 20225 Views

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Indigenous people ‘have a right to be angry’: Trudeau says after visit to former residential school site – National Observer

May 25th 2022 It’s been a difficult year for many since the discovery of unmarked graves at residential schools and those expressing anger are justified in doing so, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Trudeau made the comment Tuesday after facing angry chants by some attendees of a memorial ceremony at the former residential school in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 20226 Views

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B.C. and Modern Treaty Nations renew implementation commitment

May 24, 2022 VICTORIA – The Alliance of BC Modern Treaty Nations (Alliance) and the Province have co-developed a Shared Priorities Framework to advance Treaty implementation in British Columbia. The first of its kind in British Columbia, the framework renews a commitment to effective implementation of Modern Treaties in B.C. Modern Treaties are a critically […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 20227 Views

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Speech delivered by the Governor General at the memorial event commemorating one year since the confirmation of unmarked graves at a residential school in Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc

May 23, 2022 Check against delivery Hello, I’m honoured to join you here today, and I acknowledge that we are gathered on the territory of the Secwépemc Nation, specifically the territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. I also open my heart to the survivors who are with us today, and to the families and communities […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 202215 Views

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Governor-General’s eulogy marks end of traditional year of grieving for lost Indigenous children – The Globe and Mail

Governor-General Mary Simon delivered a eulogy for the missing children of the Kamloops Indian Residential School on Monday, as the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation gathered to mark the completion of a year-long period of grieving. “Today, we make ourselves heard across the country. Although it is hard, we are telling Canadians and the world about […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 202210 Views

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Premier Horgan welcomes Governor General Mary Simon

VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan welcomed Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser, on their first official visit to British Columbia. “It is an honour to welcome Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General to our province on behalf of all British Columbians,” said Premier Horgan. “Her Excellency is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20229 Views

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Comment: For museums, a better future means confronting past wrongs – Times Colonist

A commentary by the executive director of the B.C. Museums Association. Museums are amongst the most trusted institutions in Canadian society, and we’re largely used to seeing ourselves as “the good guys,” helping to preserve the past, educate communities and facilitate cross-cultural understanding. What museums often fail to realize is that while we’re the hero […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 20229 Views

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Columbia Valley Métis Association fills first paid position – Columbia Valley Pioneer

May 19, 2022 The Columbia Valley Métis Association (CVMA) is pleased to announce they have filled their first-ever paid position. Kelsey Prichard accepted the role of Community Navigator with the CVMA and officially started last week. It is an exciting time for the association as they have never had a staff person before, and with […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 20229 Views

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