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Dr. Charlene Higgins: B.C. First Nations in forestry: What does commitment from government really mean? – Vancouver Sun

Opinion: It means meaningful and sustained engagement with First Nations on forest legislation and policy that impacts directly on First Nations business to survive and thrive in the forest sector economy. Oct 22, 2020 The B.C. government has been engaging with First Nations for years to discuss forest revenue-sharing models and policies, meaningful approaches to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 20204 Views

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Lax Kw’alaams Ferry

We are pleased to announce that the Spirit of Lax Kw’alaams has returned from a major retrofit and will be back in service for the afternoon sailing on Friday, October 30th. We thank our members for their patience over the last two months.  Despite a few hiccups things have gone smoothly but it is nice […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202018 Views

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UBCIC: Federal Government’s Ties to Fish Farm Industry and Monopoly on Research Hastening Demise of Wild Salmon

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – October 21, 2020) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is demanding transparency and accountability from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regarding their continued jeopardization of wild salmon stocks. Following the DFO’s recent announcement that open-net pen farms in BC’s Discovery Islands pose a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202013 Views

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Squamish Nation: Letter of solidarity to Mi’kmaw Nation & Sipekne’katik First Nation

Dear Mi’kmaw Nation & Sipekne’katik First Nation, The Squamish Nation stands in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers. We join in you in your calls for immediate action by governments and law enforcement. The Squamish Nation profoundly condemns the racist, violent attacks on our Mi’kmaq relatives that have taken place over the last several days at the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202014 Views

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Shxwha:y First Nation faces baffling Provincial hurdle on the path to economic self-determination

CHILLIWACK, BC, Oct. 16, 2020 – Shxwha:y Chief and Council invite political leaders to put words into action on the path to reconciliation by facilitating meaningful Indigenous participation in the growth of the British Columbia cannabis industry, a promise the current government has thus far failed to live up to. Shxwha:y First Nation expects to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202044 Views

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BC First Nations Rock the Vote seeks to educate and motivate Indigenous voters – Prince George Citizen

Mikelle Sasakamoose wants more Indigenous people to vote. She volunteers her time to help run BC First Nations Rock the Vote, a Facebook page dedicated to Indigenous voting. “I just hope that everybody gets out there and votes,” she says. “I want everyone to know that their voice is important, whatever they think or feel […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202017 Views

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FNLC stands with the Mi’kmaq and calls on Federal Government, Government of Nova Scotia and the RCMP to step in and stop the racist violence

Statement The First Nations Leadership Council (a collaborative working relationship between BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit and Union of BC Indian Chiefs – [FNLC]) strongly denounces the abhorrent violence and disregard for the law by non-indigenous protesters who have disrupted and interfered with the legal and constitutionally protected rights of the Mi’kmaq people. Inciting hostility and undermining […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202017 Views

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42nd Provincial BC Elections: Voting Information for Squamish Nation Members

The Squamish Nation Council would like to encourage all eligible members 18+ to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming BC election. Voting Opportunities Because this election is taking place during a pandemic situation, BC Elections have taken every precaution to insure voting is a safe experience. Every person in British Columbia who is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202018 Views

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UBCIC Open Letter: Call for a BC Action Plan on MMIWG2S

To: Leaders of BC political parties Green: Sonia Furstenau Liberal: Andrew Wilkinson, Paul Barbeau New Democratic: John Horgan, Craig Keating October 14, 2020 OPEN LETTER: Call for a BC Action Plan on MMIWG2S Dear Leaders, We, members of the Coalition on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in BC (the Coalition), are writing to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202029 Views

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Coalition on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in B.C. demands action plan from provincial leaders – Straight.com

Dear Leaders, We, members of the Coalition on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in BC (the Coalition), are writing to express grave concern and disappointment that no political party’s released platform includes a plan to implement the Calls for Justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. With […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202030 Views

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