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Strong majority support a national day of remembrance for residential school victims: survey

Via Global News
Tag(s): Reconciliation

A strong majority of Canadians support the idea of a national day of remembrance for victims of residential schools, a new survey suggests. The discovery of the remains of 215 children in an...read more

Bill C-15 Brings Economic Stability to Canada

Via The Toronto Star
Tag(s): Economic Development, Reconciliation

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), is a monumental human rights instrument. I remember the optimism felt by Indigenous communities worldwide when the...read more

Regional Chief Terry Teegee has high hopes for MMIWG engagement sessions

Via MyPGNow
Tag(s): Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+

A series of engagement sessions on the development of the National Action Plan on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be hosted by the BC Assembly of First Nations. Collaboration...read more

BC AFN to hold engagement sessions on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls national action plan

Via The Star
Tag(s): Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+

Families and survivors of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, two-spirit and gender-diverse individuals will be an integral part of the development of a national action plan when the...read more

Beautiful First Nations video dispels COVID-19 vaccine myths with help from Lheidli T'enneh member

Via Prince George Matters
Tag(s): Emergency - COVID-19 Pandemic

Kym Gouchie lends musical aid to informational feature As COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out across British Columbia, the BC Assembly of First Nations has launched a new campaign to “help dispel...read more

COVID-19: B.C. First Nations leaders battle vaccine misinformation

Via Vancouver Sun
Tag(s): Health & Wellness

The B.C. Assembly of First Nations is trying to quash misinformation circulating about vaccines, in push to protect vulnerable people “Getting the vaccine is safe.” That is the message behind a...read more

On-reserve housing conditions challenge First Nations’ fight against COVID-19

Via Williams Lake Tribune
Tag(s): Emergency - COVID-19 Pandemic, Health & Wellness

People really need to learn and not be quick to judge First Nations reserves: First Nation councillor Overcrowding and lack of adequate housing has made COVID-19 even more challenging in First ...read more

First Nations leaders condemn widespread reports of racism at Royal BC Museum

Via Global News
Tag(s): Health & Wellness, Racism

A group of First Nations leaders in B.C. are speaking out after an internal survey at the Royal BC Museum revealed widespread issues involving racism and discrimination. “It’s disappointing,...read more

Vaccination comments by Nechako Lakes MLA draw ire of First Nations leaders

Via BC Local News
Tag(s): Emergency - COVID-19 Pandemic, Health & Wellness

“It's been really hard because we've lost quite a few people already, and we're just tired." First Nations leaders in the north are calling on the BC Liberals to discipline Nechako Lakes MLA John...read more

Alexandra Morton: The trilogy of DFO decisions in 2020—is this the end of wild Fraser River salmon?

Via Georgia Straight
Tag(s): Fisheries

Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan, MP for South Shore—St. Margarets, Nova Scotia, will make a decision within the next week that will decide the fate of the Fraser River sockeye salmon. Already...read more