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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

First Nations Leadership Council demands justice for victims of B.C. social worker

Via The Canadian Press
Tag(s): First Nations Children, Youth & Families

The B.C. First Nations Leadership Council is speaking out against the alleged ‘corrupt’ actions of ‘disgraced’ former Kelowna social worker, Robert Saunders. It’s alleged Saunders stole money from...read more

First Nations leaders relieved that former Kelowna social worker is charged and in custody

Via CTV News
Tag(s): First Nations Children, Youth & Families, Justice

Members of the B.C. First Nations Leadership Council say they’re relieved that a former social worker charged with fraud has been arrested and is in police custody. Robert Riley Saunders, who is...read more

First Nations renew call to revoke salmon farm licences

Via Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News
Tag(s): Fisheries

B.C.’s First Nations Leadership Council is calling on Canada’s fisheries minister to immediately revoke the 18 salmon farm licences from the Discovery Islands ahead of her official decision expected...read more

Indigenous Leaders Want Immediate Action on Health-Care Racism

Via The Tyee
Tag(s): Health & Wellness, Racism

‘You have to go to the hospital sometimes, and it has to be safe for all British Columbians,’ says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. Indigenous leaders are calling on Premier John Horgan to immediately...read more

“Mental health and addictions resources are lacking in the north,”: Teegee

Via MyBulkleyLakesNow
Tag(s): Health & Wellness

BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee believes the province needs to do more to combat COVID-19 and the opioid crisis, which are having a dramatic impact on the Indigenous...read more

Regional Chiefs Teegee and Picard Call for Independent Investigation into the Assault of Genesta Garson

Via Cision
Tag(s): Justice, Racism, Reconciliation

WENDAKE, QC, Nov. 12, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Regional Chief Terry Teegee (BCAFN) and Regional Chief Ghislain Picard(AFNQL) are calling for an independent investigation into a video that shows the brutal...read more

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

Via Vancouver Sun
Tag(s): Economic Development, Reconciliation

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...read more

Parallels drawn between police action over B.C. pipeline fights, Mi’kmaq fishers

Via Surrey Now-Leader
Tag(s): Fisheries, Justice, Racism, Reconciliation

Then there was the RCMP’s raid on Wet’suwet’en Nation territory in February By Carl Meyer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, National Observer The RCMP’s failure to protect Mi’kmaq fishers from...read more