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Indigenous people an 'afterthought' as world leaders gather to confront climate change

Via The Vancouver Sun
Tag(s): Climate Change, Climate Emergency

"Governments of the world don't seem to understand or appreciate the impacts of climate change on Indigenous people." — Hugh Braker, First Nations Summit A delegation of B.C. First Nations attending...read more

Terry Teegee: Local governments need to consider how their actions contribute to — or hinder — reconciliation

Via Vancouver Sun
Tag(s): Reconciliation

Opinion: To begin the process of ending racism and discrimination towards First Nations, municipalities must require their staff to participate in cultural awareness and humility training. The...read more

New First Nations centre coming to B.C. to give economic development guidance

Via Burns Lake Lakes District News
Tag(s): Arts & Culture, Cannabis, Clean Energy, Economic Development, Employment, Environment, Fisheries, Food Security, Health & Wellness, Job Training, Poverty, Reconciliation, Self-Sufficiency, Skills Training, Students, Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+

Centre will look at how to better benefit from sectors such as forestry, mining and natural gas. A group of 204 First Nations in B.C. will soon have one central hub to look toward for support and...read more

The federal government is failing First Nations fishers, Senate committee finds

Via Senate Canada
Tag(s): Economic Development, Fisheries, Food Security, Health & Wellness, Reconciliation, Self-Sufficiency

A new report from the Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans asserts that the federal government has failed to fully implement Indigenous rights-based fisheries.  The report, Peace on the Water:...read more

FNLC nominated for a Climate & Energy Action Award!

Via Community Energy Association
Tag(s): Climate Change, Climate Emergency

First Nations Leadership Council was nominated for a Climate & Energy Action Award!  These awards celebrate communities that are leaders in transformative and innovative climate action. Winners...read more

AFN Yukon Regional Chief Adamek Says Independent Criminal Investigation of Residential Institutions Still Needed

Via Assembly of First Nations
Tag(s): First Nations Children, Youth & Families, Justice, Racism, Reconciliation

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek says the appointment of an independent Special Interlocutor today by federal Justice Minister David Lametti does not...read more

National Chief Archibald Says First Nations Require Economic Reconciliation to Advance Healing Path Forward

Via AFN
Tag(s): Climate Change, Environment, Housing, Poverty, Reconciliation, Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald says the 2022 federal budget tabled today in Ottawa falls short in addressing the urgent and long-term needs...read more

Opinion: Terry Teegee: Municipalities in B.C. seem blinded to their responsibility to be good-faith partners in reconciliation

Via Vancouver Sun
Tag(s): Homelessness, Housing

Opinion: With such a high proportion of homeless people being Indigenous, many municipalities that continue to pursue a strategy of destroying encampments are in violation of the UN Declaration on...read more

First Nations Gathering Virtually to Set Direction for Progress at AFN Special Chiefs Assembly

Via Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
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(Ottawa, ON) – Hundreds of First Nations leaders, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Women, Youth and Veterans from across Canada are joined virtually today through Thursday for the Assembly of First Nations...read more

'We have nowhere': B.C. First Nations, rural residents say storm permanently changed the land

Via The Vancouver Sun
Tag(s): Climate Change, Climate Emergency, Health & Wellness, Housing, Reconciliation

"For our grandchildren and their children, now the devastation has left them nothing": Shackan First Nation Chief Arnold Lampreau.   Chief Arnold Lampreau expects his house is a total loss, but the...read more