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Terry Teegee: A better, safer way forward is still possible: End inhumane decampments now

Via Vancouver Sun
Tag(s): Homelessness, Housing, Justice, Poverty, Reconciliation

Opinion: All levels of government need to take the rights of the unhoused into consideration when making decisions that affect their lives Despite having signed a memorandum of understanding more

First Nations leadership condemn action at Prince George park

Via CBC Daybreak North
Tag(s): Homelessness, Housing, Justice

Regional Chief Terry Teegee's interview is at about 1h:41min:37sec more

BCAFN Chief and Board of Directors Acclaimed for Another Term, New Youth Representatives Seek Spots in September Election

Via CFNR Network

Regional Chief Terry Teegee has been acclaimed to serve a third term at the head of the table for the BC Assembly of First Nations. Teegee, a member of the Takla Nation, and the entire Board more

Mountie dilemma: Could contract policing by the RCMP be on the way out in B.C.?

Via Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun
Tag(s): Justice

With a B.C. committee recommending a provincial police force and Ottawa reviewing the role of RCMP, a question now hangs over the agency on its 150th anniversary: Is this the time? Will the RCMP more

B.C.'s modernized emergency legislation will require more preparedness

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

Legislation planned for this fall will also give First Nations a larger role The B.C. government plans to introduce sweeping changes to emergency management legislation this fall to more

Fort Nelson First Nation woman joins TELUS Indigenous Advisory Council

Via Engergetic City
Tag(s): Reconciliation

Taylor Behn-Tsakoza from Fort Nelson First Nation has joined TELUS’ Indigenous Advisory Council as a youth representative. Behn-Tsakoza is one of six new additions to the council, which now has more

B.C. cabinet, First Nations’ leadership gather for important conversations

Via BC Government
Tag(s): Reconciliation

The seventh B.C. Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering began on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, marking the first in-person gathering since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020 and the more

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 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. 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 more