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Prince George bylaw targeting homeless people ‘scapegoats’ the poor, says expert

Via The Canadian Press
Tag(s): Housing, Racism, Reconciliation

PRINCE GEORGE — A northern British Columbia city is enacting new restrictions meant to erase the homeless from its core, intensifying the grief that COVID-19 and the overdose crisis have already...read more

Election 2021: No shows and no interest — leaders may regret ignoring Indigenous voters

Via Windsor Star
Tag(s): Reconciliation

Indigenous leaders disappointed by lack of engagement on issues say Indigenous voters may not show up at the ballot box. Even before the leaders of the three major parties turned down an invitation...read more

National Indigenous Peoples Day a time for reflection, not celebration, this year

Via The Vancouver Sun
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Indigenous Peoples are mourning the children found in 215 unmarked graves in Kamloops and will spend the day in contemplation. The lively and joyous celebrations that usually mark National...read more

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