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“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

'Reconciliation on the back burner': throne speech

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Death of First Nations youth in B.C. group home sparks calls for an investigation

Via CBC
Tag(s): First Nations Children, Youth & Families

The case of a 17-year-old First Nations youth in care who was found dead in his bedroom closet at an Abbotsford, B.C., group home days after he was reported missing has First Nations organizations...read more

Terry Teegee: Earth is more than a source of revenue

Via Irish Examiner
Tag(s): Environment

In May 2019, a landmark report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services painted a bleak picture of our planet’s health.  Around one million animal and...read more

BC Assembly of First Nations dissapointed by Throne Speech

Via MYPGNOW
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The Federal government delivered the Throne Speech yesterday (Wednesday), outlining its upcoming agenda and announcing a number of priorities being pushed to advance reconciliation with Indigenous...read more

Unprecedented Coalition of First Nations and Commercial and Sport Fishers Calls for Removal of Fish Farms

Via MLT Aikins
Tag(s): Environment, Fisheries

On September 22, an unprecedented coalition of First Nations, commercial fishers, sport fishers, wilderness tourism organizations and environmental non-governmental organizations (“ENGO’s”) called...read more