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'Reconciliation on the back burner': throne speech

Via Turtle Island News
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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

A Healthy Earth Needs Indigenous Peoples

Via Project Syndicate
Tag(s): Climate Emergency, Environment

A growing body of evidence shows that lands and waters that are owned, managed, and used by indigenous peoples and local communities are much healthier than those that aren’t. Governments and...read more

B.C. and First Nations sign 25 year revenue sharing pact

Via East Kootenay News Online Weekly 2020
Tag(s): Economic Development, Gaming

First Nations in B.C. and the provincial government completed and signed a 23-year agreement on Sept. 16, that will see the province share approximately $3 billion in gaming revenue. The agreement...read more

Indigenous leader feels NHL could do better job of acknowledging their experience with racism

Via CBC
Tag(s): Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, Racism

It's laudable for the NHL and the NHL Players' Association to protest acts of violence against Black people, but the league and players should also speak out against racism faced by Indigenous people...read more

Lheidli T'enneh celebrate start of ancient forest project

Via Prince George Citizen
Tag(s): Arts & Culture, Economic Development, Health & Wellness

The Lheidli T'enneh celebrated the beginning of an $8.7 million dollar enhancement project planned for Chun T'oh Whudujut/Ancient Forest Park on Friday. Detailed planning is scheduled to start this...read more

‘This is a catastrophic situation’: First Nations leaders close salmon fishery in Tsilhqot’in

Via The Williams Lake Tribune
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A sonar population assessment on Aug. 12 at the Farwell Bridge counted just 16 sockeye Tsilhqot’in leaders say they have no choice but to close all salmon fishing within their territory west of...read more