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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

B.C. Indigenous leaders call for emergency closure of Fraser River fishery, saying stocks have collapsed

Via CBC
Tag(s): Climate Emergency, Fisheries

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has projected a record low for this year's returns First Nations groups in British Columbia are calling on the federal fisheries minister to issue an emergency order to...read more

Northern Indigenous communities to benefit from added $305-million in federal funding

Via MYPGNOW
Tag(s): Emergency - COVID-19 Pandemic, Financial Aid

Indigenous Services Minister, Marc Miller announced the Federal Government has set aside an additional $305 million to support Indigenous communities in dealing with the pandemic. These funds will...read more

First Nations Leadership Council calling for halt on changes to B.C.'s Clean Energy Act

Via City News
Tag(s): Climate Emergency, Economic Development

CHILLIWACK (NEWS1130) – The First Nations Leadership Council is the latest to register its opposition to pending changes to the province’s Clean Energy Act. Bill 17 proposes to remove energy self-...read more

Indigenous leaders call for systemic review of RCMP practices

Via Canadian Press
Tag(s): Justice

First Nations and Inuit leaders are urging Ottawa to launch an independent, civilian review of RCMP practices to start addressing the number of violent incidents between Mounties and Indigenous...read more