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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

B.C. First Nations leaders want immediate end to open-net salmon farms

Via National Observer
Tag(s): Economic Development, Fisheries

A First Nations leadership alliance is calling for the immediate end to salmon farming using open-net pens in B.C. waters, citing the threat of sea lice to wild fish stocks. And on Monday, NDP...read more

‘We need action’: Teegee on delayed MMIWG National Action Plan

Via CKPG Today
Tag(s): Justice, Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+

It has been a little over a year since the final report on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and still no National Action Plan to show for, causing some unrest...read more

Indigenous Day (Part 3): B.C. minister acknowledges province’s ‘very dark’ history

Via Business In Vancouver
Tag(s): Justice, Racism

Glacier Media hears from Indigenous leader, police chief and government minister in three-part series in advance of National Indigenous Peoples Day. ...read more

Indigenous Day (Part 2): Vancouver police chief says VPD values its relationship with Indigenous peoples

Via Business In Vancouver
Tag(s): Justice, Racism

Glacier Media hears from Indigenous leader, police chief and government minister in three-part series in advance of National Indigenous Peoples Day. ...read more

Regional chief Teegee calls for policing 'overhaul'

Via Prince George Citizen
Tag(s): Justice, Racism

Anger. Frustration. Sadness These are some of the emotions Terry Teegee, the Regional Chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations, has felt in recent weeks. ...read more