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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 more

First Nations leaders condemn widespread reports of racism at Royal BC Museum

Via Global News
Tag(s): Health & Wellness, Racism

A group of First Nations leaders in B.C. are speaking out after an internal survey at the Royal BC Museum revealed widespread issues involving racism and discrimination. “It’s disappointing, more

Vaccination comments by Nechako Lakes MLA draw ire of First Nations leaders

Via BC Local News
Tag(s): Emergency - COVID-19 Pandemic, Health & Wellness

“It's been really hard because we've lost quite a few people already, and we're just tired." First Nations leaders in the north are calling on the BC Liberals to discipline Nechako Lakes MLA more

Alexandra Morton: The trilogy of DFO decisions in 2020—is this the end of wild Fraser River salmon?

Via Georgia Straight
Tag(s): Fisheries

Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan, MP for South Shore—St. Margarets, Nova Scotia, will make a decision within the next week that will decide the fate of the Fraser River sockeye salmon. more

First Nations Leadership Council demands justice for victims of B.C. social worker

Via The Canadian Press
Tag(s): First Nations Children, Youth & Families

The B.C. First Nations Leadership Council is speaking out against the alleged ‘corrupt’ actions of ‘disgraced’ former Kelowna social worker, Robert Saunders. It’s alleged Saunders stole money more

First Nations leaders relieved that former Kelowna social worker is charged and in custody

Via CTV News
Tag(s): First Nations Children, Youth & Families, Justice

Members of the B.C. First Nations Leadership Council say they’re relieved that a former social worker charged with fraud has been arrested and is in police custody. Robert Riley Saunders, who more

First Nations renew call to revoke salmon farm licences

Via Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News
Tag(s): Fisheries

B.C.’s First Nations Leadership Council is calling on Canada’s fisheries minister to immediately revoke the 18 salmon farm licences from the Discovery Islands ahead of her official decision more

Indigenous Leaders Want Immediate Action on Health-Care Racism

Via The Tyee
Tag(s): Health & Wellness, Racism

‘You have to go to the hospital sometimes, and it has to be safe for all British Columbians,’ says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. Indigenous leaders are calling on Premier John Horgan to more

“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 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 more