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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 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 more

'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

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 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 more

BC Assembly of First Nations dissapointed by Throne Speech


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 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”) 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 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 more