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Ktunaxa Nation Statement on Sinixt Hunting Case R. v. Desautel

Cranbrook/ʔa·kiskaqǂiʔit – The Ktunaxa Nation today acknowledged the B.C. Provincial Court decision, released March 27, 2017, finding that Richard Desautel of the Lakes Tribe of the Colville Confederated Tribes (“CCT”) in Washington State has an Aboriginal right to hunt elk in the traditional territory of the Lakes Tribe near Castlegar, B.C. The Lakes Tribe is […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201751 Views

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B.C. Court Confirms Rights in Arrow Lakes

March 27th, 2017 Syilx Okanagan Nation Territory, Westbank BC:  The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) is welcoming the provincial court’s March 27, 2017 Desautel decision. The decision arose as a result of hunting charges laid by the Province against Rick Desautel in 2010. The court acquitted Desautel and held that the descendants of the Sinixt continue […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201775 Views

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U.S. Sinixt have hunting rights in Canada, court rules – Revelstoke Times Review

March 28, 2017 Sinixt hunter Richard Desautel was acquitted Monday by a provincial judge of hunting without a licence as well as without being a resident. Desautel is a resident of Washington State, but was charged in B.C. after killing an elk near Castlegar in 2010. Judge Lisa Mrozinsky, following a three-week trial in Nelson […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201739 Views

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Adoptions Act changes will help clarify policy, connect families – Gov’t of BC

March 2, 2017 VICTORIA – Proposed amendments to the Adoptions Act under Bill 2 confirm and clarify established adoption policy in B.C. to connect children and youth to forever homes. Once enacted, the amendments will ensure that out-of-province adoptions can be considered where it is in the best interests of the child, and confirm the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201737 Views

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Vancouver seeking judicial review of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017  VANCOUVER _ The City of Vancouver is launching another court case in a bid to derail Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline expansion. Council members have voted to go ahead with a judicial review of the provincial government’s environmental assessment of the Trans Mountain project. In June, the city filed another court […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201752 Views

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B.C. Appeal Court orders province to give up data in smoking lawsuit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 14, 2017  VANCOUVER _ The British Columbia government must hand over health information that tobacco giant Phillip Morris International says it needs to fight the province’s efforts to recover health-care costs from tobacco related diseases. In a unanimous decision, a B.C. Court of Appeal panel upheld a lower court order that Phillip […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201759 Views

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Number of B.C. kids-in-care deaths, critical injuries jump dramatically – Vancouver Sun

February 9, 2017 One hundred and twenty children in care or receiving services from the B.C. government died last year, and more than 740 received “critical injuries,” according to a new tally by the children’s advocate. And while the number of children in care in the province has declined over the last decade, the number […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 201791 Views

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Editorial: Youth in care died needlessly – Times Colonist

February 9, 2017 The suicide of a youth in government care in 2015 seemed tragic at the time. In fact, the full story is much worse, and it is spelled out in a new report by the province’s child watchdog. Alex Gervais died at 18 when he threw himself from the window of a hotel […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 201750 Views

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Oversight needed for children in care system – Prince George Citizen

February 8, 2017 Not long before the end of his young life, Alex Gervais was placed in the Abbotsford hotel where he would live out his remaining days before throwing himself to his death out of a fourth-floor window. Though far from proper accommodation for a troubled 18-year-old Metis youth who’d spent much of his […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 201746 Views

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System failed Alex Gervais; RCY report recommendations must be implemented

February 06, 2017 Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia – Leaders of the First Nations Summit (FNS) are speaking in support of today’s report, Broken Promises: Alex’s Story, from Bernard Richard, A/Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) on the life and death of Alex Gervais, an 18 year old Metis youth who committed suicide in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201742 Views

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