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Squamish Nation: Porteau Cove Lands Update

Nov 23, 2016 Independent Review and Legal Opinion of Allegations of Negligence against Ratcliff & Company LLP in Relation to Porteau Cove Lands The Squamish Nation Chiefs and Council (“Council”) have received and accepted an independent legal opinion from Greg Tucker at Owen Bird Law Corporation regarding allegations of negligence made against Ratcliff and Company (“Ratcliff”) with […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 2016222 Views

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Editorial: Land settlement a sign of hope – Times Colonist

November 15, 2016 The work took 25 years, and some of those who started it died before it was finished, but the Snuneymuxw First Nation finally has a settlement for 79 acres in downtown Nanaimo that were snatched by the government. Acting chief Douglas White said the settlement of $49,148,121 is “the largest specific claim […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 2016159 Views

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Nanaimo First Nation ratifies record land-claim settlement – Times Colonist

November 13, 2016 Snuneymuxw First Nation members have ratified a near $50-million settlement with the federal government for 79 acres of former Indian reserve land in the middle of downtown Nanaimo. “Our people have voted nearly unanimously to accept the terms of the settlement agreement and trust agreement,” said acting chief Douglas White on Sunday. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2016166 Views

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First Nation accepts $50M settlement for land in Nanaimo, B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2016 NANAIMO, B.C. _ Members of a First Nation on Vancouver Island have ratified a nearly $50-million settlement with the federal government, compensating the community for a piece of land in what is now downtown Nanaimo, B.C. Ninety-eight per cent of the 848 community members who cast a ballot in Saturday’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2016173 Views

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CRD Acquires Land for Sea To Sea Regional Park Reserve

Nov 08, 2016 Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board is pleased to announce the acquisition of land for the Sea to Sea Regional Park Reserve. Two lots totaling 39 hectares (97 acres) of land near Ayum Creek in Sooke have been purchased for $475,000. The lots, at the southeastern boundary of the Sea […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2016154 Views

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A “YES” vote for Metlakatla First Nation & Nak’azdli Whut’en

A “YES” vote for Metlakatla First Nation! October 13, 14, and 15, 2016, Metlakatla First Nation Members voted “YES”, making Metlakatla the 65th Nation to ratify a community Land Code under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management. With the vote results indisputably reflecting the community’s will to reassume control over their lands and […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2016167 Views

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Saulteau FN: Voting Results

October 9, 2016 Saulteau First Nations Box 1020 Chetwynd, BC V0C 1J0 Canada To Whom It May Concern: The following election results are certified by Simply Voting to have been securely processed and accurately tabulated by our independently managed service. Respectfully yours, Brian Lack President Simply Voting Inc. TLE Settlement Offer Start: 2016-10-02 08:00:00 US/Pacific […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 2016178 Views

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FNTC: Submission information for section 7 written representations

October 4, 2016 The First Nations Fiscal Management Act (“FMA”) provides an opportunity for members, taxpayers, and other interested persons to make written submissions to the First Nations Tax Commission (“Commission”) about laws made by a First Nation under section 5 of the FMA. All section 7 written representations are considered by the Commission: The […]

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 2016189 Views

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K’omoks First Nation Votes “YES”!

On September 12th, 2016, the K’omoks First Nation voted to ratify its land code with an overwhelming approval rate of 92%!  This is the 61st successful vote for an Operational signatory community ratifying its land code under the Framework Agreement.  The abundantly clear majority signifies the community’s will to resume governance jurisdiction over its lands […]

by pmnationtalk on September 30, 2016195 Views

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Indigenous People will never Stop Defending Their Land – FNBC

September 28, 2016 There are times when I feel disheartened as an Indigenous person. I think, doesn’t anyone listen to Indigenous people and uphold our values and knowledge? Doesn’t anyone care that our rights are being trampled on? That our grandchildren won’t know what a fish is and that the world as we know it […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2016170 Views

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