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First Nations acquire provincial Jericho land parcel

April 8, 2016 The leadership of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations have signed an historic land-sale agreement with the Province to purchase the provincial Jericho Lands. Following an extensive consultation process with the First Nations, an agreement has been reached for the Nations to purchase the two parcels that make up the Jericho lands […]

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 2016226 Views

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ʔakisq ̓ nuk claim to Madias Tatley land confirmed by tribunal

February 15, 2016 ʔakisq̓nuk / Windermere – A recent ruling by the Specific Claims Tribunal has affirmed the ʔakisq̓nuk First Nation’s claim of approximately 3,000 acres of land in the Madias Tatley area. Madias Tatley is immediately east of the ʔakisq̓nuk First Nation. ʔakisq̓nuk applied to the tribunal to review reserve creation and additional land […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 20161595 Views

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Land transfers build opportunity on road to treaty

February 5, 2016 Land transfers under incremental treaty agreements with British Columbia will open new economic opportunities to four First Nation communities in the Cariboo. The incremental treaty agreements provide for the transfer of up to 3,760 hectares of Crown land to Tsq’escen’ First Nation (Canim Lake), Stswecem’c/Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe/Dog Creek), Xat’sūll First Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 2016297 Views

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Aboriginal anti-domestic violence projects set to launch

February 5, 2016 Twenty-four Aboriginal organizations and communities throughout B.C. will receive $1.5 million from the provincial government to support culture-based domestic violence programs for Aboriginal families and communities. The Aboriginal Domestic Violence Funding Project helps address domestic violence by supporting projects created and delivered by Aboriginal organizations and communities. Funding is provided in two […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 2016289 Views

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Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation (SSN) and the Land Question

KAMLOOPS, BC–( January 21, 2016) – SSN have never ceded, surrendered or given up any interests in our territory and ask the question: When will the Province of BC and KGHM recognize SSN ownership and jurisdiction on our territory? SSN are disappointed in the Province’s recent statement that they will vigorously oppose the Title Claim […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016266 Views

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Treaty 8 Stewards of the Land set out conditions to protect lands

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FORT CAMP, BC, Treaty 8 Territory, Jan. 18, 2016 /CNW/ – First Nation members today called on the Canadian and British Columbian governments to embrace a three-point plan that will protect lands at imminent threat of destruction as preparatory work continues to build the Site C dam. “As Treaty 8 Stewards of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 2016231 Views

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Riverview Lands vision highlights plan for a complete community

After two years of consultation with thousands of British Columbians and multiple stakeholders on the future use of the Riverview Lands, the Province today released a Vision for Renewing Riverview Lands. The vision highlights five key themes – mental health and substance-use care, heritage and environment, a complete community, housing and economic development – that […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2015296 Views

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Lelu Island Update

There has been a great deal of misinformation out there about Pacific Northwest LNG’s proposal and the exploratory work they are doing on Lelu Island. Here are the facts: We are not in active negotiations with Pacific Northwest LNG. The occupation on Lelu Island is a legitimate activity that is supported by many in the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 2015300 Views

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Agreement with B.C. expands Haisla Nation lands

A land transfer agreement with the Province supports new cultural, social and economic opportunities for the Haisla Nation, while advancing reconciliation with the First Nation. John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, and Ellis Ross, Chief Councillor of the Haisla Nation, celebrated an incremental treaty agreement today in Kitamaat Village. The Province introduced incremental […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2015233 Views

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Lax Kw’alaams Announces Aboriginal Title Claim to Lelu Island

Vancouver, September 16, 2015 — The Lax Kw’alaams First Nation has announced it is proceeding with a title action on Lelu Island and Flora Bank, an area of critical fisheries habitat located in the estuary of the Skeena River. A title action is the first step in the establishment of existing aboriginal title to the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2015258 Views

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