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Cowichan Tribes members to vote on taking back control of its lands – CHEK

April 21, 2019 WATCH: Vancouver Island’s largest First Nation wants to take back control of its land. Cowichan Tribes members will be voting on transferring control from Ottawa to the band. If successful, the band says it would lead to new economic opportunities. Kendall Hanson reports. Cowichan Tribes runs numerous successful businesses, and they want […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 201918 Views

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Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq grandmothers to launch land title claim against gas project – Journal Of Commerce

April 22, 2019 HALIFAX — Three Indigenous women described as “grassroots grandmothers” who were arrested recently at a rural construction site north of Halifax have filed a title claim over land where a company plans to build a natural gas storage facility. Their lawyer, Michael McDonald, told the Nova Scotia Supreme Court that the claim […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 201915 Views

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New First Nations Report Details Groundbreaking Dialogue around Native Stewardship of Lands, Natural Resources and Sacred Sites

LONGMONT, Colorado (April 18, 2019) – In November 2018 in Denver, Colorado, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) convened representatives of 15 tribes and Native nonprofit organizations alongside natural resource professionals and experts in Native law and policy to begin a dialogue. That dialogue was about tribal stewardship of land, natural resources and sacred sites. […]

by pnationtalk on April 18, 201931 Views

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Landowner donates property to Lheidli T’enneh – Prince George Citizen

April 17, 2019 A private landowner is donating two regional district lots to the original keepers of the land. For the past few decades, Penelope Harris has owned the two parcels of undeveloped forest in the Willow River community. She never spent any time with the land, owning it as an investment property. On Wednesday, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201919 Views

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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority hosts public open houses on proposed Land Use Plan amendments

April 17, 2019 The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is hosting two public open houses on the following proposed amendments to its Land Use Plan: The port authority recently acquired three properties in Vancouver, Surrey and Delta. The port authority entered into a long-term lease (60 years) with the Province of B.C. on a site in […]

by pnationtalk on April 18, 201914 Views

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Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq grandmothers to launch land title claim against gas project – Advocate Daily

HALIFAX — Three Indigenous women described as “grassroots grandmothers” who were arrested last week at a rural construction site north of Halifax have filed a title claim over land where a company plans to build a natural gas storage facility. Their lawyer, Michael McDonald, told the Nova Scotia Supreme Court Wednesday the claim is based […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201927 Views

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The Government of Canada concludes an important chapter concerning surplus land in the former Mirabel airport reserve

From: Transport Canada April 15, 2019 Mirabel, Quebec Transport Canada The Government of Canada is committed to furthering important socio-economic objectives that contribute to the growth and development of communities across Canada. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced that it is restarting the process to sell surplus lands from the former Mirabel […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 201943 Views

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A ‘long, difficult journey’ for Grassy Narrows, Wabaseemoong – Dryden Now

10 April 2019 The Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong Independent Nation communities are working together to protect their lands and resources, and to work with the provincial and federal governments to develop a mercury treatment centre and remediate the English and Wabigoon River system. Chief Rudy Turtle of Grassy Narrows and Chief John Paishk […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201933 Views

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Government of Yukon and Taku River Tlingit First Nation agree to protect A Cu Village area from development

April 04, 2019 The Government of Yukon and the Taku River Tlingit First Nation have agreed that the A Cu Village site and surrounding area should be withdrawn from land dispositions and mineral staking while government-to-government discussions continue on how to implement a court declaration related to mineral staking in Taku River Tlingit First Nation […]

by pnationtalk on April 5, 201952 Views

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Richmond Hill residents slam decision on Indigenous land acknowledgement – Yorkregion.com

It was an emotional night for Richmond Hill residents at the council meeting on Mar. 25. Residents who packed the council chamber gasped and booed as they watched as councillors decided not to start council meetings with an Indigenous land acknowledgement. Councillors voted unanimously to adopt a motion that directs staff to create a course […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201948 Views

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New land added to B.C.’s parks and protected areas

March 25, 2019 VICTORIA – Proposed amendments to the Protected Areas of British Columbia Act will expand B.C.’s parks and protected areas system, adding approximately 107 hectares of new land to six existing Class A parks. To reflect ancestral connections and support reconciliation efforts, the amendments also include renaming John Dean Park to ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201989 Views

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Aboriginal Lands – Duties of the Crown – Fair dealing and reconciliation – The Lawyer’s Daily

March 26, 2019 Appeal by the Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government and the Tsilhqot’in Nation from a judicial review judgment. The appellants held judicially recognized aboriginal hunting, trapping and trade rights in their traditional territory. They also conducted fishing, gathering, and spiritual and ceremonial activities in the area that were of special significance to their […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201929 Views

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McKay Métis ask Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeal on Rigel Oil Sands Project

FORT MCKAY, AB, March 21, 2019  – The McKay Métis are a pro-oil sands and pro-development Métis community located in the heart of the Alberta oil sands. It benefits greatly from the economic spin-offs related to oil sands development. The goal of the community is to participate in development that is responsible and sustainable, and […]

by pnationtalk on March 21, 2019323 Views

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Island built 1,000 years ago by LBN ancestors – Burns Lake District News

Mar 20, 2019 Economic activity and engineering has been happening around Babine Lake for at least 1,000 years, archaeological field research has found. During a presentation on March 14 for Aboriginal History Week at the College of New Caledonia, Dr. Farid Rahemtulla of the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) spoke about discoveries made in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201948 Views

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Land claim deal paves way for improvements in Kitigan Zibi – CBC

First Nation band councillor pleased with deal announced Monday Mar 20, 2019 Major investments could be coming to Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation after a number of land claims were settled by the federal government. The agreement announced Monday includes more than $116 million for multiple land claims around Maniwaki, Que. The First Nation will be able to use the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201939 Views

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Land dispute leads to job losses — Northern mill – Sudbury Star

March 19, 2019 Upcoming job cuts at Midway Lumber Mills are prompted by the loss of access to about 25 per cent of the Thessalon company’s wood supply due to a First Nation land claim, president Mike Morgan says. Ministry of Natural Resources informed Midway of the loss of land adjacent to the company’s Sherwood […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201940 Views

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Maniwaki-area First Nation, federal government reach $116M land claim deal – The Windsor Star

March 19, 2019 OTTAWA — A Maniwaki First Nation has reached an agreement to settle 29 claims with the federal government and receive $116 million. The federal government also says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation to guide how the two sides will partner to work on issues […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201933 Views

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Indigenous guardians, leaders hope to build a national watchman program – National Observer

Shaunna Morgan Siegers was first called by the land and water when she was 18, halfway through her first year at university. She says she could see herself sitting on the high banks of the Rupert River, looking west at the setting sun. She headed home, to the Waskaganish First Nation on the southern shores […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201972 Views

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Indigenous guardian patrols offer ‘eyes on the land’ across Canada – OurWindsor

VANCOUVER—When flooding last year broke open a fish ladder that allowed spawning salmon to get upriver near Cache Creek, B.C., locals trained as “guardians” from the nearby First Nation responded to the disaster first. They’d been warning about a growing hole in the critical fisheries structure — which looks like a stairway covered in water […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201964 Views

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Dene ‘find themselves’ as guardians of the land – CKLB Radio

March 13, 2019 Stephen Kakfwi grins as he says it had been at least 20 years since he slept outside in -40 degree temperatures. Kakfwi is one of the advisors of the Indigenous Leadership Initiative (ILI) behind Nę K’ǝ́dikǝ́ (or Keepers of the Land) guardianship pilot program that took place in the Sahtú last month. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201983 Views

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City studies Harbourview lands – 93.3 The Peak

March 12, 2019 City Council has asked staff to draft a request for proposals for the Harbourview lands. The controversial city properties have once again garnered the attention of developers, and city council says they’re open to proposals. Mayor Sharie Minions said the Tseshaht First Nation had indicated historical interest in the property, and the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 201963 Views

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Dawson Regional Land Use Planning Commission formed

March 07, 2019 The Government of Yukon and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in have formed the new Dawson Regional Land Use Planning Commission. The Yukon and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in governments each nominated three people to the six-person Commission in accordance with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement. The new Commission will develop a plan for future land use in the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201962 Views

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Grand Chief concerned about Crossroute Forest license and Fort Frances mill transaction

Thursday, March 7, 2019 — Today Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty 3, made the following statement: “Grand Council Treaty 3 leadership has been following the developments surrounding the potential sale and reopening of the Fort Frances paper mill and the wood rights for the Crossroute Forest. “All people in Treaty 3 territory should be […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201998 Views

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First Nations, partners launch consultation for development of Vancouver’s Jericho Lands – National Observer

March 6th 2019 Centuries ago, the Jericho Lands were home to large cedar plank longhouses, where thousands of people from up and down the Pacific Coast would gather. They would fish for smelt, coho and chum from nearby creeks and the ocean and hunt for deer and elk on the land. The people of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 2019105 Views

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Trent University seeking input on lands and nature plan update – mykawartha.com

Feb 26, 2019 Community members will have a chance to help Trent University update its land and nature plan next week. A community input session for the Trent Lands and Nature Plan takes place Tuesday in Champlain College’s Great Hall from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The plan will be used to help Trent achieve its […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 2019100 Views

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True reconciliation’: City of Quesnel to restore ownership of city park to Lhtako Dene First Nation – CBC

Plans to build Indigenous cultural centre based on traditional pit houses also underway Feb 21, 2019 The City of Quesnel is restoring ownership of a public park to the Lhtako Dene First Nation in a step toward what Mayor Bob Simpson calls “true reconciliation” in the central B.C. community. Ceal Tingley Memorial Park is located at […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2019148 Views

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Thunder Bay Field Naturalists buy land on Lake Superior island – CBC

Michipicoten Island is home to peregrine falcon, woodland caribou Feb 15, 2019 The Thunder Bay Field Naturalists (TBFN) have purchased two parcels of land, totalling 217 hectares, on Michipicoten Island in Lake Superior. Most of Michipicoten Island is a provincial park, but two private holdings came up for sale, said Susan Bryan, with the TBFN. “We thought […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201971 Views

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First Nations University land receives reserve status – 620 CKRM.com

February 13, 2019 Canada’s first urban reserve negotiated for educational purposes is in Regina. The land upon which First Nations University is located on, totaling just over 32 acres in size received reserve status Wednesday.. “I see the joy on their (peoples) face when we did the ceremony, I felt so much,” said Chief Michael […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201990 Views

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YT Government: Special warrant issued for infrastructure and land development spending

February 13, 2019 The Government of Yukon has issued a special warrant to meet the demand for infrastructure and land development projects across the territory this fiscal year. The special warrant provides additional budgetary authorization for up to $20 million to maximize benefits to Yukon communities, with $15 million for infrastructure development and $5 million […]

by pmnationtalk on February 14, 201971 Views

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First Nations say Alberta has no right to cut oil activity on their land – CBC

First Nations also upset they weren’t consulted on the policy to curtail oil production Feb 13, 2019 Some First Nations in Alberta want an exemption from the provincial government’s decision to mandate oil production cuts. The First Nations say the provincial government has no right to dictate the level of oil and gas activity on their […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 201976 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada and Star Blanket Cree Nation to celebrate historic Addition to Reserve

Star Blanket Cree Nation, Treaty 4, Saskatchewan – Please be advised that the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, alongside Chief Michael Starr from Star Blanket Cree Nation, will celebrate an Addition to Reserve for use by the First Nations University of Canada. A media availability will follow the signing ceremony. Date: Wednesday, February […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2019116 Views

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Report: Challenges, Progress, and Opportunities for Sustainable Land Use in BC

February 12, 2019 Land use is incredibly complex. Topics and issues like ecosystem health, First Nations right and title, natural resource management, and rural community needs are inter-related. In 2018, the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) partnered with The Firelight Group to examine trends, challenges, and opportunities for sustainable land use. Through this project, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201975 Views

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Who controls Canada’s indigenous lands? – BBC

February 10, 2019 The courts in Canada are grappling with a decision central to the relationship between Canadian and traditional indigenous laws. The dispute involves the construction of a multi-billion dollar gas pipeline in the province of British Columbia. It’s a project which has exposed a rift between elected and hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201989 Views

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Engagement starting on Fort St. John land use planning

February 07, 2019 FORT ST. JOHN – Members of the public, communities, governments, industry and stakeholders are invited to provide their input on the process to amend the Fort St. John Land and Resource Management Plan. As part of its ongoing commitment to reconciliation, the B.C. government is working in collaboration with Blueberry River First […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201983 Views

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Stewardship & Sustainability at Heart of Trent Lands & Nature Areas Plan Update

February 7, 2019 With the goal of assisting Trent to achieve its vision of a “sustainable and inspiring campus community, thoughtfully integrating the natural and built environments, with vibrant spaces to learn, innovate, be active and live”, the University is inviting all members of the Trent and Peterborough communities to participate in the Trent Lands […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2019115 Views

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SCRD seeks partnership with province and shíshálh – Coast Reporter

February 7, 2019 Shíshálh Nation and the province are moving forward together on land use planning within the Nation’s swiya (territory) and now local government is seeking involvement – not as stakeholders, but as partners. At the Jan. 31 Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) board meeting, Roberts Creek director Andreas Tize made a motion that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201988 Views

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Land use planning underway for Yukon’s Beaver River watershed – CBC

Feb 07, 2019 Consultation meetings have been held in several Yukon communities The Yukon government and the Na-Cho Nyäk Dun First Nation are gathering public comments to formulate a land use plan for the Beaver River watershed region in north-central Yukon. The 5,048-square kilometre planning area, northeast of Mayo, is considered pristine wilderness, with abundant wildlife — and it’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201992 Views

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Province reaches land agreement with former SR1 opponent – Rocky View Weekly

February 05, 2019 Despite having spent years advocating against the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1), Ryan Robinson has reached an agreement with the Government of Alberta to sell his family’s Springbank-area land to accommodate the project. Robinson had been a driving force behind Don’t Damn Springbank, a grassroots group of landowners, residents and concerned citizens opposed […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 201982 Views

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First Nation Land Governance Readiness Conference Live Stream

This conference being held on February 6th and 7th, 2019 at the River Cree Resort in Edmonton will be live streamed in English and French. For more information about the conference please go to www.fnlandgov.com/ CLICK HERE to view the English webcast on February 6th CLICK HERE to view the French webcast on February 6th CLICK HERE to view […]

by aanationtalk on February 5, 2019110 Views

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Island Voices: Land-use planning is a path to certainty – Times Colonist

February 3, 2019 The recent conflict regarding LNG development in Wet’suwet’en territory in northern British Columbia demonstrates the urgent need to properly implement the standard of Indigenous consent. This has been coming for some time. Both the federal and provincial governments have endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which includes […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 2019156 Views

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Halifax protest highlights aboriginal issues – The Vanguard

March temporarily closes Macdonald Bridge About 100 people drummed, chanted and sang their way across the Macdonald Bridge in Halifax to highlight environmental and social issues affecting the aboriginal community. The protesters started their march at the Dartmouth bus depot on a frigid Saturday and crossed the bridge, which was closed to traffic for about 45 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201968 Views

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Land eyed for treaty settlement raises questions in Summit Lake – Prince George Citizen

January 29, 2019 Summit Lake residents are seeking answers after learning Crown land within the townsite could be transferred to the West Moberly First Nations as part of a treaty settlement agreement. The news was enough to draw 50 to 60 people meeting in the community north of Prince George on Sunday afternoon, said Terry […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 2019107 Views

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Appeals hope to highlight opposition to Dundee settlement agreement in Akwesasne – CBC

Jan 30, 2019 5 appeals waiting to be processed before Akwesasne can accept a $240 million offer from Canada The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne will have to wait to accept a $240 million offer from Canada to settle a 130-year-old land grievance until a number of appeals are processed through its court system. Five Ahkwesahsró:non […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201983 Views

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On land acknowledgments, some Indigenous advocates are ambivalent – Globalnews.ca

January 28, 2019 Canada’s growing embrace of Indigenous land acknowledgments appears to have left some First Nations advocates ambivalent about whether they are a form of reconciliation – or institutional hypocrisy. The remarks, recognizing the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories, have become increasingly ubiquitous at the start of school days, conferences, ceremonies, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201977 Views

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Opitciwan First Nation taking Canada and Quebec to court over land rights after long wait – APTN News

January 23, 2019 The Atikamekw Nation filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Quebec Superior Court to settle a land claim that has been under negotiation for decades. “40 years! 40 years of negotiations that have lead to no satisfactory social projects,” said Chief Christian Awashish. “So starting today, we will cease all territory negotiations, and we […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201988 Views

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Time to overhaul Iqaluit’s land development rules, says city councillor – Nunatsiaq News

January 22 , 2019 “This method of land development has to end” Until the City of Iqaluit receives approval for a replacement to its outdated land administration bylaw, residents are stuck with a disappointing system, says one city councillor. “It’s insanity, does not benefit a representative portion of our city’s population and is literally the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201989 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Defend Rejection of Mine

January 18, 2019 Williams Lake, BC: The Tsilhqot’in National Government was in the Federal Court of Appeal this week to defend the 2014 Federal Government’s rejection of the New Prosperity Mine Proposal. In December of 2017, the Federal Court dismissed two applications for judicial review brought by Taseko Mines Limited (TML). This dismissal upheld the 2013 Panel […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 2019219 Views

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Highway interchange gives Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation access to cut-off land – CBC

Community developing land and hopes to open gas station and convenience store later this year Jan 15, 2019 A new interchange on Highway 104 gives Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation near Antigonish, N.S., access to reserve land that’s sat unused for decades. Federal and provincial politicians gathered with the community leadership for an official opening Tuesday morning. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201982 Views

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It’s a tough file’: Nunavut’s land use plan to get 4th draft – CBC

Jan 10, 2019 Nunavut Planning Commission accepting responses to written comments on draft plan until Jan. 25 The Nunavut Planning Commission says it’s going to start work on the fourth draft of a territory-wide land use plan. It will lay out what parts of the territory are open for exploration and resource development, what areas […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 2019124 Views

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14 arrested as RCMP break gate at Gidimt’en camp checkpoint set up to stop pipeline company access – CBC

Coastal GasLink pipeline meant to transport natural gas to coast Jan 07, 2019 The RCMP have arrested 14 people and entered a fortified checkpoint on a forest service road in northern B.C. where people at the Gidimt’en camp were barring a pipeline company from access. The Mounties announced Monday they were going to enforce a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201997 Views

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