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Federal court orders Canada to hand over land to Blood Tribe – APTN News

June 12, 2019 A federal court ruled Wednesday that Canada owes the Blood Tribe 162.5 square miles (258 square kilometres) of land to fulfill its Treaty obligations. “The Blood Tribe Chief and Councillors are pleased to announce that a judgement has been received from the Federal Court on what is known as the “Big Claim”, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201910 Views

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Esquimalt Nation and Royal Roads University sign framework for cooperation on DND land disposition process

Esquimalt Nation and Royal Roads University have signed a framework agreement that outlines how they will work together throughout the Department of National Defence (DND) land disposition process. The agreement addresses the common interests of Royal Roads University and the Esquimalt Nation in the Royal Roads lands and is similar in nature to the agreement […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201926 Views

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First Nations elders bless land for Colwood development – Saanich News

Development permit issued to the Aboriginal Land Trust for 124 units of affordable housing Jun. 13, 2019 The stalled Wale Road development site in Colwood is seeing some activity as First Nations elders blessed the land last week. On June 5, members of Colwood Council and staff participated in a land blessing ceremony at 342 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201913 Views

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Nine Tribes Oppose B.C. Government Sale of their Land to the Nisga’a

PRINCE RUPERT, BC and COAST TSIMSHIAN TERRITORY, June 7, 2019 /CNW/ – Today the Nine Tribes of the Coast Tsimshian hosted an information blockade in their traditional territory along Highway 16 to tell the public why the B.C. Government should meet with them and work collaboratively on a shared solution regarding the Nasoga Gulf Lands, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201938 Views

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Leading First Nations organizations sign historic protocol to bring prosperity to First Nations communities

Calgary, Alberta/Treaty 7 Territory (May 30, 2019) Three First Nations Institutions joined with the Lands Advisory Board to sign an historic Protocol pledging to work together to assist First Nations to improve governance, increase local jurisdiction and advance wealth generation. The Protocol Agreement was signed by the leaders of the First Nations Finance Authority, the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 31, 201959 Views

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Anticipating growth, Rankin Reserve seeks direct access to Trunk Rd., Anna St. – SooToday.com

Until now, connection to Anna Street wasn’t possible because a one-foot strip of land needed for the link was privately owned Batchewana First Nation is expecting growth in both residential population and businesses, and is working with the City of Sault Ste. Marie to ease traffic congestion with two new direct connections to city streets. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201930 Views

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Indigenous land acknowledgements effectively discontinued under UCP – Calgary Sun

Indigenous land acknowledgements — once symbolic openings of most government events under the NDP — are now a matter of “personal preference” at UCP official events according to Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson. Land acknowledgments are statements recognizing the historic and ongoing presence and connection of different First Nations and Métis to the land. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201971 Views

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Hundreds of homeowners angered over proposed development on WFN land – Summerland Review

Westbank First Nation are seeking to rezone Lot 348-3 from low density to high density area May. 23, 2019 More than 400 Sonoma Pines homeowners are pleading for the Westbank First Nation (WFN) to reconsider proposed rezoning plans for parcel of land adjacent to their neighbourhood. Homeowner Mary Trueman said she and her neighbours were […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201935 Views

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Gambler First Nation to break ground in Brandon today – 880 CKLQ

Gambler First Nation will break ground on its new development in Brandon today. The area on Brandon’s North Hill has been in the planning stages for years by Gambler First Nation, the City of Brandon, and Indigenous Services Canada. The project is aimed to bring economic benefits to both the City of Brandon and Gambler […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201936 Views

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Where it belongs – Chatham Voice

The return of the Fairfield settlement lands to the Delaware First Nation people by the United Church of Canada on Friday was historic in more ways than one. The signing ceremony between the Eelunapeewi Lahkeewiit (Delaware) First Nation Chief Denise Stonefish and the United Church of Canada was many years and many discussions in the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201957 Views

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GNWT is Committed to Renewing Land Use Planning in the NWT

May 14, 2019 As part of the NWT Land Use Planning Forum,  the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) released Finding Common Ground – a renewed commitment to regional land use planning in the Northwest Territories, earlier today. “Finding Common Ground” sets out how the GNWT and its Indigenous government and federal government partners will work […]

by pnationtalk on May 15, 201946 Views

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Mill River appeal raises wider issue of Aboriginal rights over private land, lawyer says – CBC

Case scheduled for P.E.I Court of Appeal May 14 May 13, 2019 The appeal by the Mi’kmaq of P.E.I. over the sale of Crown land in Mill River could have wider implications for how Aboriginal land claims are settled in the future — including land currently owned by private homeowners, says the lawyer representing the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201946 Views

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First Nation regains land settled by their ancestors – Chatham This Week

May 13, 2019 Two historic events occurred more than two centuries ago when the War of 1812 made its way to a section of land along the Thames River near here – the death of Chief Tecumseh and The Battle of the Thames. Members of the Eleunaapeewi Lahkeewiit First Nation, formerly Delaware Nation, along with […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201978 Views

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Delaware Nation accepting Fairfield land transfer by United Church of Canada – Global News

May 10, 2019 A piece of land east of Thamesville is being transferred from the United Church of Canada to the First Nation community whose ancestors first settled on it. Delaware Nation is accepting the return of its original village at Fairfield during a historic signing ceremony Friday morning, which the community’s chief is calling […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201974 Views

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YT Government: Land lease brings Mount Nansen sale one step closer to completion

May 08, 2019 The Government of Yukon has approved a five-year lease for 850 hectares of territorial lands to PriceWaterhouseCoopers today as part of the sale of the abandoned Mount Nansen Mine site. The land lease and a care and maintenance water licence are required to transition the site to the purchaser, Alexco/JDS Group. The […]

by pnationtalk on May 9, 201928 Views

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Department of National Defence and K’ómoks First Nation sign shared access agreement to Goose Spit – My Comoxvalley Now

May. 7th, 2019 COMOX, B.C. – K’ómoks First Nation, 19 Wing Comox, and the Department of National Defence (DND) took part in a signing ceremony today that will provide the Nation with access to its reserve lands on Goose Spit in Comox. Colonel Martin Gros-Jean, Commander of Real Property Operations for DND, along with 19 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201990 Views

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Some Ontario Crags are Part of Land Claim Court Battle – Gripped Climbing Magazine

The Saugeen Ojibway Nation claims ownership of government land across the entire Bruce Peninsula, which includes a number of Ontario climbing areas, such as Lion’s Head. The Chippewas of Nawash and Saugeen First Nation together make up Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON). This is a unique claim for title as it includes the ‘water territory’ around […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201941 Views

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Just transition means returning Indigenous land – but that might look different than you think – briarpatch

Every time there is a new direct action against a pipeline, social media posts pop up on my timeline, talking about how the only way to save the planet is to return the land to Indigenous peoples. But, I wonder, do we owe non-Indigenous people saving? As nêhiyaw legal scholar Sylvia McAdam writes in her […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2019108 Views

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New access to Katzie lands in the works – Maple Ridge News

Pitt Meadows and Katzie First Nation working toward new route The City of Pitt Meadows and Katzie First Nation are working together on a new road to access the reserve. The city and band are asking the Ministry of Transportation for a secondary access to come into the reserve from the northeast side. The Aquilini […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201959 Views

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Non-band residents pass on $50K bill to stay on Semiahmoo reserve – CBC

More than 30 people prepare to leave lands as First Nation transitions to clean water supply Apr 26, 2019 For nearly three decades, Naomi Mitchell has heated her home with firewood, hauling chopped logs from outside to her wood stove. At nearly 80-years-old, it takes a bit of effort, but she still prefers her quaint […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 2019127 Views

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Trial starting on Indigenous bands’ claim to Lake Huron, Georgian Bay – CTV News

April 25, 2019 TORONTO — A complex trial involving a novel claim to a large swath of Lake Huron lake bed and allegations of broken promises is set to kick off in Toronto today. The trial pits the Saugeen Ojibway Nation against the federal and Ontario governments. The two Aboriginal groups who make up the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2019108 Views

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Trial begins on Indigenous bands’ claim to Lake Huron, Georgian Bay – Toronto Star

April 25, 2019 A complex trial involving a novel claim to a large swath of Lake Huron lake bed and allegations of broken promises is set to kick off in Toronto today. The trial pits the Saugeen Ojibway Nation against the federal and Ontario governments. The two Indigenous groups who make up the Saugeen Ojibway […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201964 Views

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Thessalon mill workers face layoffs while First Nation and province negotiate land claim – CBC

Thessalon First Nation claims its reserve lands should be four times larger Apr 25, 2019 The union leader for sawmill workers in Thessalon blames the provincial government for 20 of his members facing layoffs next month. But Scott Dunlop fears that some will blame their neighbours in Thessalon First Nation, whose land claim has led […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201948 Views

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Peninsula land claim trial includes local hearings – Owen Sound Sun Times

April 24, 2019 The Saugeen Ojibway Nation’s multi-billion-dollar peninsula land claim and aboriginal title waterbed claim, which go to trial Thursday, will include hearings at Saugeen and Neyaashiinigmiing. The trial begins in Toronto and most of the 200-plus days scheduled to complete it will be done there. But hearings will move to the Cape Croker […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2019107 Views

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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, 201998 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, 201974 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, 201988 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, 201973 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, 201940 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, 201989 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, 2019119 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, 201974 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, 201987 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, 2019107 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, 2019137 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, 201947 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, 2019355 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, 201976 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, 201961 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, 201966 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, 201963 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, 2019100 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, 201997 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, 2019112 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, 201986 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, 201993 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, 2019129 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, 2019171 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, 2019138 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, 2019174 Views

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