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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, 201927 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, 201926 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, 201931 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, 201926 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, 201926 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, 201935 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, 201930 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, 201928 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, 201937 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, 201947 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, 201942 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, 201929 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, 201936 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, 201937 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, 201934 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, 201927 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, 201944 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, 201933 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, 201932 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, 201950 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, 201951 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, 2019148 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, 201937 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, 201972 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, 201956 Views

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What to expect during police enforcement of court ordered injunction in Houston, BC

B.C. North District, Houston 2019-01-07 09:15 PST The conflict between the oil and gas industries, Indigenous communities, and governments all across the province has been ongoing for a number of years. This has never been a police issue. In fact, the BC RCMP is impartial and we respect the rights of individuals to peaceful, lawful […]

by aanationtalk on January 7, 201971 Views

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Background on BC RCMP’s role in enforcing injunction order

B.C. North District, Houston 2019-01-06 09:00 PST On December 14, 2018, the BC Supreme Court issued an interim injunction against protesters who interfere with the Coastal GasLink project, in and around the Morice River Bridge or the area accessed by the Morice West Forest Service Road. As with previous injunction orders and police enforcement clauses, […]

by aanationtalk on January 7, 201990 Views

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UBCIC Condemns RCMP Intimidation of Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – January 6, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is gravely concerned about the safety and well-being of the Wet’suwet’en land defenders as the RCMP set up nearby the Gidimt’en camp to enforce the interim injunction from the BC Supreme Court in December 2018, which supports Coastal Gaslink beginning […]

by pmnationtalk on January 7, 201957 Views

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‘Native Land’ Map Helps You Recognize Which Indigenous Territory You Live On – HuffPost Canada

“It helps plant a seed that there’s people here before you, these are the lands that they’re on, and they’re still here.” @What traditional territory is your city on? Are you on unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territory? The territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca and Mississaugas of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201955 Views

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IEN Year In Review

Message from IEN Executive Director Tom BK Goldtooth For IEN, partners and allies, calendar year 2018 was an extraordinarily busy year, dominated by Indigenous grassroots and front line organizations allied collaboration. Native Nations and allies came together in strategic opposition to an ever-increasing push by corporate and government factions to expand the extractive economy beyond […]

by aanationtalk on January 3, 201956 Views

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Changes to legislation ensure First Nations have greater access to lands and opportunities for economic development

From: Indigenous Services Canada December 13, 2018 — Ottawa, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada The approval of Bill C-86 brings important changes to the First Nations Land Management Act, which follows the changes made to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, and the Additions to Reserve/Reserve Creation process. First Nation Land Management In […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 201893 Views

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First Nation sues Alberta, says tarsands project threatens sacred site – APTN News

December 12, 2018 An Alberta First Nation is suing the province over development approvals that the band says threaten sacred land the government has promised to protect. “We will not stand idly by and let the area be destroyed,” Jim Boucher, chief of the Fort McKay First Nation, said in a release. Fort McKay, a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201864 Views

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New, formal Indigenous land acknowledgments for Grande Prairie – Alberta Daily Herald Tribune

December 11, 2018 Through a collaborative effort, new Indigenous land acknowledgments were created by Grande Prairie Aboriginal Circle of Services (GPACOS) this fall. “This is new,” said Kelly Benning, Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator at Grande Prairie Regional College. “The formal land acknowledgment and Indigenous voice on how to formally do that is new to Grande Prairie.” […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201878 Views

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Akwesasne votes Yes to accepting $240M Dundee land claim settlement – CBC

Nearly 80 per cent of voters approved settlement over western Quebec lands The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne will accept a $240 million offer from Canada to settle a 130-year-old land grievance after a majority voted Yes in a referendum held over the weekend. Out of 2,197 voters, 79.61 per cent approved the terms and conditions […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201879 Views

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Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan Next Steps

Planning process to move forward with or without funding Iqaluit, December 6, 2018. The Nunavut Planning Commission (the Commission) held a regional public hearing on the 2016 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan (DNLUP) in the Qikiqtani region in March 2017. Since that time, the Commission has requested funding from the Government of Canada to hold […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201888 Views

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Doig River plans ‘legacy’ developments as land negotiations wind down – Alaska Highway News

December 06, 2018 Expanded cultural camps and tribal park, new housing and retail developments — they’re all part of an ambitious legacy plan for Doig River First Nation as it winds down treaty land negotiations with the federal and provincial governments. The nation held an open house in Fort St. John on Wednesday, highlighting its […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201851 Views

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Big Land Claim battle in southern Alberta wraps up in Federal Court – CBC

Blood Tribe believes its reserve rightfully stretches into Cardston and Waterton Lakes National Park December 06, 2018 A judge in Calgary is hearing the final arguments in a long-running Indigenous land claim that affects a large swath of territory in southern Alberta. Lawyers representing the Crown and the Blood Tribe wrapped up their cases Thursday […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201874 Views

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We Must Respect the Rights of Unist’ot’en Land Defenders

December 5, 2018 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – December 5, 2018) On November 26th, Coastal GasLink, a subsidiary of the TransCanada Corporation, applied for an injunction and served the Unist’ot’en camp with notice for a civil lawsuit. The Unist’ot’en camp is a non-violent gathering of Indigenous land defenders and members of the Unist’ot’en house group […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201863 Views

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Map showing Métis homeland boundaries sparks online conversation – CBC

Métis National Council says map’s purpose is to define who the citizens of the Métis Nation are Dec 01, 2018 A new map outlining the Métis homeland drew criticism online this week from First Nations living within the boundaries that include three entire provinces, parts of two and part of the Northwest Territories. The map […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201897 Views

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This is our land’: K’atl’odeeche First Nation continues opposition to claims on traditional land – CBC

‘We are not trying to fight with them. We are trying to work with them,’ responds NWT Métis Nation president Dec 03, 2018 Members of the K’atl’odeeche First Nation near Hay River, N.W.T., continue to oppose any outside claims to their traditional lands. The chief and council met with the media Friday afternoon. Band councillors […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201893 Views

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Nova Scotia Indigenous chiefs say land reclamation a must for self-determination – Toronto Star

Nov. 29, 2018 HALIFAX—Nova Scotia First Nations chiefs want to move toward self-government, but some say it’s only possible if they can stake a meaningful claim over more ancestral land. “It’s fine and dandy to talk about self-government and self-determination, but what are we going to govern, really?” We’koqma’q Chief Rod Googoo said in an […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2018100 Views

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Is Crown offer to buy back stolen land fair to Akwesasne Mohawks? – Toronto Star

Nov. 28, 2018 The Mohawk of Akwesasne want their land back, and they should have it. It was unjustly taken from them more than a century ago when Canada prioritized settlement over honouring Aboriginal land title. Since then, however, Canada’s legal framework has evolved and does allow for that land to simply be returned to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201890 Views

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Cancer toll higher among Indigenous people, study finds – Timmins Press

First Nations people diagnosed with cancer in Ontario have a lower survival rate than non-Indigenous residents, according to a recently released study that looked at trends over a 10-year period. November 28, 2018 First Nations people diagnosed with cancer in Ontario have a lower survival rate than non-Indigenous residents, according to a recently released study […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201862 Views

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Métis community in oilsands buys ‘pristine’ land to hunt and trap – CBC

‘No Métis community has been able to achieve anything like this’ Nov 28, 2018 A Métis community hemmed in by the oilsands north of Fort McMurray has bought a piece of land far away from mine sites and industrial facilities. It’s called a resort, but instead of hotels and saunas, there are log cabins, land […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201895 Views

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New land guardian to help protect environment on Haida Gwaii

November 27, 2018 HAIDA GWAII – Mark Grinder knows he is about to embark upon something big. The 41-year-old is the first person hired as a Haida fish, wildlife and land guardian with the Haida Gwaii Integrated Natural Resource Compliance and Enforcement Unit, and he cannot help but feel proud. “I grew up with an […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 201867 Views

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Justices debate Indian control of land in Oklahoma – CP

Source: The Associated Press Nov 27, 2018  WASHINGTON _ The Supreme Court is debating whether an Indian tribe retains control over a vast swath of eastern Oklahoma in a case involving a Native American who was sentenced to death for murder. Some justices fear a ruling for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation could have big consequences for criminal […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201886 Views

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Media Advisory – Waterfront Toronto to Break Ground on River Valley in Port Lands

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2018  – Media are invited to attend a groundbreaking to mark the start of excavation on a new river valley as part of the Port Lands Flood Protection project, with representatives from Waterfront Toronto and all orders of government. One of the most ambitious construction programs in Toronto’s history, this project will protect 290 hectares […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 2018214 Views

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B.C. chief tells NEB pipeline hearings his people are responsible for their land – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 26, 2018 VICTORIA _ First Nations leaders from British Columbia told a National Energy Board hearing in Victoria that there are serious concerns about the potential impacts of an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline on their homelands. Two leaders representing the Fraser Valley’s Sto:lo Tribal Council say protection of the Fraser River’s salmon, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2018119 Views

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Lubicon Lake Nation Responds to Premier Notley’s Settlement Announcement

Issues Still Remain Unresolved says Chief Bernard Ominayak LITTLE BUFFALO, AB, Nov. 20, 2018 – In a letter sent to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley yesterday, longtime Chief Bernard Ominayak of the Muskotew Sakahikan Enowuk which is the traditional Government of the Lubicon Lake Nation (the “Nation”), outlined a number of remaining concerns faced by the First Nation, despite a recently announced Treaty Land Entitlement […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 2018126 Views

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Ochapowace looking to be recognized as two separate first nations – CTV News

November 19, 2018 Ochapowace First Nation is asking the federal government to be allowed to separate back into two first nations. The two existed when Treaty 4 was signed in 1874 and were later combined into one. The chief of Ochapowace says the first nation has gone to court to correct a wrong done by […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201869 Views

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