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Government of Canada proud to support BC First Nations economic development and land management conference

December 12, 2017  Vancouver, BC    Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, congratulated the organizers and participants of Links to Learning 2017 being held in British Columbia this week. The annual technical training forum brings together economic development and land management officers from First Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201729 Views

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Site C Dam Decision “Disappointing and Completely Contrary to Reconciliation” says AFN National Chief Bellegarde

Site C Dam Decision “Disappointing and Completely Contrary to Reconciliation” says AFN National Chief Bellegarde (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s decision by B.C. Premier John Horgan to move forward with the Site C dam project is a major setback to reconciliation. First Nations will continue to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201768 Views

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Nord-du-Québec – Implementation of an official land rights infrastructure in Nunavik

NUNAVIK, QC, Dec. 8, 2017  – The Government of Québec has completed steps to provide Nunavik with an official land rights infrastructure by making Québec’s cadastre and land register accessible to Inuit landholding corporations, northern municipalities and their citizens, and investors. Implementation of the infrastructure will involve the creation of some 4,000 lots in the Québec cadastre […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 201748 Views

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First Nations now a first stop in industrial land crunch – Business in Vancouver

Chilliwack looking to region’s band lands for industrial development opportunities Hemmed in by mountains, an international boundary, protected farmland and water, the Lower Mainland faces significant constraints on growth. It can’t grow out like Calgary; it has to grow up, and that often favours residential development, meaning industrial projects get pushed to the margins – […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201722 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Lends Support to CONAIE and FDA Efforts to Hold Chevron Accountable for Environmental Damage in Ecuador

Assembly of First Nations Lends Support to CONAIE and FDA Efforts to Hold Chevron Accountable for Environmental Damage in Ecuador December 6, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – In a setback to Chevron Corporation’s campaign to evade a $9.5 billion liability owed to rainforest communities, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and Ecuador signed a protocol today […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2017108 Views

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N.W.T. Indigenous leaders say Peel decision shows Canada must honour treaties – CBC

Dene national chief calls on prime minister to make statement at Assembly of First Nations meeting Dec 04, 2017 When she heard the news, Gwich’in Tribal Council president Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan was still at home with her family, getting ready for the day. “Our family just cheered and were happy because it just means so […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201737 Views

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Indigenous artifacts found on site of controversial Burlington quarry expansion – CBC

The company will do a larger survey in the spring, but will start cutting down trees in the meantime Nov 30, 2017 Archaeological crews have found Indigenous artifacts at the site of a controversial Burlington quarry expansion, and opponents are hoping it gives them extra ammunition to get the expansion killed altogether. Meridian Brick’s expansion […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 2017112 Views

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Tribunal rules downtown Edmundston is on Maliseet First Nation land – CBC

Madawaska First Nation fought for recognition of land claim for more than 20 years Nov 30, 2017 A First Nation in northwestern New Brunswick is celebrating a hard-fought legal victory in its claim to land encompassing most of downtown Edmundston. Canada’s Specific Claims tribunal said Wednesday that the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation’s claim to the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201740 Views

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QIA and QC sign lease for first privately led land development in Iqaluit: Future home of the Nunavut Heritage Centre

Iqaluit, Nunavut – November 27, 2017 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and the Qikiqtaaluk Corporation (QC) signed a lease earlier this month to develop a parcel of Inuit Owned Land (IOL) in Iqaluit. This development will represent the first privately led land development in the City of Iqaluit. The Inuit Owned Land located along Federal […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 201743 Views

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Tlicho Government: Marian Watershed Stewardship Program

November 24, 2017 Through September 11-15,2017 graduates from the Tłı̨chǫ Environmental Monitoring Program, in cooperation with members of the Wek’ èezhı̀i Land and Water Board, Wilfrid Laurier, Golder Associates and the Department of Culture and Lands Protection, participated in a field study to examine fish health and water quality on the Marian River near Hislop […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201730 Views

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Ontario slowly closing in on the largest land-claims settlement in Canadian history – Financial Post

The treaty negotiations cover 36,000 square kilometres, 86 municipalities and 1.1 million residents in the province The people of Ontario have, for the most part, watched the evolution of Aboriginal land claims from afar, with British Columbia snatching the lion’s share of the headlines. But reality is about to set in as Ontario closes in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201746 Views

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Who has the right to Ontario’s Algonquin lands? – TVO

ANALYSIS: David Tabachnick writes that after several decades of talks, it’s still unclear who should speak for the Algonquin people in a massive land claim process November 21, 2017 NORTH BAY — There are many unsettled issues related to Indigenous rights and self-government in Canada, but there’s broad consensus on one point: Aboriginal rights are […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 201735 Views

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The Government of Canada congratulates Peerless Trout First Nation on new administration office grand opening

November, 20, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Peerless Trout First Nation on the completed construction of a new, state-of-the-art administration office. This facility uses the latest energy saving and heating technologies as well as the latest innovations in security and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 21, 201742 Views

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Ontario provincial park closed ‘until further notice’ due to land claim demonstration – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 10, 2017  By Peter Cameron THE CANADIAN PRESS A southwestern Ontario provincial park has been closed to the public after demonstrators blocked the front gate in support of a land claim. A trailer was parked in front of the entrance to Pinery Provincial Park, located on the shores of Lake Huron, and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201773 Views

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A 1st in New Brunswick! Madawaska Maliseet First Nation now the 78th Framework Agreement signatory to vote YES!

On November 2, 2017, Madawaska Maliseet First Nation (MMFN) became the first Framework Agreement signatory in New Brunswick to ratify a community Land Code! With a number of environmental and economic development projects currently being considered by the community, the MMFN Land Code vote is very timely. The vote transfers the governance authority, over MMFN […]

by aanationtalk on November 8, 201750 Views

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Inhabited for centuries: 5 Indigenous archeological sites in York Region – Yorkregion.com

Many sites in York Region once home to Huron-Wendat and others There are 1,453 archeological sites registered with the Regional Municipality of York. Of those sites, 40 are villages — mostly belonging to Indigenous peoples. The Greater Toronto Area and York Region are the traditional lands of the Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat; it’s the territory […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 201741 Views

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GNU: Strategic Environmental Assessment in Baffin Bay

November 06, 2017 The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) will be hosting two day Public Scoping Sessions to discuss the Strategic Environmental Assessment in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait, which will assess the potential for offshore oil and gas activities in the area. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and provide input […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201785 Views

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Tlicho Government: 2017 Indigenous Mapping Workshop

November 06, 2017 Last week Tlicho Government staff members attended the 4th annual Indigenous Mapping Workshop in Winnipeg, Manitoba from October 30 to November 2, 2017. Organized by Firelight Group, in partnership with Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, and  Nanaandawewigamig, welcomed more than 200 community mapping practitioners from across North America. The four-day event explored Google, Esri […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201749 Views

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Liberal info bill could hinder Indigenous land claim efforts, watchdog tells MPs – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 1, 2017  By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Trudeau government’s proposed changes to the Access to Information Act could hamper efforts to settle Indigenous land claims, the federal information watchdog says. Legislation that would give government agencies more leeway to refuse to process access requests would make it tougher […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201742 Views

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NIRB: Notice of Scheduling Change of Public Hearing on NBRLUP Amendment

October 27, 2017 Please see the attached Notice and letter regarding the Public Hearing on the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan amendment application by Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation. Related materials are avaiable on the NPC’s Public Registry here. Attachment Size 2017-10-27 NPC Notice re Revised Dates for BIMC Amendment Hearing.pdf 210.29 KB 2017-10-27 NPC Notice […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201746 Views

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Orangeville women’s shelter acknowledges its building sits on traditional First Nations land – Orangeville.com

Oct 26, 2017 Family Transition Place (FTP) is acknowledging and honouring the original First Nations inhabitants of the land on which the Orangeville women’s shelter sits. To help mark its 20th anniversary of helping women and children affected by domestic violence, FTP held a land acknowledgement ceremony at the property on 20 Bredin Parkway on […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201776 Views

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Federal committee to hear from 9 N.W.T. groups today about Indigenous land claims – CBC

Yellowknife meeting part of cross-country series, following 2016 auditor general’s report Oct 23, 2017 A public hearing, put on by the standing committee on Indigenous and Northern affairs, will hear testimonies from nine Indigenous groups from the Northwest Territories today on how the federal government has handled outstanding, specific claims and on-going land claims, including […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201755 Views

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Smithsonian museum to exhibit post from pipeline protest – CP

Source: The Associated Press Oct 23, 2017  BISMARCK, N.D. _ The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is adding some history from the protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access pipeline. The museum is adding a nearly 12-foot-tall mile-marker post created by activists to its exhibit on treaties called “Nation to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201747 Views

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Tłı̨chǫ Government: Kwetı̨ı̨ɂaà Environmental Monitoring Work-to-Learn

October 20, 2017 From Aug 31-Sep 15, 2017 the Tłı̨chǫ Government Lands Protection, in collaboration with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Contaminants and Remediation Division, sent 5 Tłı̨chǫ student/workers to Kwetı̨ı̨ɂaà – the old Rayrock mine – for environmental hands–on learning/work. With Job Shadow, Lisa Marie Zoe (Whatì), and students Damon Grosco (Behchokǫ̀), Nikita Mantla […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201793 Views

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Treaty Land Entitlement agreement signed 25 years ago – StarPhoenix

October 20, 2017 A quarter century after 25 Saskatchewan First Nations signed the 1992 Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) framework agreement with the federal and provincial governments, more than 800,000 acres of reserve land have been added in the province, including more than 50 urban First Nations. The signing of the largest treaty-based land claim in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201788 Views

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First Nations to develop land use plan for Yukon’s Southern Lakes region – CBC

Plan ‘will guide our future endeavours in regards to our land and water on our Traditional Territory’ Oct 18, 2017 Three Yukon First Nations have committed to develop a common land use plan for the Southern Lakes region. Representatives from Carcross/Tagish First Nation, the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and the Kwanlin Dün First Nation held a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201780 Views

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Notice of Public Hearing on NBRLUP Amendment and Draft Agenda for Comment – Nunavut Planning Commission

Thursday, October 12, 2017 Please see the attached notice of a public hearing and opportunities to comment on a draft agenda. Related materials are avaialble on the NPC’s Public Registry here. Attachment Size 2017-10-12 NPC Notice re Public Hearing for NBRLUP Amendment and Draft Agenda.pdf 260.35 KB 2017-10-12 NPC Notice re Public Hearing for NBRLUP Amendment […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 201783 Views

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Forty eight parcels of Crown land in Saskatchewan put up for auction – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2017  REGINA _ Some land in the untouched, remote corners of Saskatchewan are going up for sale. The Saskatchewan government is in the final stages of preparations for an online auction in which 48 parcels of Crown land will go to the highest bidder. Natural forests, natural prairie grasslands, and natural […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201779 Views

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City spends $15M on land – Lethbridge Herald

October 10, 2017 Lethbridge City Council spent nearly $15 million on westside land bank purchases during its final council meeting on Tuesday. In two different motions, council voted to pay College Farms Ltd. $14.8 million for two land packages. The first motion included a $5.2-million purchase of 80 acres south of Métis Trail along 25 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201768 Views

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Ni Hadi Xa On The Land – Tłı̨chǫ Government

October 06, 2017 For the first time, Ni Hadi Xa, an environmental monitoring group of Indigenous communities close to Gahcho Kué Mine, held a meeting on the land. The NHX Governance Committee and staff met at the group’s cabin on Fletcher Lake in the NWT. Participants from Deninu Kué First Nation, Lutsél K’e Dene First […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 201738 Views

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Court’s ‘land title’ decision threatens economic prosperity of First Nations in B.C. – Fraser Institute

October 05, 2017 VANCOUVER—A Supreme Court of Canada ruling has made it unclear how First Nations can use and develop their own land, threatening the potential for economic prosperity, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “The legal uncertainty surrounding land use in B.C. not […]

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 201761 Views

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Clearing The Path – FNTC

July 2017 marks the FMA institutions’ 10th year of operations for the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). The First Nations led FMA has been instrumental in establishing jurisdiction and creating new fiscal resources for First Nations. It has helped redefine the relationship between First Nations and other governments. The Act enables First Nations to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201779 Views

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Aboriginal Lands – Types – Reserve lands – Constitutional issues – Federal v. provincial jurisdiction – The Lawyer’s Daily

Appeal by a tenant from an order granting the landlord possession of a trailer pad. The landlord held a certificate of possession in respect of certain trailer park lands leased from the federal government. The tenant was a party to a tenancy agreement with respect to a lot within the landlord’s trailer park. The tenant […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201785 Views

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INAN: Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs to hold Public Hearings in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Quebec City and Belleville for Its Study on Specific Claims and Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements

September 21, 2017 – The House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs (“the Committee”) will hold public hearings from September 25, 2017 to September 29, 2017, at the following locations: Vancouver, British Columbia: Coast Tsawwassen Inn (Delta, British Columbia) at 9:00 a.m. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Homewood Suites by Hilton Winnipeg Airport at 8:00 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 2017210 Views

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Sayisi Dene First Nation Will Get Some Land Back After Forced Relocation – Huffington Post Canada

“A lot of children died. That kind of stuff never leaves you.” WINNIPEG — A northern Manitoba Indigenous community that was forced to relocate 61 years ago will be getting some of its traditional land back. The provincial government has signed an agreement to transfer 52 square kilometres of Crown land near Little Duck Lake […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2017173 Views

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Manitoba offers land to Indigenous community forced to relocate in 1950s – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2017 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A northern Manitoba Indigenous community that was forced to relocate 61 years ago will be getting some of its traditional land back. The provincial government has signed an agreement to transfer 52 square kilometres of Crown land near Little Duck Lake to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2017139 Views

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Province Announces Commitment of Land to Canada for Sayisi Dene First Nation Reserve

September 20, 2017 Historic Agreement Significant Step Forward in Strengthening Relationships: Clarke The Manitoba government will be entering into a bilateral provincial Relocation Claim Lands Agreement with the Sayisi Dene First Nation, Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today at a signing ceremony. “Our government is focused on real, meaningful reconciliatory action, and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2017196 Views

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The Hereditary Chiefs’ Council of Lax Kw’alaams Issues Statement on Lack of Government Consultation for Use of Traditional Lands

LAX KW’ALAAMS, BC, Sept. 20, 2017 – The Hereditary Chiefs’ Council of Lax Kw’alaams (http://www.laxchiefs.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Lax-Kwalaams-Hereditary-Chiefs-Council-1289649001133054/) represents the Nine Tribe of Lax Kw’alaams whose traditional territories extend along the coastline from the Alaskan border to include the city of Prince Rupert. We release this declaration today out of frustration with governments who have not consulted with us in relation to the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2017277 Views

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Viewpoint: Whose land is it anyway? – Gulf Islands Driftwood

September 20, 2017 As a relative newcomer to Salt Spring Island — but a life-long resident on Turtle Island— I hope to offer a gentle reflection following the “yes/no” debates regarding the referendum to incorporate. Although I do not identify as Indigenous, part of my personal commitment to reconciliation is finding ways to acknowledge and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2017124 Views

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2017 Lands Advisory Board Election Results

Details of the 2017 LAB Directors Elections: Please visit the Lands Advisory Board website at: www.landsadvisoryboard.ca for further information on LAB Board Members and News. From Al Gross, LAB Electoral Officer Dear Chiefs – Western Operating First Nations   Voting closed on August 31, 2017 at midnight. In the Western Region (BC) for the 2017 election there […]

by pmnationtalk on September 8, 2017607 Views

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Opinion: Recognizing land as a legal person could help solve native land claims – Vancouver Sun

September 5, 2017 Could extraordinary developments occurring in New Zealand offer a way to break the impasse over treaty negotiations in Canada? Over the past decade, negotiations between the indigenous Maori and the New Zealand government over unresolved land ownership disputes have produced previously unimaginable outcomes — new laws recognizing that nature has legal rights. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2017116 Views

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NIRB: Notice of Proposed Amendment to the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Please see the attached notice of a proposed amendment to the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan by Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation. The proposed amendment and additional materials, including a template for written submissions are available on the NPC’s Public Registry here. Oral comments can be made in Inuktitut by contacting […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2017202 Views

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Back to the land: How one Indigenous community is beating the odds – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 24, 2017 By David Danto, Program Head of Psychology, University of Guelph-Humber THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: David Danto, Program Head of Psychology, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2017388 Views

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Recreation sites and trails in the Eastern Cariboo re-opened for public use

August 24, 2017 WILLIAMS LAKE – Due to improving weather conditions and fire suppression, Recreation Sites and Trails BC — in consultation with the BC Wildfire Service — will re-open select recreation sites and recreation trails within the Cariboo Fire Centre at 12 noon on Aug. 25, 2017. Until further notice, the following recreation sites […]

by pmnationtalk on August 24, 2017286 Views

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NWT On The Land Collaborative Releases 2017 Annual Report

AUGUST 18, 2017 The NWT On The Land Collaborative’s 2017 annual report was recently released and it showcases some of the highlights from the past year, including new partners, the first annual learning trip, and the creation of a community of practice for land-based programs with a mental health focus. The collaborative is a collective […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2017141 Views

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Long Plain First Nation Votes YES!

August 21, 2017 August 13th, 2017: Long Plain First Nation (Portage La Prairie, MB) has become the 75th Framework Agreement Signatory to ratify their community land code!  With great excitement, and a 90% approval by voting members, Long Plain’s 4384 hectare, 4273-member Ojibway nation has regained governance control over their reserve lands and resources!  This […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2017112 Views

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Inaugural launch of “The Lands Advisor”, a quarterly newsletter aimed at reaching First Nations across Canada interested in the Framework Agreement! – LABRC

Welcome to the inaugural edition/V1 of ” The Lands Advisor“, a quarterly newsletter aimed at reaching First Nations across Canada who are interested in the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management. Look for what’s happening at the Resource Centre, news, community success stories, insights and more. There are a number of interactive links that […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017285 Views

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Invitation to Operational & Developmental First Nations to attend the 2017 Lands Advisory Board (LAB) Annual General Meeting (AGM)

This year the LAB AGM will be hosted by Chief Michel R. Bernard of Conseil des Abenakis de Wolinak at Hotel Musee Premieres Nations, Wendake, Quebec on September 26 & 27, 2017. The AGM agenda (please click here for agenda) identifies the annual topics that the LAB Directors are required to complete,  in accordance with […]

by aanationtalk on August 10, 2017276 Views

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Chiefs to travel to Quebec City to oppose Bill 85 and take position on A30 Lands

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the Community that Chief & Council will be traveling to Quebec City on Tuesday, August 15th to hold a press conference concerning the proposed Bill 85 and related Autoroute 30 (A30) lands issues. The visit to Quebec will be to present Kahnawà:ke’s position on the matter of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2017238 Views

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Tsawout First Nation opposes Island View Beach plan – Times Colonist

July 13, 2017 Capital Regional District directors postponed considering an Island View Beach management plan on Wednesday after receiving a last-minute letter from the Tsawout First Nation objecting to it. In the letter, Chief Harvey Underwood says the Tsawout do not support the draft plan. “The management plan does not recognize Tsawout’s Douglas Treaty and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 2017176 Views

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