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Statement from the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville

January 14, 2019 I have received many questions and inquiries about the Cabinet shuffle announced today and why I am no longer the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. Thank you for all the kind words. While I can understand the interest of Canadians in this matter, I will not be commenting. In […]

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BC Indigenous Leaders Fear Cabinet Shuffle Signals End to Reconciliation Agenda – TheTyee.ca

‘We’re sitting on a time bomb,’ says one advocate. The cabinet shuffle Monday that saw Jody Wilson-Raybould — Canada’s first Indigenous justice minister — moved to the Department of Veterans Affairs was a backward step, say some B.C. Indigenous leaders. “I’m deeply concerned about what this represents,” said Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201925 Views

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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Miller to make a funding announcement in Yellowknife

Please be advised that Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament (Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Soeurs), will make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor); in addition to Bobby Drygeese, Chair […]

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The Prime Minister attends the Canada-Assembly of First Nations Leaders Meeting

Ottawa, Ontario – January 14, 2019 Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today attended the Canada-Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Leaders Meeting with National Chief Perry Bellegarde and members of the AFN Executive. The meeting built on the […]

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Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle sends troubling signals to Indigenous communities – Toronto Star

Jan. 14, 2019 Where is the Indigenous leadership in defining a new relationship? When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was first elected, he began his term by pledging his undying love for and commitment to Indigenous people, saying his number one priority was to make the relationship work. What a difference four years makes. The signal […]

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Cabinet shuffle shows reconciliation dropping in priority for Trudeau, say Indigenous advocates – CBC

‘Dream team’ working on Indigenous issues has been broken up, reassigned Jan 15, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to break up the “dream team” that was leading the work of mending Canada’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples is triggering concerns Ottawa is pulling back on its reconciliation agenda. Trudeau announced Monday he was moving cabinet […]

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Students ask Trudeau about Trump, refugees before fiery exchange over Indigenous relations

Credits: Global News Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took questions at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops on Wednesday evening. Trudeau answered a wide range of topics including how he deals with U.S. President Donald Trump, his controversial trip to India and the Syrian refugee crisis. The most asked question of the night sparked a lengthy, fiery […]

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AMC wants immediate meeting with new Indigenous Services minister

Treaty One Territory, MB _ Grand Chief Arlen Dumas hopes the latest cabinet shuffle by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau does not impede the progress the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has made on a number of key files in the Manitoba region. “While I felt we had an established relationship with Minister Jane Philpott, it is […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201941 Views

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MNO: David Dusome to serve as Region 7 PCMNO Councilor

David Dusome will represent Region 7 on the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO). The announcement comes after Dusome, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Georgian Bay Métis Council President, was appointed during a secret ballot vote at the PCMNO meeting on Jan. 13. “I love the Métis and I’m passionate about moving […]

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Jody Wilson-Raybould’s Surprise Shuffle Isn’t A Demotion, Trudeau Says – HuffPost Canada

She’s now minister for veterans affairs. OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended a surprise move Monday to shuffle senior cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould into veterans affairs, calling the B.C. MP a sharp navigator of difficult files. Speaking to reporters outside Rideau Hall after the swearing-in ceremony for five new ministers, Trudeau was asked if […]

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President welcomes O’Regan’s appointment as Indigenous Services Minister

Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says he’s looking forward to working with new federal Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan, who was appointed to the position today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. O’Regan, who is also the province’s federal cabinet minister, replaces Jane Philpott, who was appointed as President of Treasury Board. “As a member from Newfoundland […]

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Long Plain Planning 2019 Projects – PortageOnline.com

14 January 2019 Long Plain First Nation has a full agenda, moving into 2019. Chief Dennis Meeches says one of their biggest concerns this year is property they own, just south of Keeshkeemaquah Reserve. “Bordering the Trans Canada (Highway), off of Pine Crescent,” he says, “We own about 95 acres, and it’s been 20 years […]

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First Nations Priorities Must Be Canada’s Priorities – AFN National Chief Responds to Federal Cabinet Shuffle

First Nations Priorities Must Be Canada’s Priorities – AFN National Chief Responds to Federal Cabinet Shuffle (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde responded to today’s federal cabinet shuffle stating continued commitment and progress on First Nations priorities is critical to moving forward and closing the gap between First Nations […]

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Public meeting to discuss Sanikiluaq liquor plebiscite

Residents of Sanikiluaq, do you want to learn more about the upcoming liquor plebiscite? The Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission is holding a public meeting to discuss possible changes to the current community liquor status from a prohibited to a restricted quantities system. The meeting will take place on January 22, 2019, from 9 to […]

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Media advisory: Important announcement with Canada, Government of Prince Edward Island and PEI Mi’kmaq

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island and Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, Matilda Ramjattan, Chief of Lennox Island First Nation, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201933 Views

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Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth Supports First Nations Controlled Child Welfare System

SASKATOON– The Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth, Corey O’Soup, is clarifying some comments made earlier this week in the media regarding First Nations readiness to take control of their own child welfare system. The Advocate unequivocally supports our First Nations reclaiming complete control of their own child welfare system and has complete confidence in […]

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Media advisory: MP Colin Fraser to Make Official Announcement in Meteghan

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Meteghan, NS – January 14, 2019 – Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will make an official announcement supporting Nova Scotia’s seafood industry. Date:          […]

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Rookie Grit MP Jordan new minister for rural economic development – Hill Times

Fellow Atlantic Canada MP Seamus O’Regan, a close confidant of the prime minister, was tapped to succeed Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott. RIDEAU HALL—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday morning unveiled a handful of changes to his cabinet, including creating a new post responsible for overseeing the concerns of rural voters. Nova Scotia MP Bernadette […]

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Newfoundland MP Seamus O’Regan becomes indigenous services minister as Trudeau shuffles cabinet – The Western Star

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added two new faces to his cabinet Monday morning, tapping Montreal MP David Lametti as Canada’s new justice minister and Nova Scotia’s Bernadette Jordan as minister of rural economic development — a new position on the front bench. Speaking outside Rideau Hall, Trudeau said he needed to make some […]

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Media advisory: MP Lefebvre to Announce FedNor Funding to Support Business Growth, Strengthen the Economy and Create Jobs for Indigenous Communities

From: FedNor Birch Island, Ontario, January 14, 2019 — Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury will visit Birch Island on January 15, 2019, to make an important FedNor announcement to support business development and growth, while creating middle-class jobs in the Manitoulin region. The announcement will be made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep […]

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Cabinet shuffle: Indigenous Services has a new minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould out as Justice minister – APTN News

January 14, 2019 The department responsible for overseeing programs and services for Indigenous communities in Canada has a new leader, and Canada’s first Indigenous justice minister is being moved as part of the Trudeau government’s cabinet shuffle, announced Monday morning at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott will take over as president […]

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NAN Statement on Liberal Cabinet Shuffle

January 14, 2019 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, has issued the following statement in response to today’s federal cabinet shuffle: “Nishnawbe Aski Nation has established a strong working relationship with Minister Philpott during her time as Minister of Indigenous Services and we wish […]

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Itinerary for Monday, January 14, 2019

January 13, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario 9:00 a.m. The Prime Minister will hold a media availability. Queen’s Entrance Rideau Hall 1 Sussex Drive Notes for media: Open coverage Media are asked to arrive to the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 8:15 a.m. Media wishing to cover the event must be accredited with the Parliamentary Press Gallery […]

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Prime Minister announces changes to the Ministry

January 14, 2019 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced changes to the Ministry and welcomed new members to Cabinet: Jane Philpott, currently Minister of Indigenous Services and Vice-Chair of the Treasury Board, becomes President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government. Seamus O’Regan, currently Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of […]

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NL Government: New Projects through Workforce Innovation Centre to Support Rural Residents, Women, Newcomers

January 11, 2019 The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced more than $2.27 million in funding for the Second Call for Proposals (2018) approved through the Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre. The funding, being provided as part of the Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement, […]

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BCGEU Statement on RCMP raid at Unist’ot’en Camp and Gidimt’en Access Point – BCGEU

January 10, 2019 BURNABY – The BCGEU has been closely monitoring the developing situation at the Unist’ot’en camp. As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we are […]

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Minister Duclos participates in the EN SANTÉ pour prévenir et réduire l’itinérance forum

From: Employment and Social Development Canada January 11, 2019 Montréal, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, participated in the EN SANTÉ pour prévenir et réduire l’itinérance forum organized by Le Réseau d’aide aux personnes seules et itinérantes de Montréal (RAPSIM) in order to […]

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Trudeau, Horgan under fire for downplaying Aboriginal title following RCMP raid of Wet’suwet’en – APTN News

January 11, 2019 B.C. Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau both broke their silence Wednesday on a pipeline company’s injunction against members of the Unist’ot’en House and Gidimt’en Clan, and the RCMP’s raid Monday on unceded Wet’sewet’en territory. But observers say the leaders were misleading, or skirted fundamental questions related to Indigenous jurisdiction […]

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Charlie Angus’ Letter to Supporters – January 10, 2019

Friends, The year has just begun and already my office has been very active on a number of files. My team keeps saying we’re in the thick of things already! Here are a few updates I’d like to share with you. FIGHT AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL This week, lawyers for the government were fighting Cindy Blackstock […]

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MNS: Provincial Métis Citizenship Registry – Mobile Intake Session Pierceland, Lloydminister, Pontiex & Assiniboia

Jan. 10, 2019 Register today for the Mobile Intake Session in Pierceland! Download the form here. ~ Register today for the Mobile Intake Session in Lloydminister! Download the form here. ~ Register today for the Mobile Intake Session in Pontiex! Download the form here. ~ Register today for the Mobile Intake Session in Assiniboia! Download the form here. NT5

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Clarification of remarks regarding the events in Unis’tot’en territory​

January 10, 2019 In response to a number of queries, Premier John Horgan has reviewed the transcript of his remarks during the news conference of January 9, 2019 regarding the events in Unis’tot’en territory. The passage that raised concern reads: “And the challenge for government, federal and provincial, is determining how we bring together these historic […]

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MLA adopted by First Nation faces a dilemma – Prince George Citizen

January 10, 2019 Doug Donaldson strikes me as an honourable man. That just makes the situation he’s in that much more difficult. Over 10 years in the legislature, he has established himself as someone who is deeply immersed in First Nations culture and traditions. On occasion, he delivers messages in the house fluently in Indigenous […]

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UBCIC Statement of Clarity in Response to Premier Horgan’s Comments on Unist’ot’en

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – January 10, 2019) Yesterday Premier John Horgan provided insufficient and inappropriate comments regarding the ongoing conflict in Wet’suwet’en territory. The Premier took a minimum approach to acceptable provincial standards for engagement with Indigenous peoples, in direct conflict with his government’s commitments to full implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the […]

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Pipelines and politics: a primer on First Nations – Times Colonist

UVic expert says band councils and non-elected hereditary chiefs play distinct roles that sometimes conflict January 11, 2019 Canadians are getting a crash course on the differences between non-elected hereditary chiefs and band councils elected by First Nations as RCMP arrests at a blockade in northern B.C. launched pipeline protests across the country this week. […]

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Governor General of Canada: Annual Report 2017–2018

OTTAWA—The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is pleased to release its annual report for 2017–2018. The annual report for 2017–2018 spans the period from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018. It covers a remarkable transition year and highlights the important work accomplished to represent, serve, honour and showcase Canadians. In the […]

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First Nations Chief Weighs in on BC Arrests – PortageOnline.com

Fourteen people were arrested earlier this week in protest of the natural-gas pipeline project southwest of Houston British Columbia, at the Gitdumt’en camp. The First Nations people there erected a blockade to keep workers away from the project check-point. Long Plain First Nation Chief Dennis Meeches weighs in on the controversial arrest. “This goes against […]

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Before reconciliation, we need to acknowledge the truth – Bowen Island Undercurrent

January 10, 2019 The Canadian government loves talking about reconciliation but is it in a position to do so? On January 7, a heavily-armed RCMP force raided a camp set-up to block TransCanada Corp. (the company changed its name to TC Energy on January 9) from building a natural gas pipeline through unceded Wet’suwet’en territory. […]

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New Vuntut Gwitchin chief and council to be sworn in today – CBC

31-year-old Dana Tizya-Tramm was elected chief of the First Nation in November Jan 11, 2019 Dana Tizya-Tramm will be sworn in today as chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in Old Crow, Yukon. The former councillor and president of Youth of the Peel was elected chief in November. At 31, he is believed to […]

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Trudeau’s ‘less than ideal’ comment doesn’t begin to capture the concerns of Indigenous communities – Toronto Star

Jan. 10, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the arrest of 14 Wet’suwet’en land defenders a “less than ideal situation” this week, adding everyone has the right to protest, as long as they respect the rule of law. Let’s unpack that for a moment. A “less than ideal situation” is missing the sale on three-ply […]

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Indigenous community benefits from upgraded community infrastructure for a better quality of life

From: FedNor News release Government of Canada investment helps improve access road to Northwestern Ontario First Nation community January 10, 2019 – Mitaanjigamiing First Nation, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor The Indigenous community of Mitaanjigamiing First Nation is benefiting from key upgrades to its local access road network as […]

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Media Advisory – Government of Canada to announce new grants to support Indigenous research capacity and advance reconciliation

SASKATOON, Jan. 10, 2019 – The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, will announce the recipients of a special call for Connection Grants supporting Indigenous research that is interdisciplinary, transformative, and contributes to reconciliation. The new Connection Grants will help build Indigenous research capacity and knowledge sharing. The Minister will be joined by […]

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‘There’s still plenty of work to be done’: Trudeau faces more questions on Indigenous rights, pipelines during B.C. visit – Global News

January 10, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated his commitment to developing energy projects that keep environmental and First Nations concerns in mind as he continued his trip to Kamloops, B.C. Thursday. During a visit to the new Industrial Training and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University, Trudeau faced further questions on his government’s response […]

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UBCIC Statement of Clarity in Response to Premier Horgan’s Comments on Unist’ot’en

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – January 10, 2019) Yesterday Premier John Horgan provided insufficient and inappropriate comments regarding the ongoing conflict in Wet’suwet’en territory. The Premier took a minimum approach to acceptable provincial standards for engagement with Indigenous peoples, in direct conflict with his government’s commitments to full implementation of the United Nations Declaration on […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201932 Views

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Kelly McParland: This is why conflicts with First Nations often seem insoluble – National Post

As in the case of the LNG protests in B.C., how can you reach agreements with a community that can’t agree with itself? It might not seem immediately evident, but it’s possible the confrontation that has been taking place in a remote northern area of British Columbia will prove to be an important moment in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201950 Views

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Government of Canada investing in safety at the airport in Webequie First Nation

From: Transport Canada January 10, 2019           Webequie First Nation, Treaty 9 Territory, Ontario            Transport Canada Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to travelling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, we rely on our local airports to support and sustain vibrant communities. These […]

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Anishinabek Nation leadership hopes for a peaceful resolve in Wet’suwet’en Nation

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (January 10, 2018)— Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare issued the following statement regarding the peaceful protest against the TransCanada pipeline project occurring in Wet’suwet’en traditional territory in British Columbia and the law enforcement executed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). “I believe that the decision on how to proceed […]

by pmnationtalk on January 10, 201942 Views

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Trudeau Called ‘A Liar And A Weak Leader’ At Chaotic BC Town Hall – HuffPost Canada

Indigenous protesters pressed the PM on arrests at a pipeline blockade. KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Indigenous people voiced their anger and frustration with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday at a chaotic town hall in Kamloops, B.C., loudly interrupting him to condemn the arrests of protesters at a pipeline blockade. While Trudeau was answering a question […]

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Opening Remarks at “Raising the Bar: Indigenous Women’s Impact on the Law-scape”

Ottawa, Ontario October 30, 2018 Check against delivery Gilakas’la.  Good afternoon. Before I begin I want to acknowledge the traditional territory of the Algonquin people.  I also want to express my thanks to the Public Policy Forum for organizing this event, and for inviting me to say a few opening remarks.  It is truly an […]

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John Horgan says LNG pipeline meets standard of Indigenous relations – Westerly News

B.C. premier speaks on police action to clear pipeline route Jan. 9, 2019 LNG Canada has met the B.C. government’s standard for proceeding with its liquefied natural gas project and working with Indigenous people along the pipeline route, B.C. Premier John Horgan says. Horgan commented for the first time Wednesday after RCMP officers moved in […]

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Judy Wilson’s Message for Canadians: ‘The Land Defenders Are Doing This for Everybody’ – TheTyee.ca

RCMP raids in Wet’suwet’en territory can’t bring justice, reconciliation or a better future, Neskonlith chief says. Chief Judy Wilson of the Neskonlith First Nation, east of Kamloops, is secretary treasurer of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, a community leader, strong opponent of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and an advocate for clean energy. The […]

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