The Justice for Our Stolen Children camp in Wascana Park is being torn down by the Provincial Capital Commission.
‘What the Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w require is legal rights now,’ says lawyer representing First Nation
A coastal First Nation in B.C. is vowing to challenge the B.C. government’s new approach to fish farm tenures, which would give First Nations a say over where these operations can set up on the West Coast.
The province announced Wednesday that starting in 2022, fish farms will need First Nations approval to renew their tenures. Read the rest of this entry
by Justine Hunter, Globe & Mail, June 19, 2018
The B.C. government is poised to give an effective veto to First Nations over fish farm tenures in their territories, a historic concession that reaches beyond the traditional court-ordered requirement that Indigenous groups be consulted and accommodated on resource decisions on their lands. Read the rest of this entry
The B.C government is pledging $550 million over the next 10 years to build and operate 1,750 new units of social housing for projects, both on- and off-reserve in Indigenous communities. The funding will make British Columbia the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds into on-reserve housing. Read the rest of this entry
Fines stemming from later arrests will escalate from $500 to $5,000 as trials progress this summer
by Mike Laanela, CBC News, June 18, 2018
A couple of dozen anti-pipeline protesters rallied outside B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Monday morning.
They were there to mark the end of the trial of the first 28 protesters arrested for blocking access to the Kinder Morgan work site on Burnaby Mountain on March 17. Read the rest of this entry
Chief of Six Nations calls for Indigenous jury members as trial with echoes of Colten Boushie case begins
Hamilton police say Jon Styres died of ‘gunshot-related injuries’ after being confronted by Peter Khill
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The chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River says she will be watching closely as jury selection begins Monday for the trial of a Hamilton man accused of second-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing a First Nations man. Read the rest of this entry
by Justin Brake, APTN News, June 8, 2018
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is a high-risk investment for Canada and any future financial backers because it runs through unceded Indigenous lands, says one economist. Read the rest of this entry
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Stó:lō community of Cheam
by Laurie Hamelin, APTN News, June 2, 2018
The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation of Kingcome Inlet filed a claim of Aboriginal title in British Columbia’s Supreme Court that affects ten fish farms in their traditional territory that they say are operating without their consent. Read the rest of this entry