by Jessica Lepp, CTV News, August 29, 2016
An international salmon farming company based on Vancouver Island has been handed an eviction notice from Campbell River First Nations.
First Nations protesters and their supporters marched to the offices of Marine Harvest Friday to slide an eviction notice beneath the door demanding their waters back. Read the rest of this entry
Protesters smash up courthouse as racial tensions erupt after Aboriginal boy, 14, was found dead in the bush next to a stolen motorbike – and a man, 55, is charged with manslaughter
By Freya Noble and Peter Devlin, Daily Mail, August 30, 2016
People smashed windows and jumped on police cars at a West Australian courthouse after a protest over the death of a local teenager turned violent.
A 55-year-old man, who cannot be named, was due to appear at a court in Kalgoorlie, east of Perth, charged with the manslaughter of a 14-year-old Aboriginal boy, Elijah Doughty.
The boy’s body was found in nearby bushland on Monday morning.
By Sarah Berman, Vice.com, August 27, 2016
It’s official, Lax Kw’alaams First Nation voted 65 percent in favour of “successful outcomes.” At least that’s how negotiations for a massive liquefied natural gas terminal were characterized in a recent poll conducted by the band’s council. Read the rest of this entry
Native protesters moving on fish farms in wake of landmark decision recognizing First Nations land rights
By Richard Zussman, CBC News, August 27, 2016
Fish farms along British Columbia’s West Coast have been at the centre of political and environmental battles for years, but this time it’s a two-year-old legal decision that’s behind the string of recent protests by First Nations against the industry. Read the rest of this entry
Confrontations between the salmon feedlot industry and indigenous communities continue to escalate. On August 23rd, the Yaakswiis warriors were arrested in Ahousaht, near Tofino, preventing the transfer of diseased smolts into a net pen. Their elected leadership has signed off on farms yet the community is growing in its resistance to the feedlots that kill their wild salmon.
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By ALISTAIR TAYLOR, Campbell River Mirror, August 23, 2016
A Wei Wai Kum First Nation member says he has obtained the necessary number of signatures on a petition required to have an investigation launched into the actions of a band councillor.
Chris Drake launched the petition to force an investigation into the actions of Jason Price, accusing him of “taking payments for his own benefit.” Read the rest of this entry
By James MacPherson and David Pitt, Associated Press, Aug 24, 2016
BISMARCK, N.D. —A ruling in the request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop a four-state oil pipeline under construction near their reservation will come by Sept. 9, a federal judge said Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry