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Enhanced training, support rolls out for Indigenous search and rescue

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Ahousaht First Nation boats patrol an area near where the whale-watching boat Leviathan II sank near Tofino on Oct. 26, 2016.

Federal government promised to create Indigenous auxiliary to Coast Guard Search and Rescue

CBC News, October 16, 2017

Indigenous communities on the B.C. coast have been recognized for their role in saving lives in recent marine disasters.

Now, a shipping container at the Canadian Coast Guard base in Victoria, full of search and rescue equipment and supplies, will help them to do that job. Read the rest of this entry

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B.C. First Nation declares local ban on moose hunt

moose‘We are alarmed that the province has failed to take action,” says ?Esdilagh First Nation

CBC News, October 16, 2017

The small First Nation community of ?Esdilagh in Quesnel, B.C., has declared a ban on harvesting moose within its traditional territory, in a move, it says, addresses gaps in the provincial government’s response. Read the rest of this entry

Over 80% of reserves have median income below poverty line, census data shows

Penticton Indian Band grandmothers lead march on MCFD office

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Penticton Indian Band members want the Ministry of Child and Family development to improve the way it consults with the community in child protection cases. (Brady Strachan/CBC)

Band claims social workers attempting to take children from families without proper consultation

By Brady Strachan, CBC News, October 13, 2017

Members of the Penticton Indian Band marched through that city today to protest what they claim is an eroding relationship with the Ministry of Children and Family Development where social workers are attempting to take children into custody without consulting band leadership. Read the rest of this entry

Hoping to ease tribal homelessness, Leech Lake band takes back its land

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Cabins all along Trader’s Bay on Leech Lake were built on leased tribal land. Now many of them are abandoned. John Enger | MPR News

by John Enger, MPR News, October 12, 2017

Jim and Gail Hinkemeyer just retired and they had their future all worked out. They’d dodge Minnesota’s cold winters with a cheap apartment in Belize, then spend their summers at their small family cabin on Leech Lake. Read the rest of this entry

Gitxsan industry meets Gitxsan activism in B.C.

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(Members of Wilp Nikate’em maintain a protest camp outside the former Gitxsan Mill. Photo: John Murray/APTN)

by John Murray, APTN National News, October 11, 2017

In the early morning hours in late August, and under cover of darkness, a group in camouflaged dark clothes snuck into the locked compound of the Gitxsan Forest Incorporated (GFI) in South Hazelton, B.C, retrieved keys from an office, started seven vehicles and proceeded to drive away. Read the rest of this entry

Top 5 Cities in Canada With the Most Indigenous People

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Image: Blackfire.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit might be the fastest-booming populations in Canada

Some Canadians seem to think Indigenous Peoples mostly dwell in far-flung remote reserves.

But in fact the majority of indigenous people live in Canada’s cities, and according to the latest census, off-reserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit are the fastest-booming populations in the whole country. Read the rest of this entry

3 of 4 Mapuche Political Prisoners End 116 Day Hunger Strike

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by Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto], October 2, 2017

On Friday, September 29th, family members of Mapuche Political Prisoners on hunger strike gathered at the Chilean Presidential palace to put forward the demands of their relatives, many of whom were nearing their deathbeds after fasting for 115 days.  The meeting  took place two days after the Chilean College of Doctors, who had been monitoring the health of the hunger strikers, publicly stated all were in serious condition, and that specifically Lonko [Chief] Alfredo Tralcal and Benito Trangol had just 48-hours to live if the fast were to continue. Read the rest of this entry

Former CAP chief sets up protest camp at organization’s offices

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Former CAP president Kevin Daniels outside the organization’s offices in Ottawa. Photo: Jorge Barrera/APTN

by Jorge Barerra, APTN National News, October 2, 2017

The former national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), an organization created to represent the interests of off-reserve Indigenous peoples has set up a camp protest camp by its Ottawa head office vowing to remain until the current leader resigns. Read the rest of this entry

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Graphic: KILI Radio 90.1 FM

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