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Protesters greet PM at meeting with Trans Mountain pipeline’s Indigenous-led oversight committee

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Chief Ernie Crey sits next to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting about the Trans Mountain pipeline in the B.C. community of Cheam. (Chantelle Bellrichard/CBC)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Stó:lō community of Cheam

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Courthouse rally in Chilliwack against ceremonial fishery charge

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Sto:lo elder Eddie Gardner speaks during the salmon ceremony during Aboriginal Wellness Day at Tzeachten Sports Field on Saturday in celebration of National Aboriginal Day. The day also featured dancing, a barbeque, family games, Nordic walk, archery, cultural activities, cedar weaving and more. JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS

by  Jennifer Feinberg, Chilliwack Progress, May 4, 2016

A rally on the steps of the Chilliwack courthouse set for May 10 will underscore the importance of the First Salmon Ceremony to Sto:lo communities of the Pilalt tribe.

The local Sto:lo chief was charged last March with one count of contravening the Fisheries Act by fishing illegally for one salmon, during a closed time.

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