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B.C. may buy Grace Islet home to settle First Nation land dispute

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Protesters disrupt construction over First Nations burial ground on islet off Saltspring Island

Saltspring Island residents together with First Nations elders took to the water Tuesday to demand a halt to the construction of a luxury home on Grace Islet, in Ganges Harbour.

Saltspring Island residents together with First Nations elders took to the water Tuesday to demand a halt to the construction of a luxury home on Grace Islet, in Ganges Harbour.

 ‘You would never do this to your ancestors,’ chief tells workers

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Cowichan band declares emergency over suicides

Cowichan Chief says sense of hopelessness leads to suicides, alerts

By Dirk Meissner, Canadian Press, May 14, 2012

A pervasive sense of helplessness among a Vancouver Island first nation has spawned suicides and attempted suicides, says the chief of the Cowichan Tribes.
Since January, four people have killed themselves and another 52 so-called suicide alerts have been issued in the community. Read the rest of this entry