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Property taxation begins for Nisga’a

 

Nisgaa Taxation cartoon 1by  Josh Massey, Terrace Standard, March 11, 2015

For husband and wife Oscar and Mary Moore, the dawning of the property taxation era in the Nass Valley means hope that the dirt roads in their home town of Gingolx will soon be paved, although they say that other community members do not agree with paying property tax.

“It’s something I think we understand that we need in order for us to get proper facilities in our reserve, like a paved road and stuff like that,” said Oscar Moore, who has worked most of his life as a master carver of drums and household merchandise.

First it was sales taxes and then income taxes and now it’s property taxes as the Nisga’a Lisims Government works on establishing revenue sources needed to run and operate their nation. Read the rest of this entry

Pipeline threat to Nisga’a burial ground sparks grassroots opposition

Members of the Nisga'a nation in Vancouver protest signing of deal with natural gas project.

Members of the Nisga’a nation in Vancouver protest signing of deal with natural gas project.

by Jerome Turner, Ricochet, November 20, 2014

Values and traditions of modern Nisga’a Lisims government are in question

A nation is only as good as its leadership.

Take the Nisga’a, the first nation out of the modern-day treaty gate 14 years ago.

The Nisga’a Lisims government just signed a benefit agreement regarding the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission liquid natural gas pipeline with TransCanada and Pacific NorthWest LNG.

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Nisga’a government signs deal with LNG, approves pipeline through memorial lava beds

Nisga'a protest the Lisims government signing of LNG deal, Nov 11, 2014.

Nisga’a protest the Lisims government signing of LNG deal, November 11, 2014.

by Warrior Publications, November 15, 2014

On Oct 29, 2014, the Nisga’a Lisims Government passed a resolution authorizing President Mitchell Stevens to sign an agreement with the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT), a subsidiary of Trans Canada Pipelines, which has proposed construction of a 900-kilometre pipeline to deliver natural gas from north eastern BC to a proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG facility on Lelu Island.  Read the rest of this entry

B.C.’s Nisga’a becomes only First Nation to privatize land

The northwestern B.C. First Nation has approved the privatization of 3 homes

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The Nisga’a Nation in northwestern British Columbia has become the only First Nation in Canada to let its people own tribal land privately.

The First Nation’s land registrar says it has now signed off on the first three transfers of property to individuals in the Greenville area of the remote First Nation’s land. Read the rest of this entry