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Aboriginal mom fights for custody of infant twins in dispute with ministry

Nicolette Moore says just hours after giving birth to twins, the Ministry of Children and Family Development said they would be removed from her care. (Facebook)

Nicolette Moore says just hours after giving birth to twins, the Ministry of Children and Family Development said they would be removed from her care. (Facebook)

Nicolette Moore says she’s been clean and sober for 2 years, but the ministry still took her twin babies

CBC, June 19, 2015

An aboriginal woman from the Nisga’a First Nation is fighting to gain custody of her infant children after she says she turned her life around.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development seized custody of Nicolette Moore’s infant twins this month. Moore says the ministry cited concerns about her past addiction.

“I was told future behaviour is predicted by past behaviour. I honestly don’t know where my past ends and my future begins.” 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

“We do not consent to this,” Nisga’a members say of agreement to pursue LNG project

Photo of NorthWest LNG, Nisga’a’ and PRGT presidents at signing ceremony with Grant Barton protesting by Sindhu Dharmarajah

Photo of NorthWest LNG, Nisga’a’ and PRGT presidents at signing ceremony with Grant Barton protesting by Sindhu Dharmarajah

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Moments before the official signing of the document, peaceful protester and Nisga’a member Grant Barton walked towards the presidents with a sign and mentioned that he represented 20 family members who were not consulted regarding the agreement.

“Turn around, where are the Nisga’a?” asked Barton. “This is a sad day. We have people over here to say we do not consent to this.”

The presidents of the Nisga’a nation, Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project and Pacific Northwest LNG, on the brink of signing a “benefit agreement” to provide “right of way certainty” for a proposed LNG pipeline project, calmly exchanged looks. They waited while protester left the room, then they proceeded with the signing. 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