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
by Jerome Turner, Ricochet, November 20, 2014
A nation is only as good as its leadership.
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
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
The northwestern B.C. First Nation has approved the privatization of 3 homes
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