First Nations

Posted on January 02, 2014

(via Reviving Gaia)

I recently took part in a “Village Workshop” at the Klahoose New Relationship Building on Cortes Island, in Western Canada. This is a novel introduction to the Native American perception of their history in that it involves role playing. There were…

Posted on October 30, 2013

Hupacasath Update
With the help of fundraising efforts across Canada, the Hupacasath First Nation will launch an appeal after their first court challenge to the Canada-China investment treaty known as FIPA was dismissed in August.

Those opposed to the treaty are wary of the powers it could give to Chinese business and the secrecy of private arbitration hearings. Since treaty making is a royal prerogative and parliamentary debate is not required, the Hupacasath and other critics are calling it undemocratic.

Posted on September 19, 2014

Group argues flooding valley would impair their rights to fish, hunt and use the area for ceremonial purposes

OTTAWA — A delegation of B.C. First Nation chiefs will be here next week to urge the Harper government to reject BC Hydro’s $8-billion Site C hydroelectric megaproject.

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Posted on September 11, 2014

VANCOUVER - September 11, 2014  The Wilderness Committee's office in Vancouver broke into wild cheers as reports appeared today about the upcoming designation of a new tribal park in Tsilhqot’in Nation territory.

"This is incredible news," said Joe Foy, Wilderness Committee National Campaign Director.

Foy was referring to a news report today describing the designation of the Dasiqox Tribal Park in Tsilhqot'in territory, located west of Williams Lake, BC. 

Posted on August 29, 2014

Down a long back road, south of Houston BC, there is a place known as the Unist’ot’en Camp. Situated on Wet’suwet’en territory, the Unist’ot’en Camp is a community of people reoccupying their traditional territory and living off the land. The camp, which consists of permaculture gardens and a pit house, creates opportunities for people to learn from the voices of elders and those who have protected and lived off of the land.

Posted on August 29, 2014

VICTORIA – Master carver Jewell Praying Wolf James and other members of the Lummi Nation will begin the Canadian portion of a newly-carved totem pole’s journey from South Dakota to its new home near the tar sands.

Posted on July 15, 2014

"Why are my ancestors' burial grounds protected and those of my fellow islander, Joe Akerman, of Cowichan Heritage, not?" - Briony Penn

Sometimes, when confronted by great injustice, a community just has to draw a line.

Posted on June 24, 2014

 

TAR SANDS HEALING WALK IN FORT McMURRAY

Walk Through Tar Sands Will Build Strength, Unity 

Posted on March 04, 2014

Two people were taken into custody this morning on a Slocan Valley logging road, less than a day after a judge extended an injunction against the Sinixt First Nation and their supporters.

Posted on January 21, 2014

And here's yet another twist on the First Nations legal rights -- companies sueing the governments for their failuure to consult First Nations, resulting in disruption to business by the First Nations affected.

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