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B.C. chiefs to approve reconciliation road map, but ride bound to be bumpy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 10, 2015 VANCOUVER _ Hundreds of First Nations leaders have given approval in principle to a reconciliation agreement that is viewed as a road map for future…

First Nations blockade halts anchoring of Tofino area salmon farm – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 10, 2015 14:28 TOFINO, B.C. – Members of a Vancouver Island First Nation are vowing to risk arrest rather than allow an international fish farming…

Ontario First Nations Chiefs raise funds to pay for inquiry into missing women – The Globe and Mail

Sep. 09, 2015 First Nations Chiefs in Ontario launched a fundraising campaign Wednesday to help pay for their own public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. Ontario regional Chief…

BC First Nation chiefs threaten protests over slow progress of political talks – The Globe and Mail

Sep. 09, 2015 The chasm that exists in the relationship between British Columbia’s political and aboriginal leaders was clearly defined Wednesday as talks got under way at a Vancouver hotel…

Nunavut hamlet enters seventh week of boil water alert – Nunatsiaq News

September 09, 2015 Officials continue to search Whale Cove water system for source of coliform bacteria A boil water alert in Whale Cove has now entered its seventh week, as…

Fading BC salmon runs imperil First Nations’ traditions, says veteran observer – The Province

September 9, 2015 B.C.’s wild salmon catch on the Fraser River has become so poor over the years it could eventually bring an end to traditional aboriginal ways, predicts First…

Northern BC aboriginal leaders call for ‘fair’ consultation on development – CTV

September 8, 2015 VANCOUVER — People once paddled great distances to set up fishing camps on the land where Liz Logan’s family has lived for generations in northern British Columbia.…

First Nations fight against financial reporting law raises important questions, Coates tells CBC – MLI

First Nations communities across Canada have legitimate concerns about a federal law that forces them to disclose financial information, . Several First Nations in Alberta and Saskatchewan have taken their…

Negotiate or Litigate? – First People’s Law

While Indigenous Peoples across Canada vary widely in their challenges and opportunities, they all have two fundamental objectives in common: to benefit from and exercise jurisdiction over their lands. With…

B.C. First Nations aim for reconciliation deal with Premier Christy Clark – CBC

About 500 chiefs meet with premier to discuss how to move forward after historic ruling Sep 09, 2015 About 500 aboriginal leaders in British Columbia are meeting this week with…

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