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First Nations capitalize on B.C. tourism boom – BiV

Sept. 6, 2015 Hotels with aboriginal themes and artwork are posting strong occupancy rates The K’awat’si Economic Development Corp.’s (KEDC) plan to spend $4.5 million to renovate an 85-room hotel…

Premier and B.C. First Nations aim to reach reconciliation deal in Vancouver – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 7, 2015 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ At least 500 British Columbia aboriginal leaders are set to meet this week with Premier Christy Clark…

Flawed science, lack of consultation cited as ruling ends fracking water licence – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 8, 2015 VANCOUVER _ The Environmental Appeal Board has overturned a water licence granted to an oil and gas company in northeastern British Columbia, ruling the licence…

European Union parliament votes to toughen restrictions on seal hunt products – CP

Source: The Associated Press Sep 8, 2015 BRUSSELS _ The European Parliament has overwhelmingly voted to strengthen a ban on the trade in seal products because they argue that the hunt on…

More Sask. First Nations send their finances to Ottawa – News Talk 650

September 4, 2015 With fires encroaching on her community for months over the summer, Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson is working diligently to catch up on getting…

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami ‘sad’ to lose EU seal ban legal challenge – CBC

Sep 04, 2015 ‘We don’t have the deep pockets like the animal rights groups and that’s what’s maddening,’ says ITK President Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s president says he is ‘sad, but…

Aboriginal women over-represented in murder statistics: RCMP – Ottawa Citizen

Aboriginal women are over-represented among murder victims in Canada and, alarmingly, their presence in those statistics is only growing, according to a report from the RCMP. The report, called a…

Dozens of BC First Nations failed to file financial statements by deadline – Vancouver Sun

September 2, 2015 Aboriginal Affairs says it will start to pull non-essential funding this week for those that don’t comply Thirty-seven First Nations in B.C. could lose a portion of…

Opinion – Partnership with First Nations would supercharge economy – CBC

Sep 03, 2015 Isadore Day offers solution to upping prosperity of indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians It’s official. Canada is in a recession. The cold hard truth is First Nations have…

First Nation financial reporting system flawed, prof says – Prince George Citizen

September 3, 2015 A University of Victoria professor has misgivings about the federal government’s requirement that First Nations submit financial statements and chief and council member salaries for posting on…

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