Most First Nations in this province fall within a Local government area whether it is a Regional District or a Municipality. These local governments give permits with respect to different types of developments within their boundaries. The province still issues major permits under their laws but the Local Government Act in Schedule 1 sets out what authorities a local govern
Is he a genius? Insane? Over his head? To be honest, I am really not sure. On the one hand he has certainly appeared to secure a “soapbox” unlike any other to get his messages ac
I always wonder why the colonialist minded governments think their way of doing things is the right way and the only way. Imposing their way on us has been in existence for a long time and the residential school system, the White Paper and the Indian Act are examples of this way of thinking. They want First Nations to be exactly like them.
Enbridge and their Gateway project is one of the most controversial subjects we have seen in a long time in this province. Its implications spread much further than BC, Alberta the sources of the oil, Canada, US and of course Asian markets.
In my opinion, the so called “leadership debate” on APTN was pretty ho-hum. No fire, no passion, no “OMG, did they really say that” moments. The “debate” was not a real debate, it was a question and answer period. I think this could have been a lot more interesting if the candidates were able to engage in debate about the issues. Or
Who will be the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) for the next 3 years? That is the question the Chiefs across Canada will be determining next Wednesday July 18th in Toronto. If it’s hot in Toronto this week, the political heat will only add to the soaring temperatures that will be experienced during the AFN Annual General Assembly.