There is so much going on in Indian country the past week that I really want to comment on some of the things that have been going on. Some weeks are like that, everything happens and your head just spins with all the information. I will keep the subjects to two for this week:
Tsilquot’in Title Case: Decision Rendered June 27, 2012, BC Court of Appeal
Hello to all of the faithful readers of this incredible website.
June 21st, a day set aside to celebrate the aboriginal peoples of this land. For many aboriginal people and their governments and organizations, this is a statutory holiday so their staff can participate in the many celebrations that go on around the province.
Is it just me?
Chief Bert Mack and his wife Lil Mack. Photo taken January 9th, 2009 at Hupacasath House of Gathering,
Port Alberni, BC on the Occasion ofChief Bert Mack passing his chieftainship to his Daughter Anne Mack.
Watching the news this morning and seeing the determined Musqueam and their supporters blocking off Arthur Laing Bridge during rush hour in the rain, I was filled with pride and the need to cheer "yes!" Go Musqueam, keep elevating the profile and action until you get results!
WARRIORS AND PROTECTORS OF THEIR ANCESTORS
Much is being said these days to mark 30 years since the Constitution Act, 1982 was passed as law in this country. The Constitution Act 1982 contains the Charter of Rights and Freedom and much of the focus of discussions is based on the Charter.
We were told the recent federal budget intended to ensure that First Nations “become full and contributing members to the Canadian economy