February 5, 2019, the Indigenous Languages Act was tabled in the House of Commons for First Reading. It was a promise by the Liberal Government to table the Act and to get it through before the end of June. It has to go through this sitting as a Federal election will happen in October and if it
We now have a new criminal defense in Canada. It is called the “Oops, I didn’t mean to do it” defense as least as it applies to indigenous peoples. You can say that and get away with killing a young indigenous man that has the promise of a wonderful future in front of him.
It is hard to describe how I felt when I heard that the government of BC approved the Site C dam to continue. That this was the consensus of the cabinet makes it even more incredulous to me and I am very disillusioned with what I had hoped to be a change in values and methods of government.
One of the biggest problems First Nations have always had is having non First Nations people understand what is important to us and why. The Supreme Court of Canada decision rendered yesterday in the case of Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia shows that clearly.
A few months ago I heard rumblings that there would be no sockeye for food fish for the Hupacasath. I thought it had to be just a rumour because we have never had a year that I can remember that we didn’t have sockeye for food. It has now been confirmed and is fact that only 172,000 shall retur
Through all the radio/TV/internet debates, the issue of First Nations did not come up with the exception of Pembina’s webinar in which I asked a question whether their parties would create First Nations opportunities in the clean energy sector.