Our Voices

The Our Voices section is a safe, inclusive and informative space to share ideas, opinions, and perspectives.

For more information on the Tsilhqot'in Decision and how it affects business you can read another piece I did for the Tyee.

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June 21, 2014, indigenous peoples day, also known as Aboriginal day.  This is a day to celebrate the indigenous peoples of Canada, who we are, our culture, our language, our rights and our contributions to what is now called Canada.

To my recollection, there has never been a more combative and disrespectful Minister of Aboriginal Affairs than Minister Bernard Valcourt.

Today is the day we set aside to honour and respect all the women who brought us life, mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers and women who treat us like their sons and daughters and we consider as a mother. We would not be here today if it was not for our mother’s.

 

 A controversy and political backlash has arisen over the contents of Bill C-33 the so called “First Nations Control over First Nations Education Act” since it was tabled in parliament on April 10, 2014.

Around the world, communities are building and operating their own technology development projects.

Many of Canada’s remote, rural and northern communities still lack access to robust, affordable broadband. Although people living in those regions rely on the technology for services like banking, health and education, doing so is challenging and expensive.

Greetings! I’m honoured to write a blog for the First Nations in British Columbia portal. Although I’m from a small island off the coast of B.C.

THE PANEL WAS PRETTY MUCH DEAF AND IGNORANT TO FIRST NATIONS RIGHTS AND TITLE.

“YOU MAY HAVE HEARD FIRST NATIONS, BUT YOU DIDN’T LISTEN AND UNDERSTAND”

December 5th was a star-studded night for Aboriginal Business in BC. The BC Achievement Foundation Annual Aboriginal Awards was held this year at the Bayshore Inn in Vancouver. 540 people attended to see 15 Awards going out in 7 categories.

On October 18th, the BC government tabled a Legislative Proposal on a new Water Sustainability Act. The public was given until today, November 15th, 2013 to make their comments before the new law will be tabled in the legislature in the Spring.

Who would have thought that the government of BC who was a strong leader over most jurisdictions in its clean energy policies, carbon tax, and reduction of greenhouse gas targets would have a proposed Integrated Resource Plan(IRP) that had no new opportunities for clean energy for the next 20 yea

The Value of Aboriginal Tourism Backgrounder

Why Aboriginal Tourism Continues to Grow in British Columbia?

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 controlling question in all situations is what is required to maintain the Honour of the Crown and to effect reconciliation between the Crown and the Aboriginal people with respect to the interests at stake".

(Haida: Supreme Court of Canada)

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