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With all the talk of cutbacks in the “new” BC budget, I thought I would take a closer look at the Budget Estimates and Service Plan for the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation and see how First Nations would be affected.

Note: I started doing an analysis of Bill S-212 a few months ago. It is very lengthy and it took me quite a while. Then I noticed that the senate had taken it off the order paper and was not proceeding with it so I didn’t post my analysis.

I sat through three days of the court hearings on the Hupacasath (HFN) challenge to the Canada China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with great interest.  I could not help but think that Canada’s arguments and assurances to the court were incredibly paternalistic and

We are now one week post the BC Election where most everyone expected a NDP government and whole new regime to operate in. The result was surprising to most and very unexpected to say the least.

For those of you who didn't have the time to read my 5 blogs on the BC Election, I have done a quick chart comparing the 7 issues that I mentioned in my first blog and other items of note.

The Green Party has become a going concern in BC and has attracted many quality candidates like Andrew Weaver and has a reputable First Nations Candidate Adam Olsen in the Saanich North and the Islands riding.

NDP have good Principles for First Nations, but what will the action be?

I wanted to take a look at what the political parties are saying about indigenous peoples in BC. I thought I would start with the BC Liberals.

 BC is now officially in campaign mode. Who will be the next Premier and lead this province for the next 4 years? NDP has been ahead in the polls, political pundits like Vaughn Palmer says that it is not in the bag yet.

 

What a crazy few months its been for Aboriginal People! 

 

What a crazy few months its been for Aboriginal People! 

My Daughter Alana Sayers wrote this poem.  It really touched me when I read it and I asked her if I could put it on my blog for International Women's day:  

WHY ISN'T 600 ENOUGH FOR YOU?

International Women’s day is a day to honour women around this world.

Yesterday, I was preparing to go the Victoria, IdleNoMore Rally and March being put on by the Native Student Union of UVIC and the First Nations Student Assocation of Camosun College when these words came to me and I quickly typed them into my Iphone and wanted to share them here...

We are living in turbulent times and #IdleNoMore is a large part of that!

“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser” - Socrates

 

 Dear PM Harper:

Today is the last day of 2012, a day to wrap up old business and so on January 1st, a new year can commence without the baggage of the last.

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