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Oh, what a night!

Note:  This Article ran in The Tyee on June 29th, 2017  https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/06/29/We-Are-All-Here-to-Stay/

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.

5 days before the election in BC.  Will there be a new Premier at the helm?  After 16 years of the Liberals in power we certainly need a new direction, a new Premier, one who will truly care about the people and the richness of the lands and waters we have.

Picture in your mind your most special place on earth you love to go to for reflection, relaxation and to soak in the power of the earth, water and sky.  Your place.

BC’s 2017 speech from the Throne was shorter than usual with little in it for First Nations.  Coming into an election in May of this year you would think this speech would be stellar and full of important commitments

Note to Reader: I made this presentation on February 9th 2017 at a forum that was hosted by UVIC, Amnesty International, Sierra Club BC, Council of Canadian, Kairos BC. It was a 20 minute presentation so this article is a bit long.

Introduction

 K is for Killing the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion (TMX) project

I is for Indigenous people who have not given their consent to TMX

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