As on the provincial front, federal issues continued to plague First Nation/governmental relations in 2014. 2015 promises to be no better unless Harper and his Conservative government are voted out or there is a drastic change in how the Federal government works with Firs
We hear from the BC government that many benefits will flow to the First Nations during the construction and operation of the Site C Dam. They use these benefits as a way of rationalizing destroying large tracts of First Nations territories, their rights and important sites.
The long awaited September 11th meeting between the Chiefs of BC and BC Government happened without much of a breakthrough or much a splash in the media for that matter. Considering the fact that the entire province and its resources are in question this is quite astonish
On Thursday, September 11, 2014, all eyes will be on Vancouver and the meeting of the Chiefs of BC and the Cabinet of the BC Government while they try and determine matters and methods to deal with aboriginal title following the Tsilhqot’in case at the Supreme Court of Can
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.
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.