Our Voices

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This Opinion Piece ran in the Vancouver Sun today September 11, 2014, the paper version, Section B page B7 but was not available electronically so I am reproducing it here. 

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

Jody Wilson-Raybould was acclaimed as the Federal Liberal Candidate in the Granville Riding on July 31, 2014.  Jody currently serves as the Regional Chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN).

As First Nations people we knew that the real reason behind the Canadian Taxpayers Association lobby to have First Nations audits made public was to use them against First Nations.

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.



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

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