The term for BC Regional Chief has ended and who will fill the next term is up for grabs in a three-way race between 3 highly competent indigenous women. The candidates are incumbent Jody Wilson-Raybould, Shana Manson and Margery McRae.
What is Shared Decision Making? (SDM) The term SDM based on any interpretation means decisions that are made through shared processes. It implies that both parties make the decision with equal power and no one has more authority than the other, just coming to a decision together.
Enbridge and their Gateway project is one of the most controversial subjects we have seen in a long time in this province. Its implications spread much further than BC, Alberta the sources of the oil, Canada, US and of course Asian markets.
In my opinion, the so called “leadership debate” on APTN was pretty ho-hum. No fire, no passion, no “OMG, did they really say that” moments. The “debate” was not a real debate, it was a question and answer period. I think this could have been a lot more interesting if the candidates were able to
There is so much going on in Indian country the past week that I really want to comment on some of the things that have been going on. Some weeks are like that, everything happens and your head just spins with all the information. I will keep the subjects to two for this week:
June 21st, a day set aside to celebrate the aboriginal peoples of this land. For many aboriginal people and their governments and organizations, this is a statutory holiday so their staff can participate in the many celebrations that go on around the province.
Much is being said these days to mark 30 years since the Constitution Act, 1982 was passed as law in this country. The Constitution Act 1982 contains the Charter of Rights and Freedom and much of the focus of discussions is based on the Charter.
Watching the news this morning and seeing the determined Musqueam and their supporters blocking off Arthur Laing Bridge during rush hour in the rain, I was filled with pride and the need to cheer "yes!" Go Musqueam, keep elevating the profile and action until you get results!