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Haida, Heiltsuk, and Nuu-chah-nulth Nations Unite in Opposition to Proposed Commercial Roe Herring Fisheries

April 3, 2014

February 7, 2014 – Leaders of the Council of Haida Nation, the Heiltsuk Tribal Council, and the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council have united to express their opposition to proposed commercial roe herring fisheries in their territories of Haida Gwaii, the central

“Unintentional injury hospitalizations and socio-economic status in areas with a high percentage of First Nations identity residents”

March 17, 2014

On February 19, 2014, Statistics Canada released the study “Unintentional injury hospitalizations and socio-economic status in areas with a high percentage of First Nations identity residents”in the publication Health Reports.

Genetically Modified Salmon Court Case Prompts Federal Government to Publish Vague Notice of Waiver for Toxicity Information

March 17, 2014

March 13, 2014: The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) and Living Oceans Society (LOS) spoke out today against the cloud of secrecy obscuring federal government approvals of genetically modified (GM) organisms in Canada – including what may be the world’s first GM food animal to hit supermarket shelves:

‘Reconciliation’ with First Nations, not the Charter of Rights & Freedoms, will define the Supreme Court in coming

March 17, 2014

After three decades of judicial effort largely focused on interpreting the Charter of Rights & Freedoms, the Supreme Court of Canada’s work in the coming years will focus ever more on aboriginal treaties and conflict between Canada and its First Nations, according to the Chief Justice.

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