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4 years 6 months
2011 /
Here is the full decision from the Supreme Court. See attachment for full details.
4 years 6 months
2010 /
This paper is intended to help guide the development of policies that allow Traditional Knowledge to used for the benefit of <First Nations>, but will empower the <First Nation> to assert its ownership of, and management responsibility for, Traditional Knowledge.This draft was developed in the context of land planning.
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E. The Applicant acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples are entitled to the recognition of the full ownership, control and protection of their intellectual property. The Parties further acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have the right to special measures to control, develop and protect their sciences, technologies and cultural manifestations, including human and other genetic resources, seeds,...
4 years 6 months
2010 /
The heart of this book is a set of seven fundamental truths that for thousands of years have guided Coastal First Nations. Frank Brown and Y. Kathy Brown assembled these truths through interviews with and advice from elders from three different Coastal First Nations: Pauline Waterfall (Hilistis), from Heiltsuk, Gloria Cranmer-Webster (Wikalalisame’ga), from Namgis of the Kwakwaka’wakw, and Barb...
Author(s): . Frank Brown and Y. Kathy Brown
4 years 6 months
2010 /
The First Peoples' Council launched a report today that reveals the troubling state of B.C.'s First Nations languages.The report finds that:fluent First Nations language speakers make up a small and shrinking minority of the B.C. First Nations population8 languages are severely endangered and 22 are nearly extinctmost fluent speakers are over 65the majority of classroom teaching is insufficient...
4 years 6 months
2011 /
Cease Wyss, our "Indigenous Plant Diva", is a hip, urban Aboriginal single mother, video artist and community leader. She shares her traditional knowledge of plants that can be found throughout the streets and everyday spaces of Vancouver, reminding us that the medicines are all around us in our urbanized environments. Whether it's the secret curl of a fiddlehead, the gentleness of comfrey, or...
4 years 6 months
2011 /
The SENĆOŦEN app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos.
4 years 6 months
2011 /
WHY REPORT ON THE STATUS OF B.C.FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGES? British Columbia is home to 60% of the First Nations languages in Canada with 32 distinct languages. This diverse wealth of languages is at risk, however, and every First Nations language in B.C. is in danger of being lost. This report provides concrete measures to record the status of First Nations languages in B.C. with the hope of...
4 years 6 months
2010 /
First Nations communities across Canada have consistently expressed their commitment to maintaining and revitalizing their languages, and widespread efforts are underway to reach that goal. First Nations generally are striving to preserve the language base that exists by recording the invaluable language and cultural knowledge of First Nations Elders. At the same time, First Nations are working...
4 years 6 months
2010 /
An educational strategy is a crucial component of an overall Native land restoration movement. Implementing that strategy demands attention to a particular Native community’s social reality. That reality of course is a Native individual's or his or her community's forced separation from the land by white society; the result thereof having an adverse spiritual, cultural, social, political, and...

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