A series of articles with building expertise in focus - PDFs
Frank Busch Book Review"...The strong narrative voice of Painted Turtle Man peels the layers of society off in small but explosive revelations.
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - Mar. 15, 2018 - The Ts^ilhqot’in National Government (TNG) applauds BC Hydro for their recent plan to pursue power purchase agreement negotiations with the Ts^ilhqot’in Solar Farm (TSF). Located within the Ts^ilhqot’in territory, once completed, the TSF will be the first large-scale solar power plant owned and operated by a First Nation in western Canada.
T'Sou-ke Nation is a community on the south-west corner of Vancouver Island, busy not only culturally but economically, since they achieved construction of the largest solar array in B.C.. Linda Bristol is an Elder, Arts Manager, and Cultural Advisor who was engaged from the beginning of a Comprehensive Community Planning process that began in the last decade. Out of this community engagement came the powering of the community with solar renewable energy.
Quaaout Lodge and Spa has been established for over 25 years on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake. The 70-room facility has grown from inception to include spa and conference halls, not to mention an 18-hole golf course ranked in the top 10 in B.C., and cultural awareness features such as a re-created kekuli on the property beside the lake, and pictography in the facility's walks and walls that recall the ancient connection of the Little Shuswap Indian Band with their traditional territory in the Secwepemc Nation. READ IT HERE
QUESNEL, BC - Jan.11, 2019- The Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) and Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance (SDNA) signed a Letter of Understanding (LOU), outlining a unifying approach to working together on shared territorial discussions. Building from the May 2017 Memorandum of Understanding, the TNG and SDNA drafted the Letter of Understanding to outline the next steps of strengthening relations between nations, including the importance of supporting each Nation’s title claims and developing protocols for shared decision-making and management in shared areas.
On December 10, 2018, the Nations’ Chiefs came together to discuss mechanisms for addressing the shared historical and familial ties between each respective community and nation. The work ahead will continue in 2019 with engagements between neighbouring communities.
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“CIBC is pleased to congratulate KingFisher Boats on being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, recognizing its excellence in leadership, business performance and innovation,” said Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking.
CSA Standards (version française -) First Nations building officials know better than anyone the challenges facing their communities when it comes to improving the quality of housing and infrastructure. They need the best tools available to tackle these challenges, at an affordable cost. Gaining access to CSA standards (https://www.csagroup.org/) included in the National Building Code (NBC), covering everything from insulation to plumbing to accessibility, and from cladding to heating and ventilation systems, for the cost of a FNNBOA membership ($150), will save building inspectors, band councils and community construction officials thousands of dollars.
Reprinted with permission