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.
Captain Lesley Head
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Sep 30, 2018
OTTAWA - Dec. 7, 2018 - We are deeply pained to uncover the truths about the Forced Sterilization of Indigenous Women. The women who have come forward with their stories of coerced sterilization and scare tactics leading to sterilization are working with lawyer Alisa Lombard of Maurice Law Barristers. It is painful to learn the health outcomes of Indigenous women who have experienced forced or coerced sterilization. This is a priority issue for the Assembly of First Nation Women’s Council.
Collectively, the Indigenous women have come forward to launch a Class-Action Lawsuit in Saskatchewan. Each woman is requesting $7 million in damages.
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
“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.
Canada’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers approve legislative development
TORONTO - Dec. 10, 2018 - On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald extends her deepest condolences to the family of Braiden Jacob and the community of Webequie First Nation.
“I am saddened to see another body of our youth found in Thunder Bay, Ontario. I am sending my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Braiden Jacob during this time and to Chief Wabasse, his Council and the community of Webequie. There is no reason for this individual to have lost his life after travelling to Thunder Bay to attend counselling services for trauma and grief. Clearly, our funding partners must continue the ongoing work of increasing essential mental health services directly in First Nation communities.” said Ontario Regional Chief Archibald.
“While we do not know the full details of Braiden’s disappearance, we do know the loss of life and the lost potential of young people, like Braiden, is an ongoing tragedy must be addressed with real on the ground solutions in Thunder Bay. I ask our allies to work with us and stand with us as we take further steps to keep our youth safe. Like all families, we want our children to be safe and treated with dignity by everyone.”
A vigil took place for the family of the Braiden Jacob at the Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay on December 8th, 2018 at 7pm. We are sending our hearts and prayers to the family of Braiden and the community during this difficult time.
Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald
The Chiefs of Ontario is a political forum and a secretariat for collective decision making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nation communities located within the boundaries of the province of Ontario, Canada. Follow Chiefs of Ontario Twitter @ChiefsOfOntario.
OTTAWA, ON - Following last week's Fall Fiscal Update released Nov. 21, 2018 by federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says commitments and investments in First Nations priorities show progress, but much more needs to be done to build stronger First Nations for a stronger Canada. READ IT HERE
Ontario Region Reports on the Forced Sterilization of Indigenous Women