Robert Walker is the Chief Operating Officer of AgriMarine Holdings, operators of a Canadian-based aquaculture company that specializes in fish farming and in developing sustainable technologies for commercial aquaculture applications. The Company operates its farming division through West Coast Fishculture (Lois Lake) Ltd., and its technology division through AgriMarine Technologies Inc.. AgriMarine’s technology subsidiary, AgriMarine Technologies Inc. (ATI) is a leading innovator of aquaculture systems, dedicated to the development of sustainable technology systems and solutions for commercial applications around the world. READ IT HERE
Daily foreign exchange trading volume is $4 trillion. Forex, aka Foreign Exchange, helps determine the value of currency. Value is set by buyers and sellers in the 24 hour market exchange of currencies. Forex is conducted around the clock by many different participants, hedge funds, multi-national corporations, commercial banks. In the beginning of the new millenium PC technology opened the floor to everybody. It takes study be successful in forex trading. READ IT HERE
Frank Busch Book Review"...The strong narrative voice of Painted Turtle Man peels the layers of society off in small but explosive revelations.
Meetings are being held throughout many Secwepemc Nation communities to discuss the Kinder Morgan pipeline, which courses directly across their unceded, unsurrendered territory, "Our greatest concern is that the pipeline will travel all along the North Thompson River Valley
Before the birth of 'Industrial Nations' in the late 1800s, before the end of the Mercantile Trade and Barter economy as happened in the mid 1800s, before Napoleon freed European Jews from the ghettos of Europe in 1802, the people of the North West Coast conducted an thriving economy complete with complex international trade protocols and records. READ IT HERE
To find a unique cultural experience at the centre of the Secwepemc Nation in the centre of B.C., go directly to Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Little Shuswap Lake, near Chase, B.C., and ask at the front desk for the cultural coordinator's office. Then prepare for an illuminating afternoon. Frank Antoine and Tanner Francois run a vigorous culture program at the Quaaout Lodge & Spa. They offer a variety of cultural outings with different levels of teaching and exploring. This spring Tanner supervised the building of a dugout canoe with participation of school children and youth from the area. The Little Shuswap Indian Band supplied a cottonwood log and experienced carver who went to work with Tanner and company to produce a dugout that will be tested on the lakes and rivers this summer. READ IT HERE
Lincoln Heaney is the Indigenous Relations Advisor for Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) in the Duncan location, meanwhile WCMRC operates out of three bases on the west coast, the main one in Burnaby, one in Duncan, and one in Prince Rupert, B.C.. "Equipment depends on the base, but includes booms, skimming equipment, sorbent pads, boats on trailers, and on Vancouver Island our larger vessels are moored in Victoria and Nanaimo," says Heaney. READ IT HERE
Ottawa, ON – On the anniversary of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Dec. 15, 2016, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal cabinet ministers to establish an approach for First Nations and the federal government to work together to advance reconciliation and implement the TRC’s Calls to Action that fall under federal responsibility, including implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. READ IT HERE
When I first came across this art, an original signed by Ken Edwards, I yearned to hold it, to in some way discover a tale surrounding its two star-crossed lovers sharing warmth as they looked beyond into the bright light of the moon. The moon lighting the teepees . . . were they lovers at all? Perhaps they were just siblings or family sharing a blanket. READ IT HERE
Communication with Family Members is Essential in National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
TORONTO, ON - Jan. 19, 2017 - This morning Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, National Chief Perry Bellegarde, and MP Charlie Angus called upon the federal government to immediately address the ongoing suicide crisis that has claimed the lives of two 12-year-old girls from Wapekeka First Nation in northwestern Ontario. “On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, and as the chair of the AFN national Chiefs Committee on Health, I fully support this latest call for action,” said Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day. READ IT HERE
Nation fighting company’s efforts to revive twice-rejected mine
Hon. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced funding from Ottawa for Fish Safe BC to support an education and awareness initiative in January of 2016, that promotes safe boating practices on board small commercial fishing vessels across the country. Fish Safe BC is receiving up to $900,000 over three years to expand a successful safety education program based in B.C., the "Safest Catch" program. This program uses fishermen to train other fishermen about relevant regulatory requirements and how to make safety an integral part of their commercial fishing business. READ IT HERE
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) form a central part of the
Rick La Violette is a life-long logger and this is no mean feat because, along with being a self-motivated licensed contractor, when you are a logger, you are often equally a survivor. It is one of the most dangerous occupations known to man, outside of, say, fightin' the terrorists. La Violette started dreaming of building a First Nation logging outfit when he was a young man working around Burns Lake, B.C.. READ IT HERE
TORONTO, ON – March 22 was World Water Day. Since 1993, the United Nations has made this a day of to bring awareness to issues related to the future of water around the globe. Ontario alone has over one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. “Water Day reminds us that water is life,” said Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day, Mar. 21, 2017, “First Nations have never given up our rights to water. It is our sacred duty to preserve and protect our water sources, so our children and future generations will continue to experience that gift.” READ IT HERE
TORONTO, ON - Apr. 7, 2017 - “First Nation citizens in Ontario – indeed across the country – are victimized on a daily basis by police forces who either have some members that are overtly racist or, for the most part, have not been educated on the colonial legacy that continues to negatively impact far too many of our Peoples,” said Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day. “We welcome the findings and recommendation of Justice Tulloch in his report. Transparency and accountability in the police service are vital to ensuring trust and feeling safe in our communities. Key to building that trust with the First Nation community is investing in developing greater social and cultural competency, as recommended in the report,” said Regional Chief Day. “Cultural competency is not a one-time training session, it's community driven with local partners and constantly evolving. We hope Minister Naqvi will give serious consideration to the report’s findings and act diligently to implement the recommendations, with meaningful participation of Ontario’s First Nations.”
I war a good looking guy in my youf, woman were aw over me, I`ad more bitches around me than the bleedin judge at crufts. Id blame god but i'm no ping pong believer in the bloke that got my father's lover up the duff. The bloody gaia 'ypothesis, knahn as gaia theory is not a truth its a fackt. It proposes that organisms interact wif their inorganic surroundings on earf ter form a self-regulatin'-- Yeah ang on a min sunshine im talkin complex system that contributes ter maintainin -- Are y listenin? -- the conditions for Porridge life on the planet. If y ask me that makes more sense. I 'ave nah idea wot i'm talking abaht but I fink its nickle and dime ter go to the pub and get a stiff one or at least a pint. READ IT HERE
impact. "Our sustainability report this year is centered on five concrete focus areas which are aligned with the SDGs, and through our reporting we present Cermaq’s approach to contribute to the realization of the SDGs, says Wenche Grønbrekk, head of Sustainability and Risk in Cermaq Group. READ IT HERE
The guests couldn't get enough of the delicious salmon creations by Vancouver Island University student chefs at the competition in Vancouver March 22. For the first time in its 18-year history, the Healthy Chef Competition[http://www.bcproducebc.ca/] welcomed a team from Vancouver Island to compete against nine other teams from the Metro Vancouver area on March 22, 2017. This annual competition – presented by the BC Produce Marketing Association and the BC Chefs Association – was a fun evening of gourmet dining.
T'Sou-ke First Nation is a busy community on the south-west corner of Vancouver Island culturally and economically, and they are well known for what they achieved in construction of the largest solar array in B.C., which came about after a process of visioning within the community. One of the options was solar energy which caught the imagination of the people creating the vision. From there it evolved to where they are today. READ IT HERE
I came upon this fellow Beau Dick in a place where people are steeped in stories of soul travel and soul capture, and witchcraft, and that is the old way, they say, which just so happens to be kind of preserved one ferry ride beyond 'the last outpost.' At times in my mind "it's the only way" and even with all that goodness to draw upon, most have a yoke of modern beliefs around their neck, so they eschew their own medicine.
Beau Dick, Canadian artist of the Northwest Pacific Coast tradition, was a leading proponent of the collective experience of builders and artisans cooperating on big projects, a shared burden strongly reflecting the traditional way of life in the Indigenous communities of the Northwest Pacific Coast. “The time-line in the experience is all shared,” he explained, about working on cultural projects. Beau was a man with strong connections to the coastal past, born in 1955 and raised in Kingcome Inlet, B.C. (an inlet flowing deep into the mainland coast) there to grow up with a lot of culturally-grounded individuals.
Beau lived his first 10 years surrounded by extended family including Elders, uncles and aunts, and others who maintained the society of Big House Potlatch culture rooted in history. They lived in personal contact with pristine surroundings of Kingcome Inlet, sustained by hard work and thriving culture in manufacturing various forms of arts and crafts. His early years were spent fully immersed in Kwakwala, the language of the nation. Beau sat amongst carvers, father, grandfather, and uncles, and listened to histories, legends, laws, jurisdiction, in Kwakwala, and learned the way things came to pass and what is to come. Beau was vigilant about maintaining and passing along that knowledge for the rest of his life.
Dugout Canoe demonstration project at Quaaout Lodge & Spa
Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territory): January 30, 2017: The Tsilhqot’in Nation is in Federal Court in Vancouver this week to oppose an attempt by Taseko Mines Limited (TSX:TKO) (TML) to overturn the scathing 2014 federal rejection of TML’s proposed New Prosperity Mine. In 2010 TML’s initially proposed Prosperity Mine was also rejected. TML’s proposal is for an open pit copper-gold mine where Tsilhqot’in have proven Aboriginal Rights and very near the Tsilhqot’in Declared Title Lands.
Family members and the AFN have continually made strong, clear calls for action and justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and their families. National Chief Bellegarde expressed concerns in an open letter last October . . READ IT HERE
The economy in the Northwest Pacific of B.C. is transitional with many possible activities that could change the city into the port of "now." This port of the future has been in its history envisioned to have world-class facilities and urban infrastructure in the area of Prince Rupert (on Kaien Island). READ IT HERE
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
First Nation Economic Development is the Pathway to Progress for All Canadians
Stephanie Miller has been Manager of the YouthBuild program at Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) for the past year. She says the program intake for the fall of 2016, "went on for the previous few months. Classes began September 8 and run until mid June. YouthBuild enrolls 40 students, 20 in Level 1 Carpentry, and 20 in the Exploration to Trades," that provides hands on exposure to various building trades. READ IT HERE
framework for Cermaq’s annual sustainability report for 2016.
GROWING THE BUILDING TRADES IN MANITOBA'S INDIGENOUS YOUTH
All Images Courtesy BCSFA
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were integrated into Cermaq’s strategy in 2016, and form a central part of the framework for Cermaq’s annual sustainability report. From this year forward, the company’s performance on five focus areas are reported, where each area is linked to a specific SDG that Cermaq can significantly
TORONTO, ON - Apr. 13, 2017 - Ontario Regional Chief Isadore says that First Nations must have the opportunity to consult and participate fully from the new cannabis legislation announced today. “First Nations leadership will focus on the priorities of this new legislation as it pertains to
On Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2 in Delta, members of the Vancouver Island Marine Debris Working Group including Ocean Legacy Foundation unloaded all the plastic and marine debris collected from Vancouver Island beaches during a recent clean-up campaign. READ IT HERE
the jurisdiction within the health, social, justice and economy sectors of our communities and how it will impact our families. The health and social well being must be the first priority for us,” said Ontario Regional Chief Day. READ IT HERE
CAMPBELL RIVER, BC – The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is inviting members of the public to join one of its popular tours being offered during the spring/summer of 2017. This year’s public tour offerings will include dates in June, July and August. Tour participants will have the opportunity to visit a farm and learn more about how our vibrant industry works, all the while enjoying a boat ride across the Johnstone Strait – taking in the beautiful scenery and the chance to see marine wildlife. In celebrating Seafood Month in June, the BCSFA will be hosting two tours as part of the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival – June 15th and 17th – along with one final tour on June 29th. In addition, BCSFA will run three other tours this summer – July 13th, July 20th and August 16th. All scheduled tours depart from Campbell River at 8:30 a.m. and last about six hours. READ IT HERE
May 23, 2017 - Ottawa, ON – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the many families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls who have expressed their growing frustration with the National Inquiry.
Clean fresh air is one of the most important components of physical health. In Canada, where much of the population spends the bulk of its time indoors, indoor air quality is critical to public health. If you can smell a musty odour in the house then there is probably mould, and there are many varieties of mould that you do not want to live with. If you see mould in your home then you have a serious health problem. READ IT HERE