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First Nations, and the governments of B.C. and Canada reached a major reconciliation milestone in the B.C. treaty process

VICTORIA – Five Vancouver Island First Nations, and the governments of B.C. and Canada reached a major reconciliation milestone in the B.C. treaty process with the signing of the Agreement-in-Principle.

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Workable solution is to empower First Nations to procure raw leaf tobacco legitimately

Aboriginal communities in Canada are passionate about their right to grow, use, and sell tobacco as a way of life and a means to their livelihood. No wonder then that

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Heiltsuk First Nation Resolves Fishery Dispute

The Assembly of First Nations congratulates the Heiltsuk First Nation for their successful stand to protect the herring stocks in their territory and commends the Heiltsuk for their commitment to

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BC Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Eyford Report

The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) welcomes the federal government’s Ministerial Special Representative Doug Eyford’s final report titled, A New Direction: Advancing Aboriginal and Treaty Rights (the Report). The

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Why First Nations bank IBC is reaching out to the oilpatch

Why First Nations bank IBC is reaching out to the oilpatch – Formed nearly three decades ago with $7 million in seed funding from the federal government, IBC has offered

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Saskatchewan is covered by historic treaties along with First Nations in the province.

Across the country, uncertainty surrounding disputed land claims remains a significant barrier to investment in the development of natural resources,… The mining industry contributes mightily to Canada’s economic prosperity, adding

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Half the fuel storage tanks that remote First Nations use to power their communities fell short of federal standards

Half the fuel storage tanks that remote First Nations use to power their communities fell short of federal standards meant to prevent leaks and spills, a new document shows. The

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Government Delivers Results for First Nation Students

Government Delivers Results for First Nation Students – The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, joinedwith the Chiefs of Bunibonibee Cree Nation, God’s Lake First Nation,

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First Nations homes will tap into the earth’s energy for heat with geothermal technology

Some 850 Peguis and Fisher River First Nations homes will tap into the earth’s energy for heat with geothermal technology under a new Manitoba Hydro plan. The homes on Peguis

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Ten years ago historic Leadership Accord was signed by the BC Assembly of First Nations

Ten years ago, on March 17, 2005, an historic Leadership Accord was signed by the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN), First Nations Summit (FNS) and Union of BC Indian

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Elders and others—are engaging in a multi-stage protest against logging in their territory.

Kenora — Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation—Youth groups, Band Councilors, Drum Groups, Elders and others—are engaging in a multi-stage protest against logging in their territory. People from Grassy Narrows

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Appeal deadline in controversial aboriginal medicine case extended

The Ontario government now has until April 2 to appeal a controversial court ruling that said the family of an 11-year-old First Nations girl with cancer has a constitutional right

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First Nations fight herring fisheries off the coast of British Columbia

HAIDA GWAII, B.C. – First Nations in British Columbia are fighting the reopening of commercial herring fisheries on their territories,

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First Nations and environmentalists expressing alarm over derailment of a CN Rail train

GOGAMA, Ont. – Another train derailment in northern Ontario has added new fuel to the ongoing debate over whether rail

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Blueberry River First Nations sues Province of BC for breach of Treaty 8

Blueberry River First Nations sues Province of BC for breach of Treaty 8 – Blueberry River First Nations has filed

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Capital market access vital for First Nations involvement in resources

Other recommendation include establishing technical information resources to enable First Nations governments and businesses to participate more fully in all

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Governments pay for study on how to ignite the Ring of Fire

TORONTO – Some of Canada’s most remote and impoverished First Nations communities isolated within northern Ontario’s so called Ring of

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All First Nations, Without Exception, Must Take Part in the Development of the North

All First Nations, Without Exception, Must Take Part in the Development of the North – “Up to the present, all

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BC First Nations Chiefs to Express Support for the Eagle Spirit Energy Oil Pipeline Project

BC First Nations Chiefs to Express Support for the Eagle Spirit Energy Oil Pipeline Project in Northern British Columbia Representing

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First Nations Financial Transparency Act: median salary for a chief is $60,000

The data includes salary and honorarium information for 647 chiefs, which is greater than the number of First Nations communities

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B.C. First Nations urge province not to cherry-pick from mine report advice

VANCOUVER – First Nations leaders are urging the B.C. government to adopt each of the seven recommendations laid out in

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First Nation says it has given up waiting for government and industry to address its concerns

VANCOUVER – A small First Nation says it has given up waiting for government and industry to address its concerns

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Moricetown Indian Band joins First Nations Limited Partnership

Moricetown Indian Band joins First Nations Limited Partnership – The First Nations Limited Partnership (FNLP) today announced that Moricetown Indian

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Three First Nations sign natural gas pipeline benefits agreements and support LNG development within their traditional lands

Three First Nations have signed natural gas pipeline benefits agreements with the province as they’ve decided to support LNG development

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First Nations leaders say the province’s approval of the $8.8-billion project last month means the time for talk is over

VICTORIA – The woman in charge of getting the massive Site C hydroelectric dam built in British Columbia’s northeast says

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RCMP renew call to find First Nations woman missing for more than 30 years Roxanne Elaine Fleming

RCMP renew call to find First Nations woman missing for more than 30 years – RCMP in Lillooet is renewing

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Federal museum doesn’t charge First Nations, Inuit or Métis admission, provided they show ID

Federal museum doesn’t charge First Nations, Inuit or Métis admission, provided they show ID The new federal museum doesn’t charge

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Ahki Job Portal focuses on Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, Metis, Newcomer And Canadian Jobs.

Ahki Job Portal focuses on Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, Metis, Newcomer And Canadian Jobs OTTAWA, Canada — Employers Post

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Water is still a major issue on many First Nations across Canada

Water is still a major issue on many First Nations across Canada, but should Manitoba bands be overly concerned? Just

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First Nations receive funds from Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust

WHITEHORSE — The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund awarded program funding to both Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) and Carcross/Tagish First Nation (CTFN) to fund projects that

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