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Open Letter: UBCIC calls for the immediate cessation of the expropriation of lands for the doomed Site C Dam

Dear Ms. McDonald: The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) calls for an immediate halt to the forced evictions of the Boon and Meek/Jardine families on Treaty 8 territory and to suspend any new...

Open Letter: 2017 BC Election - British Columbians have spoken

Dear Premier Christy Clark, John Horgan and Andrew Weaver: From April 28th to May 9th nearly two million British Columbians took to the polls to give expression to their deep concerns...

The Pipeline Project picks up five Jessie Award nominations

"The Pipeline Project," a play based on the complex debate around the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal, has picked up five Jessie Award nominations, which celebrate professional excellence...

Tsleil-Waututh Nation launch "selfie billboard” highlighting pipeline expansion issues in B.C. election

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) Sacred Trust Initiative launched an unusual and eye-catching project to spread the word to British Columbian  voters on how to use the B.C. election to halt this...

Gitxsan leaders join BC First Nations to vote for Anyone But Clark (ABC)

Two Gitxsan house groups, Gwininitxw and Luutkudziiwus urge voting that will empower First Nations, support communities, environment, and economic well-being.

Indigenomics: Raising our understanding, raising our relationships

An interview with recently appointed Senior Advisor to the Federal Finance Minister, Carol Anne Hilton.

Non-profit questions when helping an animal is a crime

Wanting to help an animal, be it a beaver or a family pet, injured by a trap is a natural reaction to most people in British Columbia. But the line between when that’s a crime and when it’s...

No "undo button" for loss of wild animals

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Conservation campaign aims to save BC’s grizzly bears, one bite at a time

As the grizzly trophy hunt opens this weekend across B.C., Raincoast Conservation Society and Denman Island Chocolate will be launching a “Grizzly Bar” to help raise funds to protect bears in B.C.’s...
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