Our Voices

The Our Voices section is a safe, inclusive and informative space to share ideas, opinions, and perspectives.

As First Nations people we have an aboriginal right to water in the same way we have aboriginal title to land.
By 2030, climate change will indirectly cause nearly one million deaths a year and inflict $157 billion a year in damages, according to estimates presented at UN talks on Friday in Cancun.

 There is an intense, polarizing issue among Canada's Indigenous Leaders regarding the proposed First Nations Property Ownership Act (FNPOA).  FNPOA is being advocated by the First Nations Taxation Commission as an “Optional” piece of legisl

The issue of who is an Indian made its way through the House of Commons last week and is now before the Senate in the form of Bill C-3.

Last week I was on a reserve in Saskatchewan where internet is not easily available, so I was unable to enter last week’s entry.  It was a stark reminder to me about how many First Nations communities do not have access to the internet. It was good to see an announcement from the federal govern
The questions so many First Nations communities struggle with is “how do we get members out to attend our meetings and planning sessions? How can we get members interested so they will provide their input on issues?
Great news this second day of November! The Federal government did not grant the authorizations for Prosperity Mine. Minister Jim Prentice said he had to follow the recommendations of the Environmental Assessment Process!
This has been one interesting week in politics in BC. As many of us keep in touch with the issues that are facing First Nations in BC, the Prosperity Mine Project is getting a lot of press. The Tsilhqot’in National Government has been spearheading opposition to the project and the draining of F
I travelled to Fort St. John last week to attend an Energy Conference and First Nations Economic Development Planning Group. The Premier had been there talking about the major shale gas deposits and the opportunity it presents and Site C among other things.
This is the launch of my blog on the First Nations in BC web portal.  Much time and effort has gone into this web portal to try and bring as much information together in one place for all First Nations people within British Columbia and since it is on the web, for people everywhere.
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