Lawyer Douglas Eyford named Valcourt’s 'special representative'
By Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun
OTTAWA — The Harper government announced Monday sweeping policy changes aimed at reviving the B.C. treaty process and convincing more First Nations they should support major natural-resource initiatives in B.C.
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Western Canada First Nations representatives want government to address troubled relationship
By Martha Troian, CBC News
A traditional shaming ceremony held today on the steps of Parliament Hill is meant to challenge the federal government to renew its troubled relationship with First Nations, says a prominent West Coast artist.
Read more: Copper broken on Parliament Hill in First Nations shaming ceremony
by Carole Rooney - 100 Mile House Free Press
The Northern Secwepemc Cultural Society has added a new twist to its concept of a First Nations cultural centre at 108 Mile Ranch.
Read more: First Nations museum gets design tweak
Grassy Narrows First Nation Toronto to protect our Water for as long as the river's flow
by Krystalline Kraus. July 25, 2014
Grassy Narrows First Nation comes to Toronto on a mission to protect the Water.
Grassy Narrows First Nation (Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek) community members and Toronto-folk have always had a loving and supportive relationship between our two communities – despite the distance, hearts can still be heard calling out to one another.
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By Nicole Ireland, CBC News
A northwestern Ontario First Nation says a report commissioned five years ago affirms the community's position that it suffers ongoing effects from mercury poisoning, but the government never acted upon the findings.
Read more: First Nation says report shows 'government neglect' of mercury survivors
by The Canadian Press
An aboriginal group that lives in northern Alberta's oilsands region has withdrawn from a regulatory hearing into the proposed Grand Rapids crude pipeline, but the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation vowed to explore other ways to fight the $3-billion project.
Read more: First Nations group withdraws from oilsands hearing