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Policy changes aimed at reviving B.C. treaty process, gaining support for natural-resource projects: Aboriginal Affairs

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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First Nation group expresses concern over commercial salmon fishery opening before conservation levels met

By Emma Crawford Hampel

biv.com

The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations has expressed its concern over the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada’s opening of a commercial sockeye fishery before agreed-upon salmon count levels have been met.

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Copper broken on Parliament Hill in First Nations shaming ceremony

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.

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Grassy Narrows First Nation Toronto to protect our Water

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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Whatever Trevor

Dis is Trevor.

Blast from the past: FP archive

When is Consultation, Consultation?

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Ovide Mercredi

National Chief – AFN

During a Treaty Roundtable meeting of the Alberta Chiefs, I took note of a federal government document outlining their strategy to define and ultimately impose their own form of self-government. Read more...

Letting go of residential schools

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by Gilbert Oskaboose, Nov 1993 First Perspective

There is a lot of "unfinished business" in Indian Country. Garbage that we as a people have never really dealt with. Chief among them is the whole issue of those infamous residential schools and their impact on people. Read more...

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Thanks to Althea Guiboche for allowing The First Perspective to share her video taken at the Manitowapow book launch at McNally Robinson. 

Percey sings Freddy Fender's "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" and people join in to harmonize. 

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