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B.C. First Nation in federal court in bid to halt fish farm restocking

VICTORIA -A First Nation is asking the Federal Court to prevent the restocking of an open-net salmon farm in its traditional territories off northern Vancouver Island. The Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay says prior to any fish transfer to an open-net pen at nearby Swanson Island, the Atlantic salmon ...

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Transport Canada to launch First Nations vessel traffic monitoring program 

VANCOUVER- Transport Minister Marc Garneau says efforts to protect Canada’s coastlines from vessel spills includes an “unprecedented level of collaboration” with Indigenous communities. Garneau announced a pilot project under the $1.5-billion ocean protection plan to help Indigenous communities monitor vessel traffic while speaking to the Chamber of Shipping in Vancouver ...

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National Geographic acknowledges past racist coverage

By Jesse J. Holland THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON- National Geographic acknowledged on Monday that it covered the world through a racist lens for generations, with its magazine portrayals of bare-breasted women and naive brown-skinned tribesmen as savage, unsophisticated and unintelligent. “We had to own our story to move beyond it,” ...

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Nova Scotia premier says he doesn’t know if band part of surf clam licence

Updated Friday March 9 2018 2:30 p.m. By Michael MacDonald THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX-Premier Stephen McNeil says he doesn’t know whether a Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq band is part of a group awarded a lucrative surf clam fishing licence by Ottawa ,but says the licence shouldn’t be awarded if there isn’t ...

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Toquaht First Nation building $1.35 million dollar marina

TOQUAHT FIRST NATION BC-A B.C. First Nation is building a $1.35 million, 40-slip marina at “Secret Beach,” an access point for paddlers heading to the Broken Group Islands within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. A major funding announcement was made on Thursday (March 8, 2018). The Toquaht First Nation ...

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Anishinabek Nation signs gasoline and tobacco Agreement-in-Principle with Ontario

News Release: TORONTO, ON (March 8, 2018)—The Anishinabek Nation and the Ontario government signed a non-binding Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) that will establish a commitment to explore further discussions and frameworks in regards to gasoline and tobacco regulation and revenue-sharing. “In signing this Agreement-in-Principle, it simply means that we will continue to ...

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Las Vegas Sands to sell Pennsylvania casino for $1.3 billion to Poarch Band of Creek Indians

By Michael Rubinkam THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Las Vegas Sands Corp. is selling its Pennsylvania casino to an American Indian tribe from Alabama for $1.3 billion, the company announced Thursday. Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem opened in 2009 on the site of Bethlehem Steel’s former headquarters plant, transforming what was then the ...

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First Nation gets land transferred as part of resort deal in British Columbia

VALEMOUNT, B.C.- Crown land has been transferred to the Simpcw First Nation as part of a deal related to the development of the Valemount Glacier Resort northeast of Kamloops, B.C. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson says the transfer of 185 hectares of land is an opportunity for the Simpcw to participate ...

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