Tag Archives: Chief William C. Seymour

Grace Islet’s Salvation Is In Sight

By Roy L Hales

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Grace Islet’s Salvation is in sight. Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource, announced the Province is partnering with local First Nations and the Nature Conservancy of Canada to preserve the First Nations burial site.  Though negotiations with the owner have not concluded, many are are celebrating a victory.

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Barry Slawsky Drops Grace Islet Suit

By Roy L Hales

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Barry Slawsky’s lawyer  filed a notice of discontinuance from his legal suit against the defenders of Grace Islet.  It is clear the brief occupation of the Islet cannot be dismissed as a simple case of trespass. First Nations leaders view this situation as blatant racism on the part of the BC Government, which has refused to protect one of their ancestral burial islets because Slawsky had a building permit.

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Grace Islet: First Nations Burial Grounds are Sacred

By Roy L Hales

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The British Columbia government has just decided that the Penelakut Tribe’s ancestral burial cairns on Grace Islet, on Salt Spring Island, can be desecrated.

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