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Downtown East Side fills shoulder to shoulder in memory of the missing and murdered Indigenous Women, girls, and gender diverse people.

By Alexandra Mehl, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Tuesday, February 14th, marked the 32nd year that the streets of the Downtown Eastside flooded with remembrance of murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse peoples. Families from First Nations across Canada came to commemorate their missing and murdered loved ones. 

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Old-growth forests remain at ‘immediate risk’ despite B.C. government promises, report finds

By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

B.C.’s old-growth forests are still in jeopardy despite the province’s pledge to work with Indigenous nations to temporarily ban logging in specific areas, a new report by Stand.earth finds.

More than 55,000 hectares of B.C.’s proposed old-growth deferrals are still at “extreme risk” of being logged, Stand.earth’s spatial analysis revealed. Satellite imagery analysis shows some deferrals have already been destroyed or are in the process of being clear-cut.

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Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs hosted a Peace and Unity gathering. RCMP made arrests

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

This week Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs welcomed a delegation from across the country and beyond to the yintah (territory) for a Peace and Unity Summit. Through the four-day event, the chiefs brought together Indigenous leaders, politicians, conservation groups and others to uplift Indigenous sovereignty, share space and join in solidarity with the Hereditary Chiefs in their opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

“It’s really heartwarming to see all the people coming together in peace and unity across Canada to maintain the solidarity of the Wet’suwet’en,” Dinï ze’ (Hereditary Chief) Madeek told attendees at the event.

“You make history by being peaceful. By being here, being together, being united, knowing that we all have the same heart,” Dinï ze’ Na’Moks said.

Arrests weren’t part of the plan.

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Despite ‘embarrassing’ ‘soap opera’ playing out at the AFN, national chief finds support from the chiefs-in-assembly

By Sheri Narine, Windspeaker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

National Chief RoseAnne Archibald has received the support of chiefs-in-assembly and remains in her position as head of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN).

Chiefs spoke emphatically today, the first of the three-day AFN annual general assembly in Vancouver, admonishing the executive committee, which comprises the regional chiefs, for overstepping their boundaries and declaring Archibald’s suspension unilaterally June 17 for allegedly breaching confidentiality in respect to a workplace investigation against her.

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Union of BC Indian Chiefs joins First Nations opposition to ‘Freedom Convoy’

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is the latest First Nations group to speak against the so called truckers ‘Freedom Convey’ which pulled into Ottawa on January 29th.  

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