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Construction underway at Tse’K’wa heritage site

By Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Development and preservation of the Tse’K’wa national historic cave site at Charlie Lake is continuing to grow with the installation of new interpretive signage and more.

Tse’K’wa Heritage Society Executive Director Alyssa Currie says she’s excited to share the signage and is aiming to reopen to the public sometime in June. The signs will act as a self-guided tour for patrons.

“Each sign encapsulates a different Dunne-za teaching, as well as an archaeological artifact found at the site. So, it gives our visitors a chance to walk the landscape that has been occupied by the ancestors of the Dunne-za and to hear about the significance of that landscape from their perspective,” said Currie.

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Tse’K’wa cave field school underway

By Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new dig at the Tse’K’wa cave in Charlie Lake continues this month, with University of Northern B.C. students and community members from local First Nations already discovering flakes of stone tools through their field school.

It’s the first time in over 30 years that any archaeological research has been conducted at the historic site, picking up where Simon Fraser University professor and bone expert Dr. Jon Driver left off in the 1990s at the beginning of his career.  

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New archaeological dig planned at Charlie Lake cave site

By Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

An ancient cave site at Charlie Lake will go under the shovel for the first time in more than 30 years this spring. 

The Tse’K’wa Heritage Society will host an archaeology field school at the national historic site from May 2 to June 10.

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B.C. pays Blueberry River First Nations $65 million as 195 projects approved before court victory proceed

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Blueberry River First Nations signed an agreement with British Columbia Thursday, outlining first steps toward healing  the land and restoring the nations’ ability to exercise its Treaty 8  Rights, which the province breached by permitting and encouraging  industrial development on a vast scale, according to a B.C. Supreme Court ruling in June.

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Feds Neglected Determining Whether Site C Violates Treaty 8

By Roy L Hales

One would have thought democratic governments have a duty to look after the interests of all their citizens, even First Nations. Canada’s current Prime Minister initially promised the indigenous population a new deal. Justin Trudeau is quick to offer bail outs to oil corporations like Kinder Morgan, but the Feds neglected determining whether Site C violates Treaty 8.

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