Wild for Salmon: Homalco and Tla’amin Nations appeal decision that would sideline them from fish farms challenge

By RAVEN / September 23, 2021 /

When four salmon farm companies filed a legal challenge to Canada’s decision to phase out open-net salmon farms in the Discovery Islands, Homalco and Tla’amin Nations stepped up. The Nations, known together as Sister Nations, applied to join the proceedings: with all five species of Pacific salmon in serious decline in their territories, Homalco and…

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Blaze a trail to the Supreme Court with Beaver Lake Cree Nation.

By RAVEN / September 15, 2021 /

Once upon a time, a band of visionaries joined forces to ride the rails across Canada. Comprising Indigenous chiefs, lawyers, activists and artists, the group made the cross-country train journey to protest the lack of recognition of Aboriginal rights in the repatriation of the Canadian constitution. The Constitution Express became an international sensation, forcing the…

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Meet the Nations: Tsleil-Waututh

By RAVEN / January 25, 2017 /

Tsleil-Waututh are the “People of the Inlet” – our territory includes Burrard Inlet. We are a distinct Coast Salish nation, sharing customs and interests with other First Nations around the Salish Sea. The Tsleil-Waututh people have been stewards of their territory since before contact. Our ancestors maintained villages in eastern Burrard Inlet, defended the area,…

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Meet the Nations: Coldwater Indian Band

By RAVEN / January 17, 2017 /

Coldwater First Nation are Interior Salish people who belong to the Nlaka’pamux Nation. They are connected to other Nlaka’pamux communities through shared values, language and ancestry. Locally, Coldwater  people are known as C’eletkwmx, and their regional affiliation is with the Scw’exmx, the “People of the Creeks.” Coldwater was among the first Nations to sign on with Pull Together.…

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