Weekly News Roundup (Aug 5 – 11): News you may have missed this week
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Nick Avis is on the adventure of a lifetime, and along the way, he’s raising money for a cause he describes as a moral duty. He is raising money for RAVEN! Read more from Times Advance here.
New Brunswick Province it’s prioritized changing derogatory place names, but has budgeted less than $8,000 for it. Read more from CBC here.
A Guatemala-based forensic anthropology organization is extending its hand to Indigenous Peoples in Canada looking to potentially recover remains of children on the grounds of former residential schools. Read more from Toronto Star here.
The contractor building the Site C hydro dam in northeast B.C.’s was fined $1.1 million this week after pleading guilty to discharging more than three million litres of contaminated wastewater into the fish-bearing Peace River. Read more from The Narwhal here.
Government approved $300,000 in extra funding but chief says that’s not enough. Read more from CBC Indigenous here.
Finance Minister sent letter addressing opportunity to Indigenous groups last week. Read more from CBC here.
A B.C. Supreme Court judge made an error when she convicted an Elder after he held a pipe ceremony outside of a Trans Mountain terminal, according to a ruling from the province’s highest court. Read more from Indiginews here.
After a three-year hiatus, Tribal Canoe Journeys brought thousands of Indigenous people from across the Pacific Northwest and beyond to the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe for a week of celebration and culture. Read more from Indiginews here.
COASTAL FIRST NATIONS
A summer youth program, run out of Kitasoo Xai’Xais First Nation territory, incorporates land-based education, cultural knowledge and professional skill development. Read more from Coastal First Nations here.