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Moose Hide Day proclaimed in British Columbia

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:15:00 -0800

The provincial government has boosted its commitment to end violence against women and children by proclaiming today, Feb. 16, 2017, as Moose Hide Campaign Day in British Columbia.


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New agreements strengthen economic future for Lax Kw’alaams

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:20:00 -0800

The Province of British Columbia and the Lax Kw’alaams Band have reached multiple agreements to ensure benefits accrue for First Nations as a result of the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry in the Prince Rupert area.


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B.C. solidifies benefits for Metlakatla First Nation

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:20:00 -0800

The Province of British Columbia and the Metlakatla First Nation have reached new agreements to ensure benefits accrue as a result of the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry in the Prince Rupert area.


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Aboriginal skills fund promotes northern trades training

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:50:00 -0800

Up to 205 First Nations people in communities stretching from Prince George to Fort Nelson will benefit from new skills-training opportunities designed to spark careers in trades and technical jobs such as carpentry, piping, welding, carpentry, machining and electrical.



British Columbia adds $2.1 million to support First Nations clean energy

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:45:00 -0800

The Province is increasing funding for First Nations clean-energy projects by approximately $2.1 million over three years as part of its commitment to action on climate change.


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Historic agreement with First Nations strengthens environmental protection

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:43:00 -0800

Federal and provincial ministers, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, John Rustad, Mary Polak, with Mayor John Helin, of the Lax Kw’alaams Band and Harold Leighton, Chief Councillor of the Metlakatla First Nation, announced an Agreement on Environmental Monitoring of the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG Project. This is the first agreement of its kind between the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia, the Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Metlakatla First Nation.



BC Public Service accepts Moose Hide challenge

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0800

The B.C. government is counting down to Moose Hide Campaign Day on February 16, 2017 by encouraging men throughout the BC Public Service and members of the Legislative Assembly to participate in the B.C.-born campaign to stop violence against women and girls.


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First Nation members get training for natural gas pipeline jobs and wildlife monitoring

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:30:00 -0800

Ensuring more Aboriginal people have access to skills training opportunities and jobs related to the liquefied natural gas sector is a key goal of new skills training projects developed with the Doig River First Nation.



Improving workplace skills to achieve job success

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:30:00 -0800

A new, community-based skills training and adult education project for the Prophet River First Nation will help Indigenous participants overcome job barriers, such as low literacy and limited workplace skills to attain secure and meaningful employment.



Job training programs delivering strong results

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:30:00 -0800

Community-driven skills training programs supported by the British Columbia government are making a real difference in the lives of a growing number of First Nations members.