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National Aboriginal Day: Reconciliation through renewal

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad has issued the following statement to mark National Aboriginal Day:


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B.C., Tsartlip First Nation sign interim reconciliation agreement

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:30:00 -0700

The Province of British Columbia and the Tsartlip First Nation have reached an interim reconciliation agreement, setting the stage for comprehensive reconciliation negotiations over the next two years.



First Nations to benefit from Kemess mine

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0700

New government-to-government and mineral tax revenue-sharing agreements provide for economic benefits and collaboration opportunities for First Nations in northern B.C., related to the proposed Kemess Underground mine.


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Trail users, First Nation benefit from land purchases

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:45:00 -0700

Provincial land purchases on southern Vancouver Island will protect the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail while advancing reconciliation with Pacheedaht First Nation.



B.C., Carrier Sekani sign Pathway Forward

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0700

The Province, the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council and seven Carrier Sekani First Nations have completed an agreement that will increase the First Nations’ participation in the forest economy, while setting the stage to advance reconciliation.



Funding reduces reliance on diesel power

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:06:00 -0700

B.C.’s First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund is providing more than $750,000 to nine First Nation clean-energy projects that will explore alternative energy sources and help remote Aboriginal communities reduce their reliance on diesel power generation.



$3 million drives Tsimshian skills-training programs

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:45:00 -0700

More than 600 members of the Tsimshian First Nations are benefitting from courses ranging from driver’s training and essential skills upgrading to environmental monitoring, trades training and other job-related education programs delivered close to home.


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Funding reduces reliance on diesel power

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:08:00 -0700

The Province is using its First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund to provide more than $500,000 for five clean-energy projects on the central coast and north Vancouver Island that will explore alternative clean-energy sources and help remote Aboriginal communities reduce their reliance on diesel power generation.


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Lhtako Dene Nation explores clean-energy future

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:06:00 -0700

The Lhtako Dene Nation will increase its stake in the Castle Mountain Independent power project thanks to a $100,000 investment through the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund.



Funding supports solar study for community school

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:04:00 -0700

Westbank First Nation will explore the possibility of installing rooftop solar panels to heat a portion of its community school and building centre thanks to a $20,380 investment from B.C.’s First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund.