After nearly a decade fighting criminal fishing charges in B.C. courts, Stó:lo nation’s Kwitsel Tatel (Patricia Kelly) won not only an absolute discharge on May 9, but now the government must pay her nearly $2,500 for seizing her crate of salmon in 2004, accusing her of selling it illegally.
First Nations from across the province gathered on Musqueam territory to mark World Water Day March 22, launching discussions on a new B.C. declaration on the protection of water.
Justice Bruce Cohen delivered his much-anticipated report on the collapse of the Fraser River sockeye fishery on Oct. 31, to muted applause from First Nations and environmentalists.
A legal showdown over open-net fish farming in B.C. is looming with Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) announcing it will fight for its right to launch a class action lawsuit at the Supreme Court of Canada.
In the wake of Bill C-38′s budgetary gutting of the environmental review process, indigenous fisheries experts in Canada are decrying their exclusion from a new federal panel for anglers and hunters.
At Stó:lō ceremony, talk of waning Fraser River sockeye returns and political clashes with some commercial fishers.
Decades after Dryden Chemicals dumped 10 tonnes of the neurotoxin into northwest Ontario’s English-Wabigoon River in the 1960s, Aboriginal communities are literally reeling from its effects.
With salmon numbers in B.C.’s once-abundant Fraser River stocks predicted to take another devastating hit this summer, some are questioning why First Nations are under-represented in managing a fishery that has become almost exclusively theirs.
The head of Compliance Energy Corp. said his firm’s proposed Raven Underground Coal Project, in Vancouver Island’s Comox Valley, will not harm the environment.
In the wake of the omnibus budget bill’s passage, a B.C. indigenous leader calls C-38 an “absolute attack on democracy” – warning that resistance will “play out on the streets and at the barricades.”