First Nations

People gathered for a solidarity rally in Smithers after hereditary chiefs served Coastal GasLink with an eviction notice from a worksite on traditional Wet’suwet’en territory near Houston. (File photo)

Progress on Wet’suwet’en rights and title slower than parties would have liked

Murray Rankin said the pandemic and the complexities of the negotiations are behind the slow progress

 

Steve Smith’s image of two sibling adolescent grizzly bears playfighting in the Chilko River in the B.C. Interior earned him best of show at the prestigious Lion’s Gate Celebration of Nature club competition for 2020-21. (Photo by Steve Smith)

Chilko-Newton Road closed as of Sept. 1 to protect people, bears

Closure of road will be monitored, enforced under BC Wildlife Act

 

An aerial photo taken in April 2021 shows waters encroaching on the Mountain House Road which is the main road through the Xat’sull First Nation. (Max Winkelman photo)

Xats’ull First Nation continues with flood hazard study, receives UBCM funding

Xat’sull First Nation has been awarded $150,000 for flood planning from the…

An aerial photo taken in April 2021 shows waters encroaching on the Mountain House Road which is the main road through the Xat’sull First Nation. (Max Winkelman photo)
William Johnson, sets out to walk from the former site of the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School and home to Esk’etemc on Friday, Aug. 20. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Walk from site of former St. Joseph’s Residential School to Esk’etemc a healing journey

The route followed one children sometimes used to runaway from the school

William Johnson, sets out to walk from the former site of the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School and home to Esk’etemc on Friday, Aug. 20. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, left, waits while his sister catches her first fish ever - a sockeye salmon - from the Chilcotin River at Farwell Canyon using the traditional dipnetting method, Wednesday, Aug. 25. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, left, waits while his sister catches her first fish ever - a sockeye salmon - from the Chilcotin River at Farwell Canyon using the traditional dipnetting method, Wednesday, Aug. 25. (Photo submitted)
A view of an area burned in the 2017 Hanceville fire west of Williams Lake as seen at the end of May 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. First Nations demand full participation in development of province’s forest policy

‘Policy should reflect prosperous future for Indigenous, non-Indigenous’: First Nations leaders

A view of an area burned in the 2017 Hanceville fire west of Williams Lake as seen at the end of May 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation event on Thursday, Sept. 30 will be held at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds. Here a large banner was unveiled on June 20, National Indigenous Peoples Day, for display along Oliver Street leading up to Sept. 30. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation event on Thursday, Sept. 30 will be held at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds. Here a large banner was unveiled on June 20, National Indigenous Peoples Day, for display along Oliver Street leading up to Sept. 30. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Ashley George holds up the map showing the route walkers will take this weekend from the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School site to Esk’etemc (Alkali Lake). (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Ashley George holds up the map showing the route walkers will take this weekend from the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School site to Esk’etemc (Alkali Lake). (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Juggernaut Exploration Ltd. has been given an eviction order by the Nuxalk First Nation for drilling it is doing near Bella Coola. (Juggernault Exporation photo)

B.C.’s central coast Nuxalk First Nation issue eviction order to mining exploration company

Juggernault Exploration has two drilling sites in Nuxalk territory near Bella Coola

Juggernaut Exploration Ltd. has been given an eviction order by the Nuxalk First Nation for drilling it is doing near Bella Coola. (Juggernault Exporation photo)
The “Bringing our children’s spirits home,” walk will depart on Friday, Aug. 20, from the former site of the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The “Bringing our children’s spirits home,” walk will depart on Friday, Aug. 20, from the former site of the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
WLFN 4-H Club (photos submitted)

63rd Williams Lake and District 4-H Show and Sale: Williams Lake First Nation 4-H Club

Williams Lake First Nation 4-H Club is new on the scene

  • Aug 6, 2021
WLFN 4-H Club (photos submitted)
Tsilhqot’in National Government tribal chair and Tl’etinqox chief, Chief Joe Alphonse is one of 16 recipients of the Order of British Columbia. (Photo submitted)

Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse awarded B.C.’s highest order

Alphonse comes from a long line of hereditary leaders

Tsilhqot’in National Government tribal chair and Tl’etinqox chief, Chief Joe Alphonse is one of 16 recipients of the Order of British Columbia. (Photo submitted)
The Every Child Matters lamppost flags have been installed along Oliver Street in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Every Child Matters lamppost flags installed in Williams Lake

The project is led by the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

The Every Child Matters lamppost flags have been installed along Oliver Street in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars is pretty stoked about the pre-sales of his newest children’s book - Hockey with Dad - slated to be released in September 2021. (Caitlin Press image)
Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars is pretty stoked about the pre-sales of his newest children’s book - Hockey with Dad - slated to be released in September 2021. (Caitlin Press image)
A woman screams in frustration at Campbell River RCMP members during the procession. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Family of slain Indigenous man confront RCMP in Campbell River

‘I’ll never see my son’s face again’ — Lowndes’ mother

A woman screams in frustration at Campbell River RCMP members during the procession. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Xeni Gwet’in First Nation community members Jim Lulua Sr., from left, Dinah Lulua, Delia William and Ubill Lulua (right) with Jim Dooley, Arctic Arrow Power foreman. (Shannon Woods photo)
Xeni Gwet’in First Nation community members Jim Lulua Sr., from left, Dinah Lulua, Delia William and Ubill Lulua (right) with Jim Dooley, Arctic Arrow Power foreman. (Shannon Woods photo)
Doreen Johnson, director of lands and natural resources, Esk’etemc holds up Victims of Benevolence, a book about the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School, by Elizabeth Furniss. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Esk’etemc organizing walk/ride from St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School site

Bringing the spirit of our children home from St. Joseph’s Mission is the intent of the event

Doreen Johnson, director of lands and natural resources, Esk’etemc holds up Victims of Benevolence, a book about the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School, by Elizabeth Furniss. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Police attended a Campbell River Tim Hortons for a reported shooting incident. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Probe of fatal RCMP shooting of Wet’suwet’en man needs Indigenous oversight: First Nation leaders

Wet’suwet’en man shot by police in Campbell River last week

Police attended a Campbell River Tim Hortons for a reported shooting incident. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Photo of Kuper Island Residential School taken in the 1920s. (B.C. Archives photo)

B.C. First Nation confirms more than 160 unmarked graves found on grounds near former residential school

Penelakut Tribe offering healing sessions for those affected by the discovery

Photo of Kuper Island Residential School taken in the 1920s. (B.C. Archives photo)