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CSTC Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of UNDRIP »

Thursday, September 14, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE  September 13, 2017

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Celebrates the Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Dakelh Territory, Prince George:  The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). This document, which comprehensively describes both individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples around the world, was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, September 13, 2007 but has found slow acceptance by the governments in Canada. By May 2016 the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, acknowledged Canada’s full support, without qualification, of the declaration. In British Columbia, the New Democratic Party (NDP) included the adoption of UNDRIP in their 2017 election platform and are now carrying through with their commitments as the new provincial NDP/Green coalition government.


Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Supports the Annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk 2017 »

Thursday, September 14, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE  September 14, 2017

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Supports the Annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk 2017

Dakelh Territory, Prince George:  The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) supports and encourages participation in the annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk 2017 taking place on Saturday September 16th at the Prince George Civic Centre – Canada Games Plaza. This event, organized by Positive Living North: No khe̅yoh t'sih'en t'sehena Society (PLN), will raise funds and promote their work to provide HIV/AIDS supports, awareness and prevention.


Watershed Talk Newsletter - Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat »

Monday, September 11, 2017

2017 FRASER SALMON UPDATE
By: Pete Nicklin and Aidan Fisher (Neill), FRAFS Biologists
With the termination of the marine test fisheries, we are now in the end of the Fraser sockeye migration, and well into the Fraser pink migration. In total, neither have come anywhere close to preseason mid-point forecasts with the exception of a couple sockeye stocks that performed slightly better than the rest (Quesnel, Pitt). Many (if not all) Fraser and marine approach First Nations that rely on these stocks have not been able to come even close to meeting FSC fisheries expectations.

Today the Fraser River Panel adopted final in-season run sizes for all four management groups of Fraser sockeye, which are mainly an accounting adjustment of a few thousand fish to align the in-season run sizes with the hydroacoustic passage estimates. None of the sockeye aggregates exceeded the LAER this year, which led to a very challenging fishing season. The Panel also adopted an in-season run size for Fraser pinks, and one of the earliest migration timings ever observed.


Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Calls for Urgent Action over Diminishing Salmon Returns »

Friday, September 8, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   September 8, 2017

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Calls for Urgent Action over Diminishing Salmon Returns
The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) is calling for urgent and collaborative action to conserve and sustain the Fraser River Salmon. For decades the Dakelh people have witnessed increasingly poor salmon returns almost every year into the interior of British Columbia and Dakelh territory.


Wildfire Smoke and Your Health - FAQ »

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Wildfire Smoke and Your Health - FAQ

The following information has been informed by wildfire smoke evidence reviews conducted by the BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC).

Why is wildfire smoke bad for my health?
Wildfire smoke is a complex mixture of particles and gasses.  Gases released by wildfires, such as carbon monoxide, are mainly a risk to people (like firefighters) who work near smoldering areas. Fine particles, which are in smoke, can irritate your eyes and your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. The amount and length of smoke exposure, as well as a person’s age and overall health, play a role in determining if you will experience smoke- related health problems.
If you are experiencing serious medical problems for any reason, seek medical attention immediately.

What is particulate matter?
The particulate matter (also called “PM”) in wildfire smoke poses the biggest risk to the health of the public. The potential health effects vary based on the type of plants burning, atmospheric conditions and, most importantly, the size of the particles. Particles larger than 10 micrometers (PM10) usually irritate only the eyes, nose and throat. Fine particles 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5) can be inhaled into the deepest part of the lungs, and may cause symptoms such as coughing or may worsen existing heart and lung conditions.  PM concentrations and forecast duration is most useful to inform decisions on how to protect public health.

For more information visit this site: http://www.fnha.ca/about/news-and-events/news/wildfire-smoke-and-your-health-faq


FNHA Information for Wildfire Evacuees - Communique Eleven, Aug. 4, 2017 »

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Information for Wildfire Evacuees - Communique Eleven, Aug. 4, 2017

15 First Nations communities in BC are under evacuation order or alert. This communique includes important information on smoke and air quality, heat warnings and Clean Air Shelters. We urge you to stay up to date with alerts in your area: (https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/).


BC Wildfires - What to do if evacuated from your home »

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

What to do if evacuated from your home

Evacuees are asked to register with the Canadian Red Cross. To register visit http://www.redcross.ca or call 1 800 863-6582.  When your local or First Nations government has declared it safe for you to return home, there are steps you can take to make this transition easier and safer.


CSTC Urges Witnesses to Come Forward »

Friday, July 28, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE

July 28, 2017

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Urges Members of the Public Who Witnessed the Arrest of a Man in a Local Parking Lot on Tuesday July 18 to Come Forward


Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Ready to Work with B.C.’s New Premier and Cabinet »

Friday, July 21, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE     July 21, 2017

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Ready to Work with B.C.’s New Premier and Cabinet

Dakelh Territory, Prince George:  Carrier Sekani Tribal Council is ready to resume working with the new Premier, John Horgan and his newly appointed cabinet as they take their place to serve the people of British Columbia. The new administration have committed themselves to action and setting the respectful standard for the treatment of Indigenous Peoples. John Horgan has emphasized that the time for change is now and that reconciliation is a priority for the NDP government.


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