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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.


FNHA - Information for Wildfire Evacuees - Communique Eight, Jul 21, 2017 »

Friday, July 21, 2017

Information for Wildfire Evacuees - Communique Eight, Jul 21, 2017

13 First Nations communities in BC are under evacuation order or alert. Status cards are now available for processing at Kamloops Powwow grounds. Today’s update includes important information for those preparing to return home.


BC WILDFIRE UPDATE: JULY 19, 2017 - Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs »

Friday, July 21, 2017

BC WILDFIRE UPDATE: JULY 19, 2017

Posted by Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC)

UPDATES:

  • BC’s State of Emergency status has been extended by an additional two weeks (August 2nd)
  • As of Wednesday July 19, 2017, there are 155 wildfires burning across B.C.15 of these fires are threatening communities.
  • 15 First Nations communities are affected by the wildfires
  • The newly sworn-in NDP government will now handle the wildfire situation, it is expected Forest and Lands Minister Doug Donaldson and Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister Scott Fraser will be the primary file appointees, along with supporting staff in the deputy minister’s council.

Information for Wildfire Evacuees - July 11, 2017 – Communique Two »

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

As of today, thirteen First Nations communities in BC are under evacuation order or alert. With hot, dry weather expected to continue, more families and communities may need to leave their homes for safety.


We recognize and acknowledge the unique trauma to First Nations, which goes beyond loss of home and includes impacts to territory, plants and animals. Here is some important information about health and social services for First Nations communities impacted by wildfire in BC.


CSTC Wildfire Updates for CSFNs/Bulkley-Nechako Regional District-July 17, 2017 »

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CSFNs/Bulkley-Nechako Regional District - Wildfire Updates for July 17, 2017


Wildfire News & Information »

Monday, July 10, 2017

Keep informed with the developing wildfire situation in BC. Visit the following sites:

Fire Bans and Restrictions

http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Bans.asp

BC Wildfires 2017: Provincial parks closed due to ‘severe’ wildfire hazard

http://globalnews.ca/news/3585677/bc-wildfires-2017-provincial-parks-closed-due-to-severe-wildfire-hazard/

BC wildfires lead to a number of highway closures

http://globalnews.ca/news/3584584/bc-wildfires-leads-to-a-number-of-highway-closures/

10,000 evacuees and counting: How B.C.'s wildfire fight took a turn for the worse

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-wildfire-100-mile-house-evacuated-1.4197265

'Summer of the fire': Senior climatologist doesn't see B.C. wildfires letting up

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/summer-of-the-fire-senior-climatologist-doesn-t-see-b-c-wildfires-letting-up-1.3495452

B.C Wildfire 2017 Rebuilding Fund Of $100M Unveiled As Blazes Continue

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/07/09/clark-announces-100m-to-help-communities-rebuild-as-wildfires-b_a_23022787/?utm_source=spotim&utm_medium=spotim_recirculation&spotim_referrer=recirculation

BC Wildfires 2017: Residents Recount Watching Their Homes Burn

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/07/09/b-c-wildfires-residents-recount-watching-their-homes-burn_a_23022725/


CSTC Celebrates National Aboriginal Day & Challenges Canadians to Reflect on 150 Years of Resistance »

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Media Release

June 20, 2017

Dakelh Territory, Prince George:  The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) is celebrating National Aboriginal Day on Wednesday June 21, 2017. Just days away from Canada’s massive celebration of its 150th Anniversary we reflect on this day the historical treatment of Indigenous Peoples and look to the future as Canada endeavors to change flawed and strained relationships.


Highway of Tears gets 2 new bus routes »

Monday, June 19, 2017

More than a decade after First Nations along northern B.C.'s so-called Highway of Tears began pleading for reliable public transportation, two new bus routes have started regular service along Highway 16.

The first of the new B.C. Transit buses set off from Burns Lake early Monday morning, bound for Smithers along a stretch of road notorious for the high numbers of disappearances and murders of Indigenous women in recent decades.


CSTC Welcomes Agreement between Green Party and NDP to Form a B.C. Provincial Minority Government »

Thursday, June 1, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           May 30, 2017                                                            

The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) is pleased that Andrew Weaver, of the B.C. Green Party, and John Horgan, of the NDP, have come together and reached an agreement to combine their parties’ 44 seats and provide BC with a stable minority government.  

http://www.carriersekani.ca/images/docs/2017-05-29_BC_Green_NDP_Agreement.pdf


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