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Goverance Project: A Vision by the Carrier Sekani Peoples »

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Carrier Sekani First Nations (CSFNs) are working on developing a Dakelh governance framework. Towards this end an ALL CLANS GATHERING will be held on Saturday March 31, 2018.


Assembly of First Nation Symposium on the Implementation of UNDRIP »

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The UN Declaration defines the minimum standards necessary for the survival, dignity and well-being of indigenous peoples of the world. The international community has already taken an important and positive step towards the recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights through the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It is now time to move towards the implementation of the UN Declaration’s provisions.

Check out this video of AFN Symposium regarding the UN Declaration implementation held at the University of Quebec last week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_4bmZgkVSg


Moose Population Decline »

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Appoints Deputy Tribal Chief »

Friday, November 17, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE               November 17, 2017

The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Reg Mueller, of Saik’uz First Nation, as the CSTC Deputy Tribal Chief. This appointment is being made due to the success of Tribal Chief Terry Teegee’s bid for the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief.

The work that Terry Teegee is undertaking as the BC Regional Chief is important to all BC First Nations and requires his greater attention. To support Tribal Chief Teegee in his new role the CSTC Board of Directors have appointed Reg Mueller as the Deputy Tribal Chief to assist in the delivery of the services provided by the tribal council until the election for the CSTC Tribal Chief is held in July 2018.

Reg Mueller, member of Saik’uz First Nation, is a sitting member of the Frog Clan, and is a former Vice Tribal Chief, and Technical Services Director at Carrier Sekani Tribal Council. Reg successfully completed Engineering Design and Drafting programs at the College of New Caledonia and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He has a background in mechanical engineering with over 25 years of engineering and project management experience. He has worked for Saik’uz on a number of economic development initiatives, including a logging company and a log building company. Currently Reg Mueller is a member of the Highway 16 Action Plan Advisory Group.


CNC Conducts Applied Research into Stream Restoration »

Friday, November 17, 2017

The College of New Caledonia's Natural Resources and Forest Technology (NRFT) program is collaborating with community, government and industry partners to develop innovative approaches to river and stream restoration in northern B.C.

The project, which focuses on areas affected by industrial use and land use changes, is operating just west of Prince George on the Chilako River.

"The river's watershed has been heavily modified from the mountain pine beetle, as well as land use changes associated with forestry and agriculture," said Hardy Griesbauer, director of Applied Research and Innovation at CNC. "As a result, the river's ability to provide fish and wildlife habitat has been compromised."


Did you know… »

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Nak’azdli Whut’en is continuing on their path to withdraw their membership from the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council as mandated by their community members. To ensure a smooth transition the Castlemain Group has been retained to assist Nakazdli Whut’en. Band member Marion Erickson will be assisting them in this process and is the contact person for community members if they have any questions or concerns. 

The official deadline to complete and implement the separation is March 31st, 2018.


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


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