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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


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.


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.

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