First Nation infants subject to “human experimental work” for TB vaccine in 1930s-40s »

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The nutritional experiments conducted in First Nation communities and in Indian residential schools were not the only example where Canada’s Indigenous population faced treatment as “guinea pigs,” academic research shows.

Carrier Sekani to host Truth and Reconciliation Hearings in Prince George »

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dakelh Territory/Prince George BC – On May 13-14, 2013 the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC), Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is inviting members of the public to learn more about the Canadian Government endorsed Residential School system and how it has affected First Nations who survived years of abuse.  Over the last 130 years many First Nations, Metis and Inuit people have attended Residential Schools which were mandated to assimilate First Nations into western society.

Who will protect the land from reckless development? »

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Several years ago, sitting in my office in Vancouver where I was heading up Ecotrust Canada — a west coast conservation and community development organization — I received a call from Alberta from a senior communications executive at Shell Canada.

Shell, at the time, was at the early stages of a coal bed methane exploration program in Northern British Columbia, specifically in Tahltan country, in and around Iskut. The natives, it seems, were restless. Shell had provincial permits to develop lands in a region called the Klappan, adjacent to the Spatsizi wilderness area, and had been trying to get trucks and drill rigs in place to pursue its legal authority to assay the abundant gas reserves there. It had sunk three test wells, but that’s as far as it got.

Nilhchuk-un: Those Who Take Us Away »

Thursday, February 14, 2013

DAKELH TRADITIONAL TERRITORY/PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) is not surprised with the results provided by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) report “Those who take us away”, and are calling on the two levels of government, the Royal Canadian Mountain Mounted Police (RCMP) and the United Nations Human Rights Council to follow through with the recommendations of the report. The CSTC participated in the development of the report by providing the services of former Tribal Chief and former Highway of Tears Coordinator Mavis Erickson to liaise with the communities and the HRW research team. Last June, Mrs. Erickson was also appointed by the CSTC Chiefs to be the representative on women’s issues.