British Colombia politics affecting Native Canadians
Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in
World History Archives and does not
presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to
release their copyright.
- New Democratic Party sides with
corporations in British Colombia clash over native land
- By Marcel Hatch, Freedom Socialist, [22
June 1995]. This spring the Upper Nicola Band blockaded
roads leading to British Columbia's largest cattle
spread, Douglas Lake Ranch, which encircles traditional
Native fishing sites. The ranch is owned by the
Woodward's retailing dynasty. By law, ranch owners are
supposed to respect the band's right to fish in its
accustomed places. NAFTA pressure.
- SCOC ruling could slow BC treaty
- By Greg Joyce, Vancouver Sun 13 December
1997. A major land claims ruling by the Supreme Court of
Canada could slow the already turtle-like pace of treaty
negotiations in British Columbia. The Delgamuukw ruling
reaffirms the concept of aboriginal title and rights for
natives. The consultation provision might prove
troublesome given the multi-party style that is part of
the B.C. Treaty Commission talks.
- New Deal for Indians in British
- By Mark Bourrie, IPS, 6 August 1998. The Canadian
government has signed a landmark treaty deal with the
Nisga'a First Nation of northern British Columbia
giving Indians self-government and control of a huge area
of forests and mountains.
- Aboriginal council created, priorities
- CUPEB, 1 March 2004. About 130 participants rolled up
their sleeves over the weekend to found CUPE BC's
aboriginal council and to exchange views on what it needs
to do to give voice to CUPE's aboriginal members
across British Columbia.