Rupert team wins Aboriginal Youth Hockey Championship

A group of Prince Rupert novice hockey players represented the community well recently at the Prince George Aboriginal Youth Hockey Championships, returning home with the gold medal. Maria Niesh was one of the organizers for the northern team, which also included two Prince George players and one Burns Lake player. She decided to put together […]

2017 Indspire Awards Honours Indigenous Achievers in Ottawa Ceremony

The Indspire Awards have celebrated the significant contributions of Indigenous people in Canada for 24 years. The Awards are aligned with Indspire’s mandate to provide educational support and programs for future generations to succeed. They promote self-esteem and pride for the Indigenous community and provide outstanding role models for Indigenous youth. They recognize the success […]

Rock Star: Nalaine Morin, EP

Nalaine works with First Nations across Canada on projects as varied as mining, pipelines and highway infrastructure. Educated at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and certified by the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board, Nalaine Morin is currently the principal at ArrowBlade Consulting Services where she provides […]

Powerlifter pumped after tasting competition

A 16-year-old youth who has been living in Terrace broke two records and won gold at a recent Canadian Powerlifting League (CPL) competition in Vancouver. Originally from Telegraph Creek, Brandon Mclean moved to Terrace in Grade 9 in order to finish high school and has been training at the North Coast Health & Fitness Centre […]

“Cycle to the Sacred” Bike Tour Travelling Through Northwest

A pair of Vancouver cyclists say they’re aiming for positive change,  with their bike tour to the area of the northwest called the Sacred Headwaters of the Nass, Skeena and Stikine Rivers. Desiree Wallace and Landon Yerex are the co-founders of “Beyond Boarding” — and their “Cycle to the Sacred” tour is trying generate financial […]

Update: Tahltan group pushes back against Red Chris Mine

A group of Tahltan elders have set up a blockade of Imperial Metals’ Red Chris Mine. The action by the Klabona Keepers is in response to the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach that leaked mining waste into Hazeltine Creek and into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. Aug. 5, resulting in a […]

‘Cycle to the Sacred’ raises funds for Klabona Keepers

Last summer, a group of athlete-activists called Beyond Boarding spent time roaming the B.C. countryside learning about resource expansion and filming a documentary. The film, titled Northern Grease, culminated with the group spending six weeks with members of the Tahltan Nation in their traditional lands known as the Sacred Headwaters, and documented a group called the Klabona […]

Cycle to the Sacred bike tour raising funds and awareness

Beyond Boarding has set off on another adventure – ‘Cycle to the Sacred’ is a bike tour that aims to generate financial and social support for a group of indigenous land defenders, the Klabona Keepers, in the Sacred Headwaters of British Columbia. The tour will take place over the course of one and a half […]

Chief’s bike ride raises medical emergency money

TELEGRAPH CREEK, BC – Fifteen avid bike riders took part in Tahltan Band’s fifth annual Chief’s Ride June 20 to promote healthy activities and raise vital funds for members’ medical emergencies. The ride saw riders including Tahltan youth and visitors from as far away as Colorado take on the grueling 112km road from Dease Lake […]

Tahltan First Nation signs deal for run-of-river power projects in northwestern B.C.

VICTORIA — A British Columbia First Nation whose territory includes some of the province’s most majestic and resource rich lands signed revenue-sharing agreements Tuesday with the provincial government while declaring its fierce determination to oppose developments considered threats to their homelands. Tahltan Central Council president Annita McPhee called signing two clean energy hydro-electric projects in northwest […]

Run-of-river projects soon to provide power to grid

$1 billion in projects in northwest B.C. have support of First Nations A billion dollars worth of run-of-the-river projects are nearing completion in northwest B.C. that will produce enough electricity to power nearly 100,000 homes or a large industrial project. AltaGas’s $700-million Forrest Kerr project is being tested now and will begin producing power to […]

Historic Deals Signed For Energy Projects In Sacred Headwaters

  VICTORIA – A British Columbia First Nation whose territory includes some of the province’s most majestic and resource rich lands signed revenue-sharing agreements Tuesday with the provincial government while declaring its fierce determination to oppose developments considered threats to their homelands. Tahltan Central Council president Annita McPhee called signing two clean energy hydro-electric projects […]

Tahltan First Nation bans mining company in dispute over coal mine

DEASE LAKE, B.C. – A northern B.C. First Nation has banned a mining company from its lands as a bitter fight over a proposed coal mine escalates, again. Tahltan Central Council president Annita McPhee says Fortune Minerals (TSC:FT) must not enter Tahltan Nation communities without permission from the Iskut and Tahltan bands. Fortune wants to […]

Mining company banned from Tahltan communities

DEASE LAKE, BC, Mar 31, 2014 (Menafn – Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) –A mining company has been banned from entering Tahltan Nation communities in Northern BC without first asking for permission from leaders. Iskut and Tahltan Bands have both passed Band Council Resolution agreements demanding that mining company Fortune Minerals does not enter their reserve […]