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Launched in 1997. A news publication specifically designed for the Indigenous people of British Columbia and Yukon.

  • February 10, 2001
  • Troy Hunter, Raven's Eye Writer, VICTORIA

Page 11

Roland, a First Nation's student confronted Lorenzo Bouchard outside the legislative buildings in Victoria on Feb. 1. Bouchard has been picketing the University of Victoria, Camosun College and the legislature with a message about treaty negotiations or Aboriginal people in general.

"True Aboriginal people should be individually given a piece of land and a sum of money…

  • February 10, 2001
  • Nancy White, Raven's Eye Writer, NANAIMO

Page 9

The Aboriginal Tobacco Strategy of British Columbia received $328,000 from the province this year to help Aboriginal people kick the smoking habit. In its third year, the strategy attempts to mobilize Aboriginal communities to protect members from abusing tobacco products.

The strategy, as part of the Ministry of Health's wider BC tobacco strategy, is based on community…

  • February 10, 2001
  • Nancy White, Raven's Eye Writer, NANAIMO

Page 9

The Aboriginal Tobacco Strategy of British Columbia received $328,000 from the province this year to help Aboriginal people kick the smoking habit. In its third year, the strategy attempts to mobilize Aboriginal communities to protect members from abusing tobacco products.

The strategy, as part of the Ministry of Health's wider BC tobacco strategy, is based on community…

  • February 10, 2001
  • Nancy White, Raven's Eye Writer, VICTORIA

Page 6

The Skeetchestn Band and Virtue Productions have received a $218,000 loan from the BC Ministries of Aboriginal Affairs and Employment and Investment. The money will be put towards a joint venture, the building of a Wildhorse western-style movie set.

Virtue, a non-Native owned company also received a separate federal grant from Human Resources and Development Canada towards…

  • February 10, 2001
  • Nancy White, Raven's Eye Writer, VICTORIA

Page 6

The Skeetchestn Band and Virtue Productions have received a $218,000 loan from the BC Ministries of Aboriginal Affairs and Employment and Investment. The money will be put towards a joint venture, the building of a Wildhorse western-style movie set.

Virtue, a non-Native owned company also received a separate federal grant from Human Resources and Development Canada towards…

  • February 10, 2001
  • Debora Lockyer Steel, Raven's Eye Writer, KAMLOOPS

Page 5

They think they have a shot in at least one area of the province. Members of the newly-formed All Nations Party of British Columbia (ANP) have set their sights on the North Coast riding up by Prince Rupert, saying that with its 37 per cent Aboriginal population, getting an ANP candidate elected to the legislature is do-able.

But the rest of the province, well, that's…

  • February 10, 2001
  • Debora Lockyer Steel, Raven's Eye Writer, KAMLOOPS

Page 5

They think they have a shot in at least one area of the province. Members of the newly-formed All Nations Party of British Columbia (ANP) have set their sights on the North Coast riding up by Prince Rupert, saying that with its 37 per cent Aboriginal population, getting an ANP candidate elected to the legislature is do-able.

But the rest of the province, well, that's…

  • February 10, 2001
  • Keith Matthew, Raven's Eye columnist

Holy smokes! Another year has gone by and we are still here fighting and living and loving and just being red people of the earth. That is an accomplishment given the negative statistics that we continue to churn out year after year. We have one of the fastest growing segments of Canadian society because we have to have babies just to keep ahead of our staggering mortality rates.

I find…

  • February 10, 2001
  • Keith Matthew, Raven's Eye columnist

Holy smokes! Another year has gone by and we are still here fighting and living and loving and just being red people of the earth. That is an accomplishment given the negative statistics that we continue to churn out year after year. We have one of the fastest growing segments of Canadian society because we have to have babies just to keep ahead of our staggering mortality rates.

I find…

  • February 10, 2001
  • Yvonne Irene Gladue, Raven's Eye Writer, PRINCE GEORGE

Jolain Foster and Chris Thomas are still at the going to the University of Northern British Columbia even after graduating, only now as full-time employees.

Foster, 25, graduated from the university with a bachelor of Commerce degree (majoring in accounting) in December 2000. Born in Hazelton, B.C, she is a member of the Gitxsan First Nation. Foster, who attended the Prince George…

  • February 10, 2001
  • Yvonne Irene Gladue, Raven's Eye Writer, PRINCE GEORGE

Jolain Foster and Chris Thomas are still at the going to the University of Northern British Columbia even after graduating, only now as full-time employees.

Foster, 25, graduated from the university with a bachelor of Commerce degree (majoring in accounting) in December 2000. Born in Hazelton, B.C, she is a member of the Gitxsan First Nation. Foster, who attended the Prince George…

  • February 10, 2001
  • Paul Barnsley, Raven's Eye Writer, VANCOUVER

A four-day workshop at Simon Fraser University's downtown Harbour Centre, beginning Jan. 25, will allow women with an interest in politics to learn the tricks of the trade.

Chief Sophie Pierre of the St. Mary's First Nation will be the keynote speaker at the opening reception. Viola Thomas, the first woman elected president of the United Native Nations, British Columbia, is on the list…

  • February 10, 2001
  • Paul Barnsley, Raven's Eye Writer, VANCOUVER

A four-day workshop at Simon Fraser University's downtown Harbour Centre, beginning Jan. 25, will allow women with an interest in politics to learn the tricks of the trade.

Chief Sophie Pierre of the St. Mary's First Nation will be the keynote speaker at the opening reception. Viola Thomas, the first woman elected president of the United Native Nations, British Columbia, is on the list…

  • February 10, 2001
  • Joan Taillon, Raven's Eye Writer, KELOWNA

A decades-old controversy over who should control use of a lake that the Okanagan Nation Alliance considers sacred is heating up again around the town of Osoyoos, about 13 miles north of the United States border.

The property containing Spotted Lake is currently owned by descendants of the late Ernest Smith, who once had the idea of developing a spa there but who was thwarted when…

  • February 10, 2001
  • Joan Taillon, Raven's Eye Writer, KELOWNA

A decades-old controversy over who should control use of a lake that the Okanagan Nation Alliance considers sacred is heating up again around the town of Osoyoos, about 13 miles north of the United States border.

The property containing Spotted Lake is currently owned by descendants of the late Ernest Smith, who once had the idea of developing a spa there but who was thwarted when…