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South Island Aboriginal and First Nations issues and discussion

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#581 LJ

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Posted 30 September 2021 - 07:54 PM

I don't buy carbon credits either.

Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#582 amor de cosmos

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 07:59 AM

Belcarra Regional Park on the Burrard Inlet in Metro Vancouver will also have the Indigenous name of temtemíxwten, which local First Nations say translates to "biggest place for all the people."


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#583 amor de cosmos

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Posted 16 November 2021 - 08:11 AM

A lawyer who was part of a group lobbying the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Canada and the Catholic Church over the residential school system says they’ve been turned down.
“The ICC prosecutor declined to open a preliminary investigation,” says Andrew Phypers, one of a dozen lawyers who wrote the ICC requesting an investigation. “Part of their reasoning was that they felt they were prevented as the deaths occurred before Canada ratified the crimes against humanity law.”
In June, the lawyers from Canada put a request to the ICC for an investigation saying Canada and its police force can’t be left to investigate these crimes.
Brendan Miller, a Calgary lawyer, told APTN News in June the investigation has to be done by an agency outside of Canada.
“The fact is, the government of Canada, including the RCMP and including the Vatican, including the churches, all have an invested interest in the truth not coming out,” said Miller.
The lawyers filed the request, pro bono, following an announcement in May from the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Nation that it found what are believed to be 215 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school.


#584 spanky123

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Posted 16 November 2021 - 08:53 AM

^ So the next step is for the Feds to apply to recover legal costs?!

#585 North Shore

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Posted 16 November 2021 - 12:30 PM

Not that I have anything against using the 'original' place names for locations, but until places come with pronounceable aboriginal names, I'll be sticking with  the good old anglicizations: Belcarra,  Squamish, Esquimalt, and so on...

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Say, what's that mountain goat doing up here in the mist?


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