The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) New Regional Chief Elected
Shane Gottfriedson of Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, won the election today at the BCAFN to become the next Regional Chief replacing the outgoing Jody Reybould Wilson. Chief Gottfriedson has promised greater community access and a firm but fair attitude towards government, he will also continue to sit on the Day Scholar Executive Committee.
Celebrating National Aboriginal with the shishalh Nation
This video tells the story in word song and dance of the shishalh people and how their ancestors lived in and on their lands.
Councillor Feschuk Brings the Horrors of Day Scholars to Nation's Capital
Councillor Garry Feschuk is the nationally recognized champion for the rights of the Day Scholars who suffered under the Residential School regimes across Canada. The assembly was hushed in sorrow as Feschuk detailed the abuses that Day Scholars were forced to endure at the hands of church officials who were under orders from the federal government.
The week ended on a good note when the court granted Certification to the shishalh Nation and the Kamloops Indian Band to proceed to trial in their class action suit against the crown.
We Are Ready - People vs. Oil Drilling in Arctic
Shell is about to move its drilling fleet to Alaska, and risk new catastrophic oil spills in the Arctic and our coasts. Right now, most of its vessels are in Seattle, where kayaktivists and ordinary people have protested them for weeks. The MY Esperanza is now in Canadian waters, north of Seattle. And we are ready. This is #PeopleVsOil determined to protect our coasts and #SaveTheArctic Join the movement: https://www.savethearctic.org
60 Million Year Old Stone Sculpture Commemorates Residential School Survivors
A 60 million year old stone has arrived in Sechelt on its way to Vancouver to be carved in the forms of a Mother and Child commemorating the survivors of Residential School in Sechelt
Councillor Ben F Pierre Explains The Sculpture Dedicated to Residential School Survivors
Councillor Ben F Pierre hosts a segment on the Residential School Memorial. The millions of years old stone has been excavated from Texada Island and will now make its way to Vancouver to carved into a Mother and Child after being blessed at the shishalh headquarters where it will be mounted permanently in honour of the survivors.
shishalh Councillor Garry Feschuk in Ottawa for Day Scholar Students
Former shishalh Chief Garry Feschkuk addressed hundreds attending the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and explained to the hushed assembly why the Day Scholar has been abandoned by the Harper Government.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is delivering its historic final report in Ottawa this week on the history and impacts of the Canada’s residential school system. It should be mandatory reading for all. It’s been almost 20 years since the last residential school closed in Canada in 1996. The first one opened in 1876. But today, many Canadians remain unaware of the full picture: of both the far-reaching impacts of the residential school system and the history of the First Nations relationship with the Canadian government.
Day Scholar National Advocate Garry Feschuk (shishalh Nation) Rips into the Heart of Daytime Residential School Torture
Ottawa - Speaking Monday June 1st at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission National Day Scholar Advocate (shishalh) Councillor Garry Feschuk didn't pull any punches. Feschuk holds Stephen Harper responsible for abandoning Day Scholars in his 2008 apology to Residential School survivors. Councillor Feschuk probes the underbelly of this Canadian tragedy in an interview from the floor of the TRC meetings this week in Ottawa.