Category Archives: Advocacy

Dates Announced: Engagement Sessions on Indigenous Languages Legislation

The Government of Canada has released a schedule of dates for engagement on the proposed federal Indigenous languages legislation. The schedule for the B.C. engagement sessions is as follows: June 26, 2018 – Vancouver (Métis) June 27, 2018 – Vancouver … Continue reading

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Alliance Advocacy Alert / Make Your Voice Heard About the Employer Health Tax

Friends and Members of the BC Alliance, By now, you’ve likely heard of the new Employer Health Tax the BC government is initiating in January 2019. If you are not aware of the implications, click here for more information. As this … Continue reading

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Global Heritage Fund: The United States and Libya combat cultural looting

Statement from Stefaan Poortman on the United States and Libya Memorandum of Understanding Discussions of historical conservation often focus on a handful of famous and important sites. The charisma of the Colosseum, Great Wall of China, or Petra frequently captures … Continue reading

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Province Provides $50 Million in New Funding for First Nations Languages!

Dear Language Champions, Chiefs and Council, and Community Partners, We are pleased to share the news that the provincial government in British Columbia has recognized the importance of Indigenous language revitalization in its 2018 budget announcement. The province will be … Continue reading

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Three reasons to attend Celebrate or Demonstrate: A Community Response to the Budget

Celebrate or Demonstrate: A Community Response to the Budget Co-presented by the BC Alliance and SFU Woodward’s Feb. 21, 3 to 5 p.m. Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 W. Hastings St. Vancouver On February 20, … Continue reading

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What’s New at the Trust This Month – BasinLink Newsletter #98

$28 Million for New Affordable Housing  BC Housing and the Trust announced a new partnership that will bring $28 million in funding for new affordable housing around the Basin with a target to create 225 units in three years …full story Major … Continue reading

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FPCC is Seeking New Board Members – Apply Now!

Are you devoted to strengthening Indigenous languages, arts and cultural practices? Are you a First Nations person who resides in British Columbia? If so, we encourage you to apply for one of three open positions on our board of directors. … Continue reading

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