Sto:lo: Yale treaty sparks protest - A treaty signed in April by the Yale First Nation and later ratified by the B.C. government sparked a protest and 'war council' by the Sto:lo Nation and Sto:lo Tribal Council. The treaty is now before the federal government for final ratification. The Sto:lo want the Five-Mile Fishery area that includes several cemeteries and dry-rack sites taken out of the treaty and set aside in a “shared-territory” agreement with the Yale First Nation. Yale Chief Robert Hope has promised to work out access agreements with the Sto:lo, but a "shared-territory" agreement seems out of the question.
Sto:lo: Mobilizing All the People to Protect the Salmon - Thousands of First Nations and non-aboriginal British Columbians came together in Victoria in 2010 to demand the removal of open net pen fish farms from BC's coast. The highlight of the big rally for wild salmon in Victoria, led by Alexandra Morton in the Spring of 2010, was the coming together of First Nations and other fisheries groups who've long been at loggerheads. They all spoke of putting the past behind them and uniting in a common cause to rid our waters of fish farms.
Sto:lo: Sto: lo bands sign health accord - Local Sto: lo bands will have more say in how health care is delivered to First Nations people thanks to a partnership accord signed recently. The accord calls for improvements in service delivery through more collaboration between Fraser Health and First Nations Health Centres in the region, and work with community health leaders to develop more culturally appropriate health strategies.
Sto:lo: Author opens up about effects of residential school syndrome on friends and family in new book - A Sto:lo First Nation member from the Cheam Reserve in Rosedale near Chilliwack, Gregory Aleck has called Squamish home since 1991. It's here that he found the inspiration to write his life story. Almost A Born Loser! tells how Aleck chose to get away from his dysfunctional family to pursue a career.
Sto:lo: Fish protest pays visit to MP's office - About a dozen protesters marched Thursday from the Sto: lo Nation site on Vedder Road to Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl's office to voice concerns about the aquaculture industry and its effect on wild salmon.
Lower Elwha Klallam-Port Gamble S'Klallam-Stó:lo-Yakama: Lower Elwha Gallery exhibit to showcase native art - The spirits of the native people of the Strait of Juan de Fuca will be unleashed in an art exhibit Saturday. Artists include Darrel Charles Jr., Roger Fernandes and Robert Francis III of the Elwha Klallam; Ivan Francis of the Stó:lo tribe of British Columbia; Darryl Barkley of the Yakima tribe; and Jimmy Price of Port Gamble.
Sto:lo: First Nations fight over treaty - The Sto:lo expect the House of Commons to take up ratification of a treaty, next year, that would give the small Yale band control over what the Sto:lo claim are their traditional fishing, burial, and cultural sites.
Sto:lo: Wild salmon march on Chilliwack MP's office - About a dozen protesters marched Thursday from the Sto:lo Nation site on Vedder Road to Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl's office to voice concerns about the aquaculture industry and its effect on wild salmon.
Sto:lo: Debut for Sto: lo singers - The Sto:lo Vocal Ensemble started in September as a choir for Sto:lo youth and has evolved into a young women's group.
Sto:lo: Chilliwack MP Mark Strahl supports Yale treaty - The Sto:lo dispute the Yale First Nations claim to be a separate and distinct tribal group, that the Sto:lo would have to ask permission from the Yale chief to access sacred cultural sites and family fishing spots.
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