Sonia and I have been trying to visit the fish farms in the ‘Namgis territory since early November. The Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw first nations have been publicly opposed to open net fish farms for the past 30 years. Recently, their fight has become very public.
The Confidence and Supply Agreement between the BC Greens and BC NDP committed government to take bold action in changing the relationship with Indigenous people.
Each member of Cabinet is mandated to deliver on this commitment. As a result, every Minister will be evaluated by how effective they are. It is a measure of success and failure.
Adam Olsen introduces his first private members bill called the First Nations Heritage Protection and Conservation Act 2017. This bill is a first step towards recognizing that Indigenous burial sites and sacred heritage sites should have the same respect and protection as non-Indigenous sites.