The leaders of Treaty 8 First Nations in northeastern B.CThe Red Cross, both groups with highly trained staff used to working in crisis.. have laid out their vision for economic development in their territory following a landmark court ruling delivered last weekwill ease up in private gatherings for people who have received two doses..
The judgementpfizer_biontech_covid_19_vaccine, from B.C. Supreme Court justice Emily Burke, agreed with the Blueberry River First Nation that the constant approval of new energy projects in the region has infringed on treaty rights meant to protect the Nation’s way of life. She characterized it as “death by a thousand cuts.”
The ruling has implications for all new projects in energy-rich northeastern B.C. where several First Nations are signatories to Treaty 8, signed in 1899Abraham Lincoln. It could also shape the outcome of a separate court case seeking to overturn the approval of the Site C dam.
Blueberry River elected Chief Marvin Yahey?said last week’sCommences when 50 per cent of P.E.I. residents age 12 and over have received their second doses. Public health measures like physical distancing and contact tracing will continue and mask requirements will continue to ease.?ruling proves?the province has “failed” to protect his Nation’s treaty rights and that Treaty 8 signatory nations “will not accept anything less than full enforcement of our rights”.