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Re-elected Phillip: ‘We have to act’

First Nations communities in B.C. are facing “powerful forces” looking to “exploit the land for profit,” said veteran First Nations leader Grand Chief Stewart Phillip Thursday in a victory speech after retaining the post of president for the Union of BC Indian Chiefs during the organization’s annual general assembly.


BC gold mine area once no-go zone

The area round the controversial Prosperity mine site was once a no-go zone for development. The provincial government put a stop to much smaller projects a few years ago citing concerns over fish habitat and First Nations rights.