Category Archives: British Columbia

‘Surprise, Surprise: Sanity Prevails’

“A landmark decision released…by Canada’s top court paves the way for development of the ‘Jumbo Glacier’ resort in the Kootenays region of British Columbia, despite strong objections from the Ktunaxa ‘Nation’. 

“The ‘nation’ was fighting the approval of a ski resort in an area held ‘sacred’ to them and had argued that allowing the mega-project ‘Jumbo Glacier Resort’ to go ahead would irreparably harm their spiritual beliefs and practices — a violation of their charter right to religious freedom.
{For the background, see below…}

“The ruling came out before the sun came up over the Ktunaxa ‘Nation’ on Thursday morning, located more than 3,000 kilometres away from the Supreme Court of Canada, in southeastern B.C.. Continue reading ‘Surprise, Surprise: Sanity Prevails’


‘Practicing Magic In School’

British Columbia law is very clear in not allowing ANY religious ceremonies in public schools {See below}. In what is becoming an all-too-prevalent double standard, this doesn’t seem to apply to aboriginal religious ceremonies: 


“A B.C. mother is asking a court to intervene in her ‘freedom of religion’ complaint against her children’s school, after an in-class aboriginal ceremony to “cleanse” their spirits and classroom to ensure “only good things will happen”.  Continue reading ‘Practicing Magic In School’

‘Chief Lashes Out At ‘Evil Bitches’

“West Moberly ‘First Nation’ {a B.C. ‘nation’ of 274 people} Chief Roland Willson has lashed out at Premier Christy Clark and BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald in a ‘Facebook’ post, calling them “evil bitches”. 


“The West Moberly are one of two ‘First Nations’ fighting Hydro’s Site C dam project in federal court…
{They just lost their case in the B.C. Supreme Court – see below. They are also suing in Federal Court…}

“In the comments section, Willson also posted a photo of a cartoon middle finger, with the caption, “Hey Christy and Jessica!”  Continue reading ‘Chief Lashes Out At ‘Evil Bitches’


‘Trouble In Paradise’

“The extraordinary decision by a Haida clan to strip two of its hereditary chiefs of their titles for secretly supporting ‘Enbridge Inc.’s proposed ‘Northern Gateway’ pipeline is being closely watched by ‘First Nations’ across Canada.ERBLTroubleInParadise800x800“The rebuke, which was delivered last week in an elaborate ceremony witnessed by more than 500 people, came as the Haida ‘nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 4,635 people} rejected what they say is a growing trend by companies to enlist the support of hereditary chiefs as a way of claiming broad ‘First Nations’ support.

“On Aug. 15, members of the clan stripped Carmen Goertzen and Francis Ingram of their titles, effectively removing them as representatives of two houses, the Yahgulaanaas Janaas of Daadens, and the Iitjaaw Yaahl Naas. Goertzen, a well-known Haida artist, had held the position for 25 years. Ingram had only been appointed a year ago.  Continue reading ‘Trouble In Paradise’


‘Who Owns British Columbia?’

“We, the {1,381} Musqueam people openly and publicly declare and affirm {to the 3 million people of the Vancouver Lower Mainland} that we hold aboriginal title to {your} land and ‘aboriginal rights’ to exercise use of {your} land, the sea and fresh waters, and all their resources within that territory occupied and used by our ancestors…”

“Vancouver city council formally acknowledged on June 25, 2014 that the land on which the city is built actually belongs to three local ‘First Nations’.

“But landowners shouldn’t worry, according to Mayor Gregor Robertson.” ERBLWhoOwnsBritishColumbia800x800Rather than accept the Mayor’s assurances, we at END RACE BASED LAW would like to ask: what exactly does “aboriginal title” mean? Does the city support this ‘First Nations’ definition:

“We are the true owners of British Columbia. The Indians across the province own everything — the rivers, the trees, the bugs, the animals. You name it. Subsurface rights, the air, the rain, the whole shot. That’s what we mean when we say we have aboriginal title to the land.”

Continue reading ‘Who Owns British Columbia?’


‘Backroom Deals For Public Lands’

Up until now, the court-ordered expansion of Race Based Law has been most damaging in remote areas of Canada and for most Canadians, it’s been ‘Out of sight, out of mind’. However, urban Canadians are now starting to have to deal with the ugly reality. ERBLBackroomDealsForPublicLands800x800Public lands in Vancouver have been put up for sale by the massively-indebted federal and B.C. governments — lands that could be worth as much as $3 billion — but instead of maximizing the profit for the public good by putting the lands up for bid, the governments have been in secret meetings with three aboriginal Bands for the turnover of the prime real estate.  Continue reading ‘Backroom Deals For Public Lands’


‘Let The Games Begin…’

“If they’re going to build the dam, let’s go and blockade it”, elder Maisie Metecheah said… “I’m not afraid. I don’t care if I go to jail. This is my land. I’m going to save my land.”     

“…Treaty 8 member practising and being Stewarts of this land…”

ERBLLetTheGamesBegin800x800‘Three arrested at Site C demonstration in support of ‘First Nations’ protest camp’ 

“…One person was taken into custody shortly after 10 a.m., according to an RCMP media release. It states that individual along with another demonstrator were blocking vehicles from entering a private work site related to the BC Hydro project… 

“Roughly two hours later, shortly after 12 p.m., RCMP responded to another call about demonstrators blocking traffic. The release states two members of that group failed to comply with instructions to move to the side of the road and, after being given “ample warning”, were taken into RCMP custody…  

“…the January 6 demonstration on the roadway was in support of another group of protesters who have formed an encampment at the Rocky Mountain Fort on the west side of the Moberly River near Fort St. John. 

“A ‘Prince George Citizen’ report describes that group as members of the ‘Prophet River ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 270 people} who have established the camp in opposition to the dam’s construction…   Continue reading ‘Let The Games Begin…’


‘NO GO’ Zones On B.C. Reserves’

“B.C.’s representative for children and youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, said she estimates there are about 25 of B.C.’s 203 ‘First Nations’ who have so-called ‘no-go zones’ on their reserves, in attempts to prevent visits from social workers.”ERBLNoGoZonesOnB.C.Reserves800x800FB‘Social workers left girl at risk in ‘no-go zone’

“A vulnerable aboriginal girl was left at risk because social workers were afraid to visit a ‘First Nations’ reserve where they had been previously threatened with a knife and a gun…

“The 14-year-old girl lived with a sometimes-violent, mentally ill mother, suffered physical and emotional abuse, and was likely sexually assaulted by at least two people in her community before taking her own life…the report said.

“B.C.’s representative for children and youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, said the social workers {afraid of aboriginal violence} effectively turned the reserve into a “no-go zone” that prevented them from protecting children in dangerous situations. Continue reading ‘NO GO’ Zones On B.C. Reserves’


‘All Is Not Well In B.C.’

“The first issue is a governance question. Are British Columbians to be ruled by a government (in this case, the Sechelt ‘First Nation’…) in which we have no vote or voice? This is basic and an affront to democracy.” 

ERBLAllIsNotWellInBC800x800“We will assert our right to overcome the provincial jurisdiction. The province will have no more say in how they run ‘our land’, how they manage ‘our resources’. They will have no more say in the foreshore, they will have no more say in the water rights, they will have no more say in how forest tenures are handed out. We have put them on notice.” 

–Sechelt (‘shishalh’) Chief Calvin Craigan   Continue reading ‘All Is Not Well In B.C.’