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Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

VICTORIA – Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad has issued the following statement:
VICTORIA – Members of the Legislative Assembly are standing up against violence faced by Aboriginal women in support of the fourth annual Moose Hide Campaign.
VICTORIA – The Moricetown Band has reached agreements for two proposed natural gas pipeline projects to become partners in B.C.’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry and opening the door to economic growth within its community and membership.
PRINCE GEORGE – The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today emphasized the importance of creating enduring opportunities for Aboriginal communities through responsible resource development in his keynote speech at the 12th annual Premier’s BC Natural Resource Forum luncheon.
VICTORIA – Three First Nations have joined the growing support for liquefied natural gas (LNG) development in B.C. through natural gas pipeline benefits agreements signed with the Province.
VICTORIA – Supporting clean, green energy development among First Nations continues to be a priority for the B.C. government. 
VICTORIA – Looking back at 2014, this has been a year of revitalizing partnerships between First Nations and the Province of British Columbia and focusing on reconciliation to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people.
VICTORIA – Thirty-seven community-based organizations will share close to $350,000 in Giving Voice grants to fund programs aimed at stopping violence against Aboriginal women and girls, by changing behaviours and attitudes, and mobilizing communities.
PORT HARDY/FORT FRASER – Two First Nations communities will receive a total of $60,000 for studies of renewable energy projects with the potential to reduce the use of diesel fuel in their communities.
TERRACE – A new run-of-river hydroelectric facility developed by AltaGas is enabling the Tahltan First Nation to participate in producing clean, sustainable energy in their traditional territory. To boost the Tahltan Nation’s participation in the Volcano Creek Hydroelectric Project, the B.C. government, through the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund, is providing the Tahltan Central Council with $500,000 for an equity investment.
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