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May 17, 2013 | First Nations Summit saddened by the passing of Elijah Harper
May 7, 2013 | FNLC Open Letter to BC Hydro: Destruction and Desecration of Petroglyphs
May 3, 2013 | Grand Chief Edward John of the First Nations Summit presents to House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources
March 8, 2013 | A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women
January 9, 2013 | Prime Minister Harper can't afford to idle any longer; urgent action and real outcomes must result from January 11th meeting between First Nations leaders and PM Harper
December 17, 2012 | Community and Advocacy Groups Respond to Missing Women Commission of Inquiry's Final Report
December 6, 2012 | First Nations Summit recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
November 30, 2012 | First Nations Summit Stand with Ktunaxa Nation in Opposition to Jumbo Glacier Resort Development
November 28, 2012 | First Nations Summit Congratulates Jody Wilson-Raybould on her Re-election as BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief
November 2, 2012 | First Nations Welcome Cohen Commission Final Report and Recommendations
September 21, 2012 | On 20th Anniversary of Treaty Negotiations in BC; First Nations Summit leaders call for renewed commitment from governments
August 15, 2012 | First Nations Summit Supports Day School Class Action against Federal Government
August 8, 2012 | First Nations Summit Supports International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2012
August 8, 2012 | First Nations Summit Supports Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation in Asserting Rights
July 24, 2012 | Provincial Government misses the mark: BC First Nations' traditional territories and pristine environment not for sale
July 19, 2012 | First Nations Summit Congratulates National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo on his re-election
July 9, 2012 | All Citizens of the Tla'amin Nation deserve to have their voices heard on July 10th
June 29, 2012 | First Nations Condemn Turning Back of Legal Clock by BC Court of Appeal in Tsilhqot'in Decision
June 28, 2012 | First Nations Summit welcomes Senate Standing Committee report on BC treaty negotiations, encourages Canada to take urgent action to implement recommendations
June 5, 2012 | First Nations concerned with lack of engagement on proposed Federal Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel
May 4, 2012 | First Nations Summit welcomes federal report on treaty negotiations in BC, encourages Canada to take urgent action to implement recommendations
May 3, 2012 | Ancient Musqueam Marpole village site must be protected from further desecration
April 19, 2012 | FN Leadership Council Open Letter: Federal Announcement of the Responsible Resource Development Plan
April 10, 2012 | Open Letter: Groups Affirm Boycott of discriminatory Missing Women Commission
February 24, 2012 | First Nations Summit Congratulates Grand Chief Edward John (Akile Ch’oh) on receiving a 2012 National Aboriginal Achievement Award
January 23, 2012 | British Columbia First Nations Leaders are looking ahead to First Nations/Crown Gathering on January 24, 2012
January 13, 2012 | Federal Government Comments Damaging to the Impartiality of the Joint Review Process: An Open Letter from the First Nations Summit to Prime Minister Stephen Harper
January 10, 2012 | Federal Government comments damaging to the Impartiality of the joint review process
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