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121 years later, an apology is in works for boy's lynching
Latest info on Residential Schools agreement in principal, Dec 06/05
Chief blasts Fisheries' justice Sept 02/05
Ski resort resurfaces, alarms native bands
Natives bent on halting new resort
Fraser sockeye aren't returning
Hopes for bountiful harvest dashed, commercial fishery in jeopardy

Ski resort project gets temporary reprieve
By Tom Fletcher, Black Press Aug 20 2005... VICTORIA - Environment Minister Barry Penner has moved to keep a ski resort project north of Whistler alive, while negotiations continue with native groups in the area who have opposed it all along.

More Fraser River sockeye, but still no commercial fishery
Last Updated Thu, 25 Aug 2005 17:33:58 EDT
CBC News
More sockeye salmon are returning to the Fraser River in the BC lower mainland, but there are still not enough to open the commercial fishery.

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Raine clarifies his promise to St'át'imc
To the editor,
Re: Cayoosh Resort article dated Aug. 3rd, I wish to clarify the statement that Al Raine had committed to withdraw the application if he did not receive St'át'imc support.

Benefits outweigh risks in new deal for First Nations Aug24
VICTORIA - Give the Liberals' credit for a bold, somewhat risky, effort to forge a "New Relationship" with First Nations.

Ombudsman needed for aboriginal affairs Aug 24
If you've been reading the opinion section of the Vancouver Sun, you were probably intrigued by the discussion on the need for an ombudsman for aboriginal affairs

Cultural Tours Aug 24
A group of tour operators was all smiles Aug. 19, after a three-day tour package to local St'át'imc communities ended with a day-long tour of Whitecap Creek near Seton Portage.

CN donation Aug24
In the wake of the Cheakamus River chemical spill, CN Rail has announced they are partnering with the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) to help with the efforts to recover salmon stocks in the Squamish River watershed, including the Cheakamus River.

Graymont signs 40-year lease with band
As 70 witnesses looked on, the Ts'kw'aylaxw First Nation and Graymont Western Canada Ltd. signed new leases that will permit Graymont to continue its limestone mining and processing operation on Ts'kw'aylaxw reserves until 2045.

Adolph new chair of Lillooet Tribal Council,
Chief Roger Adolph has been named the new Chairperson for the Lillooet Tribal Council, effective Apr. 1.

Weget clan wins USLCES hoops event
It was a close game the whole way, but Scott Weget's team managed to pull away for a 72-68 victory over Jen Narcisse's team to win the intercultural basketball tournament May 14.

Herb Patrick Honoured
Long-serving Seton Lake Band Chief and Councillor Herb Patrick was recently honored for his 40 years of community service and his life designation as Grand Chief.

Aboriginal Educatio Enhancement Agreement
It was an historic day at the Xaxli'p Band office as representatives from 17 St' t'imc, Nlaka'pamux, and Secwpemc bands, the Gold Trail School District, the Ministry of Education, the Ashcroft Mtis Association, and the Lillooet Friendship Centre met to sign the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement (AEEA) on June 1.

Cultural Centre gala
200 attend Cultural Centre Gala. The St'át'imc Cultural Centre project is one step closer to becoming a reality after a fund-raising gala on Saturday, June 4.

McDonald offers home base to local crafters
Arts and crafts enthusiast Victoria McDonald is showcasing the talent of a large number of local artists.

U.S. Army honours T'it'q'et hero Joe Paul
After 60 years, the late T'it'q'et-born Joe Paul has been formally recognized for his World War II heroism by the United States Army.

Political chief retained
Ts'kw'aylaxw band members have voted to continue with the three-year term political chief position, said Ts'kw'aylaxw interim administrator Yvonne LaRochelle.

T't'q'et Daycare recognized as one of the best in B.C
When it comes to childcare, the T'it'q'et Daycare and Preschool is one of the best.

Residents in outlying areas fireguarding their communities
The Town Creek and Seton Lake fires of 2004 showed local communities the vulnerability of a dry, fuel-packed climate.

Fishermen agree to delay season to conserve stocks
The sockeye salmon runs have begun, but St'át'imc fishermen postponed setting up nets last week to ensure a greater return for their neighbours to the north.

T't'q'et and Sekw'el'ws host 'fam tour' for Cayoosh kids
Instead of presiding over science projects, students from four classes at Cayoosh Elementary School became willing and happy participants in a practice run for a new tourism project launched by the T'ít'q'et (Lillooet) and Sekw'el'wÒs (Cayoose Creek) communities.

Adrian re-elected to Board
Adrian re-elected to B.C. trustees' post, School District 74 Trustee Val Adrian and Chair Carmen Ranta are going to bat for Gold Trail on two B.C. School Trustees Association (BCSTA) committees.

USLCES gears up for 'fam' tours
The Upper St'át'imc Language, Culture, and Education Society (USLCES) is gearing up for familiarization tours with Xwisten (Bridge River), Tsal'lh (Seton Lake), T'it'q'et (Lillooet), and Sekw'el'ws (Cayoosh). The tours for locals will take place from Aug. 9-12, while tour groups will visit the areas Aug. 17-19.

AFN to form database of residential school survivors Aug 17th
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is looking to create a database of "Residential School Survivors," which includes some members of the St'át'imc community, says Xwsten counsellor Phyllis Peters.

Ainsworth, bands continue to work in Ama Creek burn Aug 17th
Ainsworth's operation to salvage timber in the Town Creek burn area is progressing as scheduled, Ainsworth operations superintendent Kevin Raynes says.

Cayoosh Resort deadline Aug 17th
Provincial Environment Minister Barry Penner says the province will "maintain the status quo" for the Cayoosh Resort project until the government "fulfils its requirement to consult" with First Nations about the resort proposal.

Feelings run deep over Cayoosh Resort Aug 17th
This week I want to comment on St'át'imc Chiefs Council spokesman Garry John's recent threats of protest over the possible granting of an extension of the environmental certificate for Cayoosh Resort.

Low sockeye returns Aug 17th
This was supposed to be a banner year for sockeye salmon runs in the Fraser River, but as local First Nations continue to see few fish in their nets and conservation restrictions remain in place, many are worried about catching enough fish to get them through the winter.

St'át'imc youth gathering Aug 17th
A conference for St'át'imc youth is scheduled for Aug. 22-24 at T't'q'et's Julianne Hall.

Xwísten child care Aug 17th
Xwsten band is one of 11 organizations slated for provincial funding to create more child care spaces, the provincial government announced last week.