First Nations Confront Devastating B.C. Wildfires

One of hundreds of wildfires threatening homes across British Columbia, including First Nations communities, some of which have burned to the ground.

read more at: https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/first-nations/first-nations-devastating-wildfires/?mqsc=ED3898637

visit https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/ 

for evacuation orders

One of hundreds of wildfires threatening homes across British Columbia, including First Nations communities, some of which have burned to the ground.

Cruel welcome back for Ashcroft Indian Band reserve evacuees

wildfire destroys 12 of 32 homes in community

By Tina Lovgreen, CBC News

read more at

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/cruel-welcome-back-for-ashcroft-indian-band-reserve-evacuees-1.4204412

Welcome Home Cruel Ashcroft

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Insurers have ‘valid reason’ to worry over fires in Western Canada, scientist says

Insurance claim payouts have steadily increased — and jump with extreme weather events read more at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/insurance-fires-floods-climate-change-british-columbia-1.4210198

A wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance behind a house that remains standing on the Ashcroft First Nation, near Ashcroft, B.C., late Sunday, July 9, 2017.

A wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance behind a house that remains standing on the Ashcroft First Nation, near Ashcroft, B.C., late Sunday, July 9, 2017. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press) Evacuees have been told they can register with the Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582

Kelsey Thorne holds her daughter Nevaeh Porter, 8, as they both cry after viewing the remains of their home where they lived with her parents that was destroyed by wildfire on the Ashcroft First Nation, near Ashcroft, B.C., late Sunday July 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Kelsey Thorne holds her daughter Nevaeh Porter, 8, as they both cry after viewing the remains of their home where they lived with her parents that was destroyed by wildfire on the Ashcroft First Nation, near Ashcroft, B.C., late Sunday July 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

One-hundred and twenty firefighters are on scene battling the blaze, along with eight helicopters and eight pieces of heavy equipment.

The region remains under an evacuation order.

What inspired her was getting mad’: Inuk writer tells family’s stories in new collection

Annie Muktuk and Other Stories is Dunning’s first published collection

read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/norma-dunning-inuit-stories-annie-muktuk-1.4203698

Norma Dunning is a PhD candidate in Indigenous Peoples Education at the University of Alberta.

Norma Dunning is a PhD candidate in Indigenous Peoples Education at the University of Alberta. (Caitlin Hanson/CBC)

 

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