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Recent Releases from KAFN

No choice but to go forward to the Supreme Court of Canada to protect wild salmon

Published Wed, 8 Aug 2012 17:03:25 EST Read More

Government attack on environment increases the urgency of First Nations’ access to Class Action Proceedings Media Release (VANCOUVER, BC, August 8, 2012) The Supreme Court of Canada is where the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) of the Broughton Archipelago expect to continue their quest to protect the wild salmon in their Territory. The KAFN announced this morning that they applied to the Supreme Court of Canada for Leave to Appeal the May...... Click here to read this release



British Columbia First Nation to present legal strategy addressing impacts of open net-pen fish farms on wild salmon in the Broughton Archipelago

Published Mon, 6 Aug 2012 16:49:06 EST Read More

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Is Supreme Court of Canada the next step to save wild salmon?

Published Wed, 16 May 2012 10:21:53 EST Read More

First Nation class-action on impacts of open net-pen salmon farms in British Columbia may head to highest Court Media Release (Alert Bay, May 16, 2012) An appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada may be the next stage in a long running class-action lawsuit focused on the devastation caused by open net-pen salmon farming on the wild salmon in Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN)'s Territory around the Broughton Archi...... Click here to read this release



Federal and Provincial Governments seek to overturn BC Supreme Court ruling on Certification for First Nation fishing rights class-action

Published Tue, 11 Jan 2011 09:56:45 EST Read More

Media Release (Alert Bay, January 11, 2011) Representatives of the Attorneys General of Canada and British Columbia have filed Appeals to overturn a decision by the Honourable Mr. Justice Slade of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Mr. Justice Slade's December 1, 2010, 87 page decision supported the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation's (KAFN) application for Certification of their class-action related to the interference with Aboriginal fishing rights allegedly caused ...... Click here to read this release



BC First Nation won right to launch wild salmon class-action lawsuit

Published Fri, 3 Dec 2010 16:35:15 EST Read More

Media Release A British Columbia First Nation has won the right to launch a class action lawsuit over damage to wild salmon stocks related to salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago (December 3, 2010) Background: Achieving “Certification” is an important milestone for the advancement of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation's (KAFN) class-action law suit against the British Columbia Government for devastation of their aboriginal fishing rights all...... Click here to read this release



Important “Certification” step in BC First Nations Class-Action law suit to save Broughton Archipelago wild salmon begins today in Supreme Court of British Columbia

Published Tue, 13 Apr 2010 11:12:07 EST Read More

Important “Certification” step in BC First Nations Class-Action law suit to save Broughton Archipelago wild salmon begins today in Supreme Court of British Columbia (Vancouver, April 13, 2010) A Certification Hearing, a critical stage in the advancement of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation's (KAFN) class-action law suit against the British Columbia Government for devastation caused by open net-cage salmon farming in their Territories, began in a Vancouver court room today...... Click here to read this release



Certification Hearing begins for First Nation Class-Action law suit against British Columbia Government to address negative impacts of salmon farming

Published Mon, 12 Apr 2010 13:45:08 EST Read More

Certification Hearing begins for First Nation Class-Action law suit against British Columbia Government with the aim of addressing negative impacts of salmon farming WHO: Chief Bob Chamberlin, Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) & Chairman of the Musgamagw-Tsawataineuk Tribal Council (MTTC) accompanied by Hereditary Chiefs and Regional First Nation Leaders will attend the first day of Certification Hearings in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. WHAT: ...... Click here to read this release



BC Supreme Court will not delay KAFN salmon fishery class action law suit

Published Wed, 25 Nov 2009 09:22:25 EST Read More

British Columbia Supreme Court judgment means Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) salmon fishery class action law suit will not be delayed by provincial government efforts (Vancouver, Nov. 25, 2009) In February 2009, representatives of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) launched a Class Action law suit involving the B.C. Government's regulation of open net-cage salmon farms, and the very survival of B.C.'s wild salmon. On October 8th and 9th, a series of Moti...... Click here to read this release



Fish Farm Escape in Port Elizabeth

Published Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:07:24 EST Read More

Press Release Attn: Environment, Wildlife, Fish Reporters and Editors Fish Farm Escape in Port Elizabeth (Sunday, October 25th, 2009) The Kwicksutaineuk Ah-kwa-mish First Nation is appalled and bitterly disgusted at the recently reported escape of 40,000 Atantic Salmon from the Port Elizabeth Fish Farm in the Broughtan Archipelago. After speaking with Clare Backman of Marine Harvest Canada (MHC), it was learned that during the removal of dead fish from a "natural fish kil...... Click here to read this release



Observations on closed containment fish farm in Norway

Published Fri, 29 May 2009 13:14:32 EST Read More

Observations on closed containment fish farm in Norway (May 29, 2009) There is a closed containment Atlantic salmon fish farm operating in Norway, just a little east of Bergen. And it is little surprise the developer/operator has received little if any support from the major fish Farm Companies whom call Norway home. "It is difficult to put to words how I felt standing on an operating closed containment fish farm, watching Atlantic salmon swimming inside," says Chief Bob Chamberlin,...... Click here to read this release



KAFN urge Cermaq to embrace the spirit and intent of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Published Tue, 19 May 2009 16:23:56 EST Read More

Media Release First Nations leaders confront Norway's hypocrisy KAFN urge Cermaq to embrace the spirit and intent of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Oslo, Norway - May 19, 2009) First Nations leaders, and Alexandra Morton from the Broughton Archipelago, are in Norway this week. The will meet with MPs in the Norwegian Parliament (Storting), representatives of the Sami people of Norway, financial analysts, scientists and Cermaq (Mainstream) sha...... Click here to read this release



BC First Nations file Class-Action Motion to save wild salmon in the Broughton Archipelago

Published Wed, 6 May 2009 12:29:12 EST Read More

Devastation of Broughton Wild Salmon leaves British Columbia First Nations no alternative Class-Action Motion filed (Vancouver, May 6, 2009) The next step has been taken in the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation's (KAFN) Class-Action law suit against the British Columbia Government for the devastation caused by open net-cage salmon farming in their Territories. The KAFN launched the law suit on February 4th, 2009 and today served a Motion for Certification. Bob Chamb...... Click here to read this release



Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nations feedback on the Pacific Salmon Forum report

Published Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:34:50 EST Read More

BC Pacific Salmon Forum Attention: John Fraser, Chair info@pacificsalmonforum.ca February 23rd, 2009 Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nations feedback on the Pacific Salmon Forum report I provide my feedback to the Pacific Salmon Forum's (PSF) report as chief of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) whose Territories encompass the Broughton Archipelago. We applaud the diligence of the Forum in assessing the impacts of open net-cage salmon farms and in striving f...... Click here to read this release



KAFN Statement of Claim

Published Wed, 4 Feb 2009 15:44:06 EST Read More

To view the complete Statement of Claim related to the KAFN lawsuit against the provincial government of British Columbia, please click Download Original Release....... Click here to read this release



British Columbia Wilderness Tourism Association applauds BC First Nation for going to court over salmon farming

Published Wed, 4 Feb 2009 14:23:27 EST Read More

Media Release British Columbia Wilderness Tourism Association applauds actions of the Broughton Archipelago First Nation (Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish - KAFN) for going to Court over impacts of open-net farm farms on wild salmon and shellfish (February 4, 2009 Campbell River, BC) News that the KAFN had filed a Class Action Law Suit related to the relationship between open-net salmon farming and declining wild salmon populations was greeted positively by Brian Gunn, President o...... Click here to read this release



BC First Nation launches Class-Action lawsuit against provincial government to address impacts of salmon farming

Published Wed, 4 Feb 2009 14:16:17 EST Read More

Media Release Class-Action LawSuit launched by Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish against the British Columbia Government to address the impacts of aquaculture on wild salmon in their territory (Vancouver, February 4, 2009) Today, representatives of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish (kwik wasoo tea noox & ha kwa meesh) First Nation (KAFN) gathered at the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs' office to launch a Class-Action law suit involving B.C. Government's regulation of open net-cage ...... Click here to read this release



BC First Nations to release details of class action law suit adressing impacts of wild salmon farms

Published Tue, 3 Feb 2009 14:53:43 EST Read More

Media Advisory Class-Action Law Suit to be launched by the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish against the British Columbia Government to address the impacts of salmon farms on wild salmon in their territory What: Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish (kwik wasoo tea noox & ha kwa meesh) First Nation (KAFN) will release details of a Class-Action Law Suit responding to the harm done to wild salmon in their territory by open net - cage salmon farms authorized by the British Columbia Government....... Click here to read this release



BC First Nations to launch class action law suit addressing impacts of aquaculture on wild salmon

Published Mon, 2 Feb 2009 17:11:50 EST Read More

Media Advisory Class-Action Law Suit to be launched by the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish against the British Columbia Government to address the impacts of salmon farms on wild salmon in their territory What: Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish (kwik wasoo tea noox & ha kwa meesh) First Nation (KAFN) will release details of a Class-Action Law Suit responding to the harm done to wild salmon in their territory by open net – pen salmon farms authorized by the British Columbia Government...... Click here to read this release