Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Darren Anstee

News Feed Item

Harper Government Designates Two Celebrated B.C. Aboriginal Leaders as Persons of National Historic Significance

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/22/12 -- On behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, today recognized Jean-Baptiste Lolo and Andrew Paull for their significant contributions to Canadian history.

"The national significance of Jean-Baptiste Lolo is being recognized for future generations because of his important contribution to the development of the fur trade in the Canadian West in the early 19th century," said Ms. McLeod. "Andrew Paull was instrumental in advancing Aboriginal rights in Canada. Both these individuals are worthy additions to British Columbia's list of nationally significant people."

Jean-Baptiste Lolo (1798-1868) was a Hudson's Bay Company trader and guide from B.C's interior. This region of British Columbia was not a preferred area of work among Hudson's Bay Company's employees and desertions were common. Jean-Baptiste Lolo's contributions were doubly valued as he alsogranted his extensive property to the Kamloops Reserve after his death, which helped support Aboriginal people adapt to farming and other business ventures.

A century later, Andrew Paull (1892-1959) was a Squamish leader who dedicated most of his life to protecting and advancing his people's interest. Through his ground-breaking efforts, he laid the foundation for the successes of subsequent Aboriginal rights organizations by convincing governments to consult with such organizations on matters directly affecting the lives of Aboriginal people.

"The national historic designation of Andrew Paull and Jean-Baptiste Lolo will give future generations of Canadians a better understanding of the varied and complex stories of Canada's first peoples," said Minister Kent.

The new designations will be included in Canada's system of national historic sites, persons and events, on the recommendation of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada was established in 1919 and is supported by Parks Canada. It advises the Minister of the Environment regarding the national significance of places, persons and events that have marked Canada's history. On behalf of the people of Canada, Parks Canada manages a nationwide network that makes up a rich tapestry of Canada's historical heritage and offers the public opportunities for real and inspiring discoveries.

For additional information, please see the accompanying backgrounder at www.parkscanada.gc.ca under Media Room.

BACKGROUNDER

NATIONAL HISTORIC PERSONS DESIGNATIONS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

Jean-Baptiste Lolo (1798-1868)

The journals of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) repeatedly show that the success of the fur trade in British Columbia's interior region hinged upon individuals who knew the backcountry, who spoke the many local languages, and held kinship ties with local First Nations. Widely known in his lifetime and remembered long after, Jean-Baptiste Lolo, whose several nicknames included St. Paul and Chief St. Paul, is a particularly well-documented example of such an intermediary. Lolo described himself as un Canadien, but from an early age was associated with the Secwepemc(1). Some accounts suggest that he also had an Iroquois bloodline. David Thompson of the North West Company (NWC) recorded a young hunter named Lolo in 1810-11, and he is in the earliest HBC records when it took over the NWC in 1821.

Lolo worked mainly at Thompson River post (later Fort Kamloops). In 1832, Samuel Black, Chief Factor of Columbia District, admitted that the HBC would be "lame without him." The interior region was not a preferred area of work among HBC employees and desertions were common. Lolo's dedication was therefore doubly valued. As a trade post intermediary he was responsible for trading activities and post matters. He guided the large packhorse brigades through the mountains, and arranged with local band groups to supply district posts with food. He also mediated on behalf of post business, resolving several potentially dangerous conflicts.

Two of Lolo's actions spoke directly to the long-term needs of the people of the Thompson River region and contributed to new beginnings. In 1862, a few years before his death, Lolo used his influence and contacts to ensure that his extensive property would not revert to the HBC upon his death but would be granted to the Secwepemc as part of the Kamloops Reserve. Lolo also attempted several business ventures and farming at a time of transition for local people, when traditional lifeways were challenged by land and resource depletion, and when few Aboriginal people could be self-sufficient outside the shadow of the HBC. Through his efforts, Lolo offered employment and provided an example of new ways of making a living.

Respected by Europeans and First Nations alike, Lolo achieved a remarkable measure of fame and recognition as illustrated by geographical features in the Kamloops area named after him, including Mount St. Paul, Mount Lolo, Lolo Lake, Lolo Creek, Paul Lake, and Paul Creek.

Andrew Paull (1892-1959)

A pioneer in the movement for the recognition of Aboriginal rights in Canada, this Squamish leader from British Columbia devoted most of his life to protecting and advancing his people's interests. Beginning as a community worker on his local Squamish reserve, Paull became a highly influential political activist and organizer at the provincial and national levels. His work for a Vancouver law firm between 1907 and 1911 provided him with valuable knowledge about the legal precedents for First Nations land claims, and later enabled him to discuss complex legal documents in government forums comfortably. Foremost among his interests was the resolution of issues relating to unextinguished Aboriginal title and reserve size allotments in British Columbia, problems that stemmed from the near absence of treaties in this province.

Overcoming great geographic and cultural differences, Paull brought together diverse Aboriginal groups from across Canada to collectively assert their interests and defend their rights at the national level. He was a critical force in articulating Aboriginal rights issues at the federal parliamentary special committee hearing on the land question in 1926, 1946 and 1947, sending the federal government a clear message regarding Aboriginal concerns about their rights.

In 1944, Paull founded the North American Indian Brotherhood, Canada's first successful nationally-based Aboriginal rights organization, in which he played a central role. In 1951, after decades of advocacy, he took part in the discussions that led to the first major changes to the Indian Act. Among these was revocation of certain arbitrary powers from the Minister of Indian Affairs, giving band councils more autonomy. Similarly, the legal ban on the collection of funds by Aboriginal peoples to defend their interests was repealed.

Andrew Paull's ground-breaking efforts laid the foundation for the successes of subsequent Aboriginal rights organizations by convincing governments to consult with such organizations on matters directly affecting the lives of Aboriginal people.

(1) Lillooet, Shuswap (Secwepemc), Thompson (Nlaka'pamux) and Okanagan are the four First Nations groups in the interior of B.C. (although the Okanagan traditional territory extends into Washington State). They speak languages belonging to the Interior Salish division of the Salishian language family. See also http://www.firstnations.de/development.htm?06-3-secwepemc.htm, viewed August 2008.

Contacts:
Adam Sweet
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of the Environment
819-997-1441

Media Relations
Parks Canada
819-953-8371
www.twitter.com/parkscanada

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lea...
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate a...
24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to connect your brand strategy with the right consumer. 24Notion ranked #12 on Corporate Social Responsibility - Book of List.
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone. Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Interne...
Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. Adobe helps customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Adobe content solutions are used daily by millions of companies worldwide-from publishers and broadcasters, to enterprises, marketing agencies and household-name brands. Building on its established design leadership, Adobe enables customers not o...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, data and technology are transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, will present key data findings from leading sports organizations San Francisco 49ers, Orlando Magic NBA team. By utilizing data analytics these sports orgs have recognized new revenue streams, doubled its fan base and streamlined costs at its stadiums. John Paul is the CEO and Founder of VenueNext. Prior ...
Businesses are struggling to manage the information flow and interactions between all of these new devices and things jumping on their network, and the apps and IT systems they control. The data businesses gather is only helpful if they can do something with it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Witeck, Principal Technology Strategist at Citrix, will discuss how different the impact of IoT will be for large businesses, expanding how IoT will allow large organizations to make their legacy ap...
“We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global,” explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
What does it look like when you have access to cloud infrastructure and platform under the same roof? Let’s talk about the different layers of Technology as a Service: who cares, what runs where, and how does it all fit together. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Lead Technology Evangelist at SoftLayer, an IBM company, spoke about the picture being painted by IBM Cloud and how the tools being crafted can help fill the gaps in your IT infrastructure.