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Canada’s top court dives deep into duty to consult issue – APTN News

January 16, 2018 The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments Monday that may change the way laws are made if the court agrees governments are required to consult First Nations over new legislation. “The reality is right now … governments can pick or choose whether they consult about legislation, so it could be a law […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201813 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases Summary Report: Five Years of Investigations – OCYA-AB

January 15, 2018 Edmonton…Del Graff, Provincial Child and Youth Advocate, released a summary report of investigation statistics and trends over a five-year period, coinciding with the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate’s (OCYA) independence from government. This Summary Report focused on 252 serious injuries or deaths of young people reported to the Advocate between […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 201828 Views

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CBC Investigates: Nunavut court management slams ‘biased and one-sided’ toxic workplace report – CBC

Response takes issue with report’s vagueness in not backing up ‘serious allegations’ with hard facts Management within Nunavut’s court services division says the findings of a toxic workplace investigation may have been a result of “systemic investigator bias.” In a formal response to the investigation — which found Nunavut’s court services unit is a toxic […]

by pmnationtalk on January 12, 201835 Views

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Manitoba court hearing on $90M settlement for residents of flooded First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 12, 2018 13:15 WINNIPEG _ Some 4,000 members of Manitoba First Nations may soon get compensation for flooding seven years ago that has left some residents still out of their homes. A court hearing is underway to approve or reject a $90-million settlement in a class-action lawsuit by the Lake St Martin, Dauphin […]

by pmnationtalk on January 12, 201834 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation to Intervene at Supreme Court of Canada Next Week on Precedent-Setting Crown Consultation Case

Manitoba Métis Federation to Intervene at Supreme Court of Canada Next Week on Precedent-Setting Crown Consultation Case Manitoba Métis Will Argue ‘No Laws About Us Without Us’ Winnipeg, MB – On Monday, January 15, lawyers for the Manitoba Metis Federation are set to appear before the Supreme Court of Canada as an intervener in a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201853 Views

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Nation To Nation: Two courts will be hearing some important cases – APTN News

January 12, 2018 An on-going court case could put a little more money in the pocket of band members in 21 Anishinabek First Nations, something the federal government is fighting. They are collectively suing the Crown in Ontario Superior Court, saying their $4 annuity is a broken treaty promise. Indigenous people around Lake Huron signed […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201829 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs calls on Premier Pallister to stop Manitoba’s divide and conquer tactics in child welfare reform

Jan 10, 2018 TREATY ONE TERRITORY _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) remains resolute that First Nations must lead child welfare reform in Manitoba, and calls on Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister to ensure Manitoba Minister of Families Scott Fielding respects First Nations jurisdiction and stops his continued divisive and unilateral approach to child welfare […]

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 201853 Views

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Fort McKay First Nation says it’s ready to take legal action against oilsands project if approved – CBC

‘The AER has already put blinders on what really matters to us,’ Fort McKay chief says Jan 09, 2018 The Fort McKay First Nation says it’s ready to take legal action against any approval of an oilsands project near the First Nation’s ancestral homeland. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) began public hearings in Fort McMurray […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201831 Views

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First Nation’s legal action ‘a last resort’ – Whitehorse Star

The Teslin Tlingit Council (TTC) has filed a petition with the Yukon Supreme Court against the Government of Canada. It’s seeking to negotiate a renewed Financial Transfer Agreement (FTA) that provides adequate funding for the self-governing First Nation as required in its Final and Self-Government Agreements. Rather than accepting the federal government’s request to extend […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2017113 Views

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Makivik Corporation: Request to Set the Case Down for Judgment by Default – For January 10, 2018

Montreal, Quebec, December 20, 2017- For Immediate Release We wish to advise beneficiaries of the High Arctic Relocatee Trust (HART) that on December 20, 2017 at 10:20 AM, Makivik Corporation and collectively, the HART beneficiaries, were served with the Request to Set the Case Down for Judgment by Default concerning the termination of the HART. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 21, 201747 Views

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Enviro groups, Indigenous alliance seek right to challenge oil exploration in Gulf of St. Lawrence – Sierra Club

Groups, acting in public interest, demand day in court to defend Gulf of St. Lawrence St. John’s, NEWFOUNDLAND — Environmental groups and an alliance of Indigenous peoples are in court today to argue they should be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit challenging an oil and gas exploration licence. The lawsuit challenges a decision to […]

by aanationtalk on December 20, 201741 Views

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B.C. adoption rates ‘disappointing,’ declining this year, says children’s rep – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s child and youth representative says the government needs to devote more effort to finding permanent adoption families for young people in care because this year’s preliminary numbers are disappointing. Bernard Richard says for the first six months of this fiscal […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201775 Views

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Adoption Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 13, 2017  VICTORIA – British Columbia’s child and youth representative says a government plan to increase adoption rates for young people in care is faltering. Bernard Richard says in a report that he is disappointed that adoption rates have declined this year, especially for Indigenous children and youth. He […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201794 Views

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BC First Nations Legally Challenging Site C Decision – CKLB

December 13, 2017 At least two First Nations in BC are planning to legally challenge the government of BC’s decision to move forward with Site C construction. The project, which is behind schedule and over budget, has already used $4 billion, leading the government to and utilities commission conclude it would be a disservice to […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201745 Views

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Adoption and Permanancy Numbers Flagging for B.C.’s Children and Youth in Care

VICTORIA – The provincial government is faltering in its efforts to find permanent homes for the children and youth in its care – particularly for Indigenous children and youth – shows a report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth. Only 84 B.C. children and youth in care were adopted during the first […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201756 Views

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TNG NR – Tsilhqot’in Celebrating Federal Court Rulings. Court dismisses Taseko Mines Ltd.’s challenges to New Prosperity Panel Report and 2014 Federal Rejection

December 07,  2017 The Tsilhqot’in Nation is celebrating the Federal Court’s dismissal of two judicial reviews brought by Taseko Mines Limited (TML). First, TML challenged the 2013 New Prosperity Mine Panel Report. Secondly, TML challenged the 2014 Federal rejection of the proposed mine and the constitutionality of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. The dismissals by […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 201776 Views

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Alberta promises lawsuit, other “consequences” on Saskatchewan licence plate ban – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 7, 2017  EDMONTON _ The great licence plate fight between Alberta and Saskatchewan may be escalating into a much larger conflict. Alberta Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous says there will be _ in his words _ “consequences” if Saskatchewan does not roll back its ban on Alberta licence plates on its job […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201794 Views

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7 Northern Ontario First Nations to develop child and family agency – CBC

Agency would replace Children’s Aid Society for Indigenous families in Sudbury, Nipissing, Parry Sound area Dec 07, 2017 A group of First Nation communities in northeastern Ontario wants to make sure Indigenous families have access to culturally appropriate services. The Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations is developing a child well-being agency, that would serve […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201741 Views

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Federal court dismisses Taseko’s judicial reviews – Williams Lake Tribune

Two judicial reviews filed against the Minister of Environment, the Attorney General of Canada and the TNG have been dismissed Dec. 6, 2017 Taseko Mines Ltd.’s two judicial reviews regarding the rejection of its New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project, 120 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake, have been dismissed by the Supreme Court of Canada. In […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201735 Views

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BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee Responds to the Supreme Court of Canada Peel Watershed Decision

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC) – December 1st, 2017  Today, the Supreme Court of Canada sided with Yukon First Nations against the Yukon government, ending a five year legal battle that started in the territorial courts, and was appealed to Canada’s highest court. The Yukon government’s decision to dramatically weaken a treaty-established commission’s plan to preserve a vast […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201753 Views

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ON: Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 – Phase 1 Proposed Regulatory Provisions – Comment Period Open

Once proclaimed, the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) will provide a modern, child- and youth centred legislative framework to strengthen services and help protect and care for some of Ontario’s most vulnerable children and youth. Proclamation of the CYFSA is expected in Spring 2018. The Ministry of Children and Youth Services has actively engaged […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201758 Views

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N.W.T. Indigenous leaders say Peel decision shows Canada must honour treaties – CBC

Dene national chief calls on prime minister to make statement at Assembly of First Nations meeting Dec 04, 2017 When she heard the news, Gwich’in Tribal Council president Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan was still at home with her family, getting ready for the day. “Our family just cheered and were happy because it just means so […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201765 Views

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Supreme Court Decision on Peel Watershed a Landmark Decision for First Nations Rights in Their Traditional Territories, says AFN National Chief Bellegarde

Supreme Court Decision on Peel Watershed a Landmark Decision for First Nations Rights in Their Traditional Territories, says AFN National Chief Bellegarde December 3, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court of Canada guaranteeing protection for the Peel Watershed in the Yukon. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 2017208 Views

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High court sides with First Nations, environmental groups in Yukon dispute – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 1, 2017  By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ In a victory for First Nations and environmental groups, the Supreme Court of Canada says the Yukon government was not entitled to rewrite a land-use plan for a huge swath of wilderness in the territory. The unanimous high court ruling Friday is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 2017146 Views

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High court sides with First Nations, environmental groups in Yukon dispute – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 1, 2017  By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ In a victory for First Nations and environmental groups, the Supreme Court of Canada says the Yukon government was not entitled to rewrite a land-use plan for a huge swath of wilderness in the territory. The unanimous high court ruling Friday is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201777 Views

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B.C. foster kids benefit from Vancouver Foundation’s foresight – Straight.com

A $1.1-billion philanthropic organization has gone to extraordinary lengths to give youths leaving government care a better chance at success Rachel Malek hasn’t always had a smooth road in life. After leaving home at the age of 14, she experienced homelessness and exploitation, and was involved with the foster-care system. She also endured some mental-health […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201762 Views

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Changes to Adoption Act, Regulations Come Into Force – Government of Saskatchewan

December 1, 2017 The Government of Saskatchewan has made changes to strengthen The Adoption Act, 1998 and The Adoption Regulations, 2003 to better serve Saskatchewan children and their families. “There has been a lot of work done, and a significant amount of change to both The Adoption Act and The Child and Family Services Act, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 2017100 Views

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Liberal government withdraws court case on First Nations health care – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 30, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Liberal government won’t go to court over health care services for First Nations children after reaching an agreement with the parties in a case before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says changes have been made to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2017106 Views

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St. Anne’s Indian Residential School cases in Ottawa’s legal crosshairs, says lawyer – CBC

Ottawa to argue in B.C. on Friday that survivors don’t have a right to ‘procedural fairness’ in IAP hearings Nov 29, 2017 Angela Shisheesh begins to weep as she talks about her deceased brother who never received compensation for the abuse he suffered while in St. Anne’s Indian residential school. The Fort Albany-based school gained […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 201755 Views

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Supreme Court to hear Canadian Human Rights Commission’s arguments in historic human rights case

November 27, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission Tomorrow, the Canadian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) will appear before the Supreme Court of Canada to argue on behalf of the people of Canada—that they be allowed to use the human rights system to fight discrimination when it results from a federal law. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 201762 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate (AB) releases Annual Report

November 27, 2017 Edmonton…Del Graff, Provincial Child and Youth Advocate, released the 2016-17 Annual Report of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA). This year’s Annual Report provides a summary of OCYA activities during the past year, and reflects on how far the organization has come over the first five years as an […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 201785 Views

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St. Anne’s Survivors Hearing – Next Hearings

More legal challenges by St. Anne’s Survivors will be heard in the Superior Court of Justice. Notice of Next Public Proceeding Date:          November 29 – December 1, 2017 Time:         10:00 AM Location:   800 Smythe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia All support is welcome. Please attend and ask family/friends to attend this […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 201749 Views

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Memo: Update on Lawsuit Against MNA

November 24th, 2017 TO: MNA Citizens, Locals, Regions and Provincial Council FROM: Audrey Poitras, MNA President DATE: November 24, 2017 RE: Update on Lawsuit Against the MNA As some of you may be aware, one MNA citizen started a lawsuit against the MNA in November 2016 with respect to two special resolutions duly passed by […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201771 Views

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Manitoba Judge Vic Toews drops court challenge of ethics commissioner ruling – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 24, 2017 11:02 WINNIPEG _ Manitoba Judge Vic Toews has dropped his court challenge of a federal ethics commissioner’s ruling that found he violated the Conflict of Interest Act when he received money from two Manitoba First Nations. A Federal Court document shows Toews, a former federal Conservative cabinet minister, filed a notice of discontinuance […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 201782 Views

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Charged with illegal fishing, Mi’kmaw man seeks to redefine Supreme Court’s Marshall decision – CBC

Civil action could have wide-reaching impact on Indigenous access to natural resources Nov 17, 2017 Exactly 18 years after the Supreme Court of Canada issued a clarification of its ruling on Indigenous peoples’ right to fish, a Mi’kmaw fisherman from New Brunswick’s lawsuit against the Crown will be in court — hoping to clear it […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 2017101 Views

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Appeal allowed: Supreme Court to decide how abandoned oil wells to be handled – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 9, 2017  OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal from Alberta’s energy regulator that seeks to overturn a ruling that could allow bankrupt energy companies to walk away from cleaning up abandoned oil wells. The decision could affect industrial sites across the country. The question is whether a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 2017103 Views

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Squamish Nation challenging B.C.’s approval of Kinder Morgan project in court – CBC

Provincial judicial review expected to last all week, Squamish Nation arguing consultation was inadequate Nov 06, 2017 The Squamish Nation says it was not given adequate information about the safety risks associated with Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain expansion project. It’s taking that argument to the B.C. Supreme Court this week in hopes of stopping […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201787 Views

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RCY-BC: Representative’s Report #30 – Reviews and Investigations: Feb. 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations Update #30 Purpose The purpose of the Representative for Children and Youth’s (RCY) reviews and investigations of child deaths and critical injuries is to identify and thoughtfully analyze issues, particularly in service delivery. The intent is to help prevent similar deaths or injuries in the future and to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201786 Views

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National Column: Top court takes pause on Indigenous advances – MorinvilleNews.com

Nov 6, 2017 The Supreme Court has long been in the vanguard of expanding Indigenous rights. But in a landmark ruling, it has deftly applied the brakes. The ruling, released Thursday, centres on an attempt by the Ktunaxa First Nation of British Columbia to stop a ski resort from being erected on sacred land. But […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 201782 Views

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OCYA-AB: Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving deaths of three Indigenous youth

November 06, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed an Investigative Review involving the deaths of three young people and is publicly releasing the results of the reviews as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Over seven months in 2015, three young people of Indigenous heritage from different […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 2017153 Views

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Ski resort a step closer after high court ruling in Grizzly Bear Spirit case – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 2, 2017  OTTAWA _ Approval of a ski resort in a region held sacred by Indigenous people does not violate their constitutional right to freedom of religion, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday. A senior Indigenous leader said the decision demonstrates a lack of knowledge. “That’s sacred ceremonial grounds. That’s where […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201794 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada to rule in B.C. case involving Indigenous spirituality – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 1, 2017 OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada is due to release a decision Thursday in a case that hinges on freedom of religion and how Indigenous spirituality should be protected under the Charter of Rights. The Ktunaxa Nation appealed to Canada’s highest court after courts in British Columbia refused to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201771 Views

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B.C. premier says Site C could end up in Supreme Court over Indigenous rights – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 31, 2017  VICTORIA _ Premier John Horgan says British Columbia’s $8.8 billion Site C dam project could face ongoing legal battles over Indigenous rights and may eventually end up in the Supreme Court of Canada. Horgan made the comments Tuesday on the eve of the release of an independent review his government […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201781 Views

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Alberta Government: New courthouse opens in Fort Vermilion

October 27, 2017 The Alberta government is improving access to justice for Fort Vermilion and area residents by opening a new courthouse with modern technology and increased space. The new facility will house the Provincial Court of Alberta as its Fort Vermilion circuit court location. It is a much-needed upgrade to the community’s previous modular […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 2017130 Views

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Robinson-Huron treaty litigation hearing continues – Myespanolanow.com

October 27, 2017 Hearings into the interpretation of the Robinson-Huron Treaty and its $4 annuity payments are now underway. Member First Nations of the Robinson-Huron Treaty hope to convince the courts that the treaty has to be dealt with under today’s terms and monetary status. First Nations of the Robinson-Huron Treaty area filed the lawsuit […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201781 Views

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First Nations rally in front of Supreme Court

Credits: Old Ottawa Guy Published on Oct 18, 2017 A rally was held outside of the Supreme Court of Canada while inside a complex appeal involving a British Columbia First Nation’s claim to aboriginal title was taken place.

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 2017361 Views

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Ontario Boosting Support for Children and Youth in Care

Province Investing in Transportation, Educational Liaisons to Provide Stability for Students October 23, 2017 2:30 P.M. Ministry of Education Ontario is boosting support for children and youth in care with new funding for student transportation and educational liaisons, to provide more stability and assistance at school so students can reach their full potential. Mitzie Hunter, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 2017117 Views

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MNBC: Historic Partnership Signing for Métis Children, Youth and Families

On October 13, 2017 the Métis Nation British Columbia signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding with the Federation of Community Social Services of British Columbia (FCSSBC). The partnership focuses on bringing and keeping our Métis children, youth, and families home through distinction-based, Métis specific services and the development of Métis institutions in the province. As […]

by aanationtalk on October 20, 201763 Views

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RCYBC – Representative’s Report #30 – Reviews and Investigations: Feb. 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

October 17, 2017 The purpose of the Representative for Children and Youth’s reviews and investigations of child deaths and critical injuries is to identify and thoughtfully analyze issues, particularly in service delivery. The intent is to help prevent similar deaths or injuries in the future and to inform improvements to services. Download report NT5

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201782 Views

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2011 Manitoba Flood Class Action Notice of Certification and Settlement Approval Hearing

To anyone who is a member of the Pinaymootang (Fairford), Little Saskatchewan, Lake St. Martin, or Dauphin River First Nations, who lived in Manitoba during the 2011 Flood: A Class Action Lawsuit May Affect Your Legal Rights. WINNIPEG, Oct. 17, 2017 CERTIFICATION The Courts have determined that the class action is certified and can proceed […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 2017113 Views

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