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A Case Summary on McCargar v Métis Nation of Alberta

August 10th, 2018 This detailed case summary, below, for the recent Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Decision on the MNA Special Resolutions is also availbe as a PDF here: PST LLP Case Summary – McCargar v Metis Nation of Alberta Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Upholds Métis Nation of Alberta Bylaw Changes Dealing with Authorizations […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201813 Views

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Manitoba Hydro asks court to review PUB directives

August 10, 2018 Manitoba Hydro is asking the Manitoba Court of Appeal to review and overturn certain aspects of a recent Public Utilities Board (PUB) order. In a leave to appeal filed earlier today, the Crown corporation is requesting the court consider jurisdictional issues with two aspects of PUB Order 90/18, namely directing the corporation […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201837 Views

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Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Upholds MNA Special Resolutions

TO: Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Citizens, Locals, Regions, and Provincial Council FROM: Audrey Poitras, MNA President DATE: August 3, 2018 RE: Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Upholds MNA Special Resolutions on the Authorization from its Members regarding Negotiating Modern Day Treaty and Crown Consultation As a follow up to my previous memo on this […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201830 Views

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Court decision raises questions about collective representation, says Alberta Métis president – Edmonton Journal

August 6, 2018 A recent court ruling in favour of the Métis Nation of Alberta highlights divisions within the community amid ongoing negotiations with Ottawa for self-determination, says the president of the Fort McKay Métis. “(It’s) a club trying to represent the rights of the traditional Métis community,” Fort McKay Métis president Ron Quintal said. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201840 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Intervening in B.C. Government Legal Reference Case on Trans Mountain Pipeline to Ensure Protection for First Nations Rights

Assembly of First Nations Intervening in B.C. Government Legal Reference Case on Trans Mountain Pipeline to Ensure Protection for First Nations Rights August 3, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has been granted intervenor status in the B.C. government’s reference case at the B.C. Court of Appeal regarding the Trans Mountain […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2018103 Views

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Kivalliq Hall qualifies for residential school settlements, Nunavut appeals court rules – CBC

Lawyers for federal government claimed school was N.W.T.’s responsibility, not Canada’s Jul 31, 2018 Students who lived at Kivalliq Hall in Rankin Inlet are eligible for residential school settlements, according to the Nunavut Court of Appeal. Justices Patricia Rowbotham, Sheila Greckol and Jo’Anne Strekaf upheld a decision from 2016 to include the former student residence […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201819 Views

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B.C. First Nations seek injunction to halt Site C project on Peace River – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 23, 2018  VANCOUVER _ A lawyer for First Nations aiming to stop work on the Site C dam says there’s no remedy besides taking the project “out of the ground” in northeastern British Columbia. Reidar Mogerman says the West Moberly First Nations’ way of life has already been disrupted by a reservoir […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201839 Views

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Site C injunction hearing begins today – Alaska Highway News

July 23, 2018 Two Northeast B.C. First Nations returned to court today to ask a Supreme Court judge to stop construction of the Site C dam. The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations argue that work on the $10.7-billion project on the Peace River outside Fort St. John should stop until the courts can […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201830 Views

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B.C. Supreme Court to decide whether to stop Site C dam work – CBC

West Moberly First Nations want interlocutory injunction to stop work ahead of trial Jul 23, 2018 A B.C. Supreme Court judge will hear arguments this week on an application to stop work on the Site C dam ahead of a trial to determine if the multi-billion dollar project violates First Nations treaty rights. The West […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201841 Views

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Saskatchewan government asks court to order protesters off legislature lawn – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2018 18:37 By Ryan McKenna THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ The Saskatchewan government wants a court to order protesters who are camping outside the legislature to leave. It also wants a judge to force Regina police to remove them if need be. The Justice of Our Stolen Children camp has been set up […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201832 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Statement: Eabametoong First Nation celebrates victory in overturning Landore mining exploration permit

(Toronto, ON, July 18, 2018) Yesterday, Eabametoong First Nation announced that the Divisional Court of Ontario overturned a drilling exploration permit issued by the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Mines, Northern Development and Indigenous Affairs granted to Landore Resources Canada, against Eabametoong’s objections. This decision is an important victory for all First Nation communities who struggle […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201855 Views

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Eabametoong First Nation Celebrates Court Overturning Landore Mining Exploration Permit

Thunder Bay (July 17, 2018): Today the Divisional Court of Ontario overturned a drilling exploration permit issued by the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Mines, Northern Development and Indigenous Affairs. The permit had been granted to Landore Resources Canada in 2016, against Eabametoong’s objections. The Court held that Ontario failed to consult honourably with Eabametoong and […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201846 Views

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NAN: Court Upholds First Nation’s Right to Consultation as Mining Permit Revoked

THUNDER BAY, ON (July 17, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler applauds Chief Elizabeth Atlookan and Council following today’s ruling that revokes a mining exploration permit due to inadequate consultation with Eabametoong First Nation: “We applaud Chief Atlookan and Council, and are encouraged that the duty to consult and the recognition of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201834 Views

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Court Ruling Pleases First Nation Leaders – Magic 99.9

July 17, 2018 First Nation leaders are celebrating a recent court ruling on mining exploration. An Ontario court judge overturned a drilling exploration permit issued by the provincial government to Landore Resources against the objections of the Eabametoong (Fort Hope) First Nation. The court ruled Ontario failed to consult honourably with the community and that […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201824 Views

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Tsilhqot’in Nation welcomes Court Victory

Williams Lake, BC: The Tgilhqot’in Nation welcomes today’s B.C. Supreme Court decision to grant an interlocutory injunction against an exploration permit issued by British Columbia to Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) for an extensive drilling program in the Te2tan Biny (Fish Lake) area. TML had planned to start the drilling work as early as next week. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 2018123 Views

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B.C., Blueberry River First Nations negotiate trial adjournment

June 29, 2018 VICTORIA – The Province of British Columbia and Blueberry River First Nations have agreed to adjourn pending litigation until Oct. 15, 2018, as an outcome of productive negotiations. The Province and Blueberry River are continuing discussions outside of court, to collaboratively address Blueberry River’s concerns about the effects of resource development in their […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201844 Views

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Canada’s first Métis Citizenship Judge Welcomes New Canadians

From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Across Canada 1,950 new will be Canadians welcomed on Canada Day June 29, 2018 – Winnipeg, MB – New Citizenship Judge Suzanne Carrière will preside over her first citizenship ceremony on Canada Day, officiating at a special ceremony in Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg. Judge Carrière will welcome 50 new […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201889 Views

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Tsilhqot’in Nation back in court to challenge Taseko Mines Ltd. drilling permits

Williams Lake, BC: June 25, 2018: T T il qot’in Nation is onc again b ing forc d to t BC Supreme Court to challenge drilling permits issued to Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) by the outgoing BC Liberal government during the wildfires of 2017. The BC Mines Act permit approves an extensive drilling program by […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201846 Views

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Court ruling puts more scrutiny on Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation enrolment process – CBC

Judge rules plaintiffs had the right to ‘question the legitimacy of actions of the FNI’ Jun 27, 2018 Six applicants to Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation should be reinstated on the band’s membership list pending a determination of the validity of a supplemental agreement that affected the enrolment process, according to a recent Newfoundland and Labrador […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201850 Views

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Sixties Scoop settlement may be in jeopardy after Ontario judge rejects legal fees as ‘excessive’ – CBC

Settlement agreement awarded $75M in fees to be divided among 4 law firms A national settlement for survivors of the Sixties Scoop may be in jeopardy after an Ontario judge rejected the provision for legal fees as being too high and called for their renegotiation. In a ruling released last week, Justice Edward Belobaba of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201835 Views

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Grand Opening of the Wagmatcook Court

June 21, 2018 Nova Scotia’s first Aboriginal Wellness and Gladue Court was officially opened and celebrated in Wagmatcook First Nation today, June 21, marking National Indigenous Peoples Day. “This new court represents a historic step forward in supporting Indigenous justice in this province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil, and who is also Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201856 Views

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Ceremony held to mark grand opening of Nova Scotia Indigenous court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 21, 2018  WAGMATCOOK, N.S. _ Nova Scotia has become the first province in Canada to open a superior court on a reserve that will incorporate Indigenous restorative justice traditions and customs. “We can’t just talk about reconciliation. We have to act on it,” Mi’kmaq Grand Keptin Andrew Denny said Thursday during an […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201845 Views

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Government of Canada congratulates Wagmatcook and We’koqma’q First Nations on courthouse grand opening

June 21, 2018 – Wagmatcook First Nation, NS – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is committed to reconciliation and working in partnership with Indigenous communities, the provinces, territories, and other partners to fully implement the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Norman […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201847 Views

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Court full as schools, parents dispute Alberta gay straight alliance law – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 20, 2018 By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS MEDICINE HAT, Alta. _ A big crowd showed up this morning for the first court challenge to an Alberta law barring schools from telling parents if their children join a gay-straight alliance. A Court of Queen’s Bench justice in Medicine Hat is hearing an […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201856 Views

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RCYBC Representative’s Report #31 – Reviews and Investigations: June 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

June 18, 2018 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 inform improvements to services. Download report NT5

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201856 Views

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South Dakota high court dismisses appeal against Keystone XL – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 14, 2018 By James Nord THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PIERRE, S.D. _ South Dakota’s Supreme Court this week dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear their cases. But an attorney battling the project says the “fight is not over.” Groups fighting […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201850 Views

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RCYBC: Statement on residential agencies

As an advocate for British Columbia’s most vulnerable youth, I am compelled to publicly express my grave concerns about the operations of some residential agencies contracted by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) that continue to leave many youth in government care at unnecessary and unacceptable risk. I was shocked and disappointed to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 2018130 Views

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Supreme Court tie favours Indian tribes in Washington state – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 11, 2018 By Phuong Le THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE _ Washington state must restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court order. The justices divided 4-4 in the long-running dispute that pits the state against Northwest Indian […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201852 Views

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Supreme Court tie favours Indian tribes in Washington state – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 11, 2018  WASHINGTON _ The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court order that forces Washington state to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. The justices divided 4-4 Monday in the long-running dispute that pits the state against Indian tribes and the federal government. The tie serves […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 201862 Views

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Métis in B.C. set to take over control of their own child welfare

June 7, 2018 KAMLOOPS – The 90,000-strong Métis community in British Columbia is one step closer to taking over child welfare authority for their children and families, with the historic signing of an agreement between the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) and the Province. “Children deserve to grow up with their families and in their […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201876 Views

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2 northern Ontario First Nations in court over pipeline work in their territories – CBC

Aroland, Ginoogaming arguing that maintenance on old pipelines be subject to consultation Jun 06, 2018 Two northwestern Ontario First Nations are in court in Toronto today, challenging a pipeline company’s ability to dig on their traditional territories without consultation. Aroland and Ginoogaming First Nations, located northeast of Thunder Bay, Ont., in the Greenstone area, are […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201852 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation Files Court Challenge against Pallister Government on Hydro Agreement

June 1, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand, along with MMF legal counsel, are holding a press conference to detail the judicial review set to be filed in the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench on Monday, June 4. Date: Monday, June 4, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Room 16, Manitoba […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201897 Views

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Consent: How one mother beat the child welfare system and got her kid back – APTN News

June 1, 2018 When her son started talking about suicide while living in a group home this mother decided she needed to do something. Emails between her and the child welfare agency show she pushed to get him help while being kept at a distance. Then during an unsupervised visit in April she didn’t return […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 201845 Views

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Dispensary to close after judge orders it to stop selling cannabis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 1, 2018  HALIFAX _ A Halifax cannabis dispensary that’s been subject to police searches is being shut down by the city for operating without a licence. A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge granted the Halifax Regional Municipality the power to change the locks of Coastal Cannapy Inc. The city says Justice James […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 201852 Views

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Federal Court rules against band council that ‘concocted’ reasons to keep family out – APTN News

May 30, 2018 Guy Peters always knew he belonged to his nation in British Columbia. The federal government always did, too. It says so on the back of his status card. But for over 30 years the band council of Peters First Nation refused to accept him as a member. That is until it was […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201880 Views

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Vancouver, Squamish pipeline challenges dismissed by court in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 24, 2018  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ The City of Vancouver and Squamish Nation have lost legal challenges aimed at quashing an environmental assessment certificate issued by British Columbia for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In separate rulings issued Thursday, a B.C. Supreme Court judge found that the decision […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 201864 Views

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A court office for civil cases at the Kuujjuaq courthouse

KUUJJUAQ, QC, May 24, 2018  – Residents of Ungava Bay in Nunavik will now have access to services at a court office for civil and family cases at the Kuujjuaq courthouse. The new court office is located at 151 Siuralikuut Street in Kuujjuaq, and citizens can file applications from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201862 Views

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British Columbia files constitutional challenge of Alberta legislation

May 22, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia has filed a statement of claim in Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench. The Attorney General of B.C. is bringing this action, based on public interest standing on behalf of British Columbians, challenging the constitutionality of Alberta’s Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act. The complete statement of claim […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201855 Views

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Top court set to hear Vice case that pits media freedoms against police powers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 22, 2018 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Canada’s highest court is set to grapple with a closely watched case that pits the ability of journalists to do their work effectively against the ability of police and prosecutors to do theirs. At Wednesday’s scheduled hearing, Vice Media planned to urge […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201867 Views

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B.C. heading to court in Alberta to stop fuel restriction law, may seek damages – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ Tensions over the Trans Mountain pipeline increased Thursday with British Columbia announcing plans to launch a lawsuit over new Alberta legislation that could restrict fuel exports to the West Coast. B.C. Attorney General David Eby said his province will ask the Court […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201863 Views

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Federal Court ruling in favour of applicants challenging Qalipu enrolment – The Southern Gazette

The Mi’kmaq First Nations Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador has won an important court battle in its fight against the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band enrolment process. On Tuesday, Justice Russel Zinn of the Federal Court ruled in favour of the applicants in the David Wells and Sandra Wells cases, which contested the amendments to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201882 Views

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Saskatchewan seeks intervener status in B.C. Trans Mountain pipeline case – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 9, 2018 REGINA _ Saskatchewan is seeking intervener status in British Columbia’s reference case over the flow of heavy oil through that province. Attorney General Don Morgan says Saskatchewan is dismayed that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion continues to be held up by unreasonable delays. The case before the B.C. Court of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201864 Views

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Saskatchewan applying to Participate in Pipeline Reference Case before B.C. Court of Appeal

May 9, 2018 The Attorney General of Saskatchewan will be applying to participate in the reference case currently before British Columbia’s Court of Appeal concerning the constitutionality of British Columbia’s proposed amendments to its Environmental Management Act. “We are dismayed that a pipeline that will benefit many people across Canada continues to be held up […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201851 Views

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Surf clam controversy: Federal bid for reconciliation lands in court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 8, 2018 HALIFAX _ One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s signature bids to promote reconciliation with Indigenous groups in Atlantic Canada is now facing a court challenge and allegations of conflict of interest. The mounting complaints stem from a decision by Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc to award a potentially lucrative Arctic surf […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201888 Views

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A seafood empire and a court battle over Trudeau’s push for Indigenous reconciliation – CBC

Arctic surf clam case lands in Federal Court, revealing First Nations divisions and Clearwater’s manoeuvring May 07, 2018 One of the Trudeau government’s signature acts of Indigenous reconciliation is being challenged in court, exposing the fierce competition between First Nations for a shellfish quota worth millions — and the jockeying by one of Canada’s leading […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201864 Views

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Mohawk community’s ‘marry out, get out’ law ruled unconstitutional – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 1, 2018  By Sidhartha Banerjee THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ A judge has ruled the so-called ”marry out, get out” provisions of a membership law on the books of a Mohawk community near Montreal are unconstitutional. The sections, which Kahnawake authorities said were designed to preserve Mohawk culture, are discriminatory and violate […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 2018102 Views

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First Nations youth to meet in Edmonton for first-of-its-kind conference on child intervention system – CBC

‘Transitioning into independence, that can be a real vulnerable time’ Apr 30, 2018 Kiana Cardinal’s best friend used to come over to her family’s house to play. They would do normal things, like annoy Cardinal’s older sisters and then take off running and laughing to the trees outside, where they’d try to build forts. Then […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 2018110 Views

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BC Government: Province proposes changes to improve Indigenous child welfare

April 24, 2018 VICTORIA – Indigenous communities will have greater involvement in child-welfare decisions to help keep their children out of care, safe in their home communities, and connected to their cultures under proposed legislation changes that were announced by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). “Keeping Indigenous children connected to their family […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 2018112 Views

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Fort Frances concerned about power dam lawsuit – Tbnewswatch.com

Town has been in litigation for years with Couchiching First Nation FORT FRANCES, Ont. — Town council in Fort Frances will hold a special meeting Tuesday night to discuss ongoing litigation over a land dispute with the nearby Couchiching First Nation and three other area First Nations. A portion of the meeting will be conducted in […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201876 Views

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Enbridge Line 3 project should follow existing route, U.S. judge says – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 23, 2018 By Steve Karnowski THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS _ Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy’s proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than company’s preferred route, an administrative law judge recommended Monday. The proposal has drawn strong opposition because Enbridge’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201862 Views

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