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We still have title’: How a landmark B.C. court case set the stage for Wet’suwet’en protests – CBC

Feb 13, 2020 Delgamuukw vs. British Columbia underscores First Nations’ authority over their land Amid the backdrop of nationwide protests, blockades, and arrests, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs on the front lines of the fight to stop a pipeline in their traditional territories are pointing to a Supreme Court case from the 1990s that underscores their authority […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 202031 Views

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Court documents show 2014 guilty plea for Inuk actor and Order of Canada recipient Johnny Issaluk – APTN News

February 10, 2020 Court records obtained by APTN News show that Nunavut actor and Order of Canada recipient Johnny Issaluk received a 15 month probation sentence in 2014 for uttering threats against a woman. Issaluk’s history was brought out into the open last week when Nunavut filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril took to social media to protest […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202056 Views

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Indigenous rail blockades cause chaos for Ontario travellers, commuters – National Post

RCMP officers there have been arresting people for breaching a court injunction related to opposition to the 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline Ontario commuters scrambled to make last-minute changes to their travel plans on Sunday as protesters continued their blockade of two crucial VIA Rail routes, part of a demonstration against a natural gas pipeline being […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202027 Views

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Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs Launch Court Challenge to Coastal GasLink Pipeline’s Environmental Approval

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have filed an application for a Judicial Review of the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) decision to extend the environmental certificate for Coastal GasLink’s proposed fracked gas pipeline in Northwest BC for another five years. WireService.ca Media Release (02/05/2020) Vancouver, BC – The application challenges the BCEAO decision to extend permits despite […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 202049 Views

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Trans Mountain Pleased with the Court’s Decision to Dismiss Challenges to the Federal Government’s Approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Feb 4, 2020 Ian Anderson, President and CEO of Trans Mountain Corporation: We are pleased with the Court’s decision to dismiss the Applicants’ challenges to the Federal Government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. After many years of consultation and review we are pleased to be able to continue moving forward and building the Project in respect of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202045 Views

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Federal Court of Appeal dismisses First Nations’ Trans Mountain pipeline expansion challenge – APTN News

February 4, 2020 In a unanimous decision Tuesday, the Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project by several First Nations. “Government of Canada has adequately fulfilled its duty to consult with Indigenous peoples,” the court said in its ruling. “The court focused on the reasonableness of Cabinet’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202038 Views

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UBCIC: Federal Court of Appeal’s Ruling on TMX Brazenly Attacks Indigenous Title and Rights and Threatens Climate

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – February 4, 2020) Today the Federal Court of Appeal overruled the four challenges to the federal government’s re-approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX). The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is deeply disappointed by the court’s decision in Coldwater Indian Band et al. v. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 2020106 Views

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Court dismisses Indigenous challenges of Trans Mountain pipeline – National Observer

February 4th 2020 The Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion can proceed, even if Indigenous concerns still haven’t been addressed, because the Trudeau government consulted adequately with First Nations and the consultation process can’t be used as a veto, the Federal Court of Appeal said Tuesday. The unanimous ruling by the three-judge panel found that the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202028 Views

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FCA Decision: Statement from Premier Jason Kenney

Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement on the Federal Court of Appeal dismissing applications against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: “This is a victory for common sense and the rule of law. We are pleased the Federal Court of Appeal made a fair decision. This ruling confirms what we’ve known all along: the Trans […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202033 Views

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Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project February 4, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – Following the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision today on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the federal government must ensure that First Nations’ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202079 Views

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Statement by Minister O’Regan in Response to Federal Court of Appeal Decision on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

From: Natural Resources Canada February 4, 2020 The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources, today issued the following statement regarding the decision by the Federal Court of Appeal to uphold the Order in Council approving the Trans Mountain Expansion project: The Government of Canada welcomes the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA). […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202062 Views

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Sask First Nations call for end to practice of ‘birth alerts’ – CBC

Feb 04, 2020 BC, Manitoba announce end to placement of newborns into provincial care The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) says Saskatchewan must join other provinces and end the practice of “birth alerts.” A Saskatchewan government official said the practice is under review. A birth alert is issued when there is concern for the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202042 Views

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Court to rule on Canada-owned Trans Mountain oil pipeline – Reuters

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal is scheduled to rule on Tuesday whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government adequately consulted indigenous people when it approved last year an expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline. Approval would clear some uncertainty over the twinning of a 67-year-old pipeline that runs from Alberta to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202034 Views

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Northern Wildflower: No easy fix for foster care – Northern News Services

February 2, 2020 There is no one solitary solution to solving the problem that is the colonial child welfare system. The current system needs to be done away with and a new way of caring for children in need must be rebuilt. Having been in the foster care system as a foster child and having […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202030 Views

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‘We want this to happen:’ First Nation in Saskatchewan moves to handle its own child services – Toronto Star

Feb. 2, 2020 COWESSESS, SASK.—A Saskatchewan chief says his First Nation is not waiting on Ottawa to announce funding before the band works toward taking over its own child welfare. Cowessess First Nation, about 170 kilometres east of Regina, is one of at least eight Indigenous groups in Western Canada and Ontario that have notified […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202041 Views

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Manitoba to End Use of Birth Alerts

January 31, 2020 Focus will be on Building Trust, Safety Plans with High-Risk Mothers: Stefanson As of April 1, child welfare and public health systems in Manitoba will be ready to more effectively and proactively connect mothers with supports, and will no longer issue birth alerts for high-risk expectant mothers, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202064 Views

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Ministry approves agency advancement – Anishinabek News

DOKIS FIRST NATION – Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services (NCFS) is advancing towards a historical designation as an Indigenous Child Welfare Agency, after receiving the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCCSS) approval to advance to Stage 3 – Transition Stage, as part of the 5-Stage Ministerial process. The correspondence was received from Assistant Deputy […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202047 Views

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Federal Court of Appeal to release decision Tuesday in Trans Mountain challenge – CBC

December court hearing specifically focused on consultation with First Nations Jan 30, 2020 The Federal Court of Appeal is set to release its decision on the latest challenge of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Tuesday. Four First Nations from British Columbia filed court challenges after the federal government approved the project a second time […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202032 Views

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Government Invests in Granny’s House to Help Keep Families Together

The Manitoba government is investing $400,000 to launch Granny’s House, a one-year pilot project to provide short-term, culturally safe and community-led care to children and families who could otherwise be at risk of becoming involved in the child welfare system, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “Our government is committed to keeping families together,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202066 Views

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Couple’s bid to get back infant son apprehended after birth alert has been delayed – APTN News

January 28, 2020 A couple hoping a week-long trial would end their bitter battle with a Manitoba child welfare agency that apprehended their newborn son from hospital will have to wait until March 6 after a judge delayed the trial so the father could get a legal aid lawyer. The couple, who can’t be named […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202076 Views

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Province, PAGC to continue partnership on Indigenous child welfare project – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

The PAGC is in the process of recruiting and training 50 First Nations and Metis foster parents in order to provide culturally-appropriate homes. In the midst of its successes, the provincial government and the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) have opted to continue working together on a foster care project that gives First Nations and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202039 Views

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Unifor supports request for Northern Pulp decision Supreme Court review

January 23, 2020 HALIFAX – Unifor has joined with Northern Pulp and nine individuals representing the broader forestry industry in a request for judicial review filed today in Nova Scotia Supreme Court. The application seeks a review of Nova Scotia Environment’s (NSE) December 17, 2019 decision regarding Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment facility (ETF) project. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202040 Views

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Reference to the Court of Appeal of Quebec in Relation with The Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families

MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2020 – By Order in Council of the Government of Quebec bearing number 1288-2019, the following constitutional question is submitted to the Court of Appeal for hearing and consideration: 1. Is the Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families ultra vires of the jurisdiction of the Parliament of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202066 Views

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Cree Nation Welcomes Court of Appeal’s Dismissal of Strateco’s Claim

The Court of Appeal held that in deciding whether or not to authorize the project, the Minister was not only permitted but required to consider the Cree Nation’s position on the Matoush Project, which was located on the traditional family hunting grounds of the Cree Nation of Mistissini. “For the Cree Nation, this decision is […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202060 Views

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Heiltsuk Nation pursues “bitumen reference” case in Supreme Court

January 16, 2020 Ottawa – The Heiltsuk Nation has asked the Supreme Court to open the door to recognizing the role of Indigenous nations in protecting the environment through their own laws, as the Court deliberates on whether BC has jurisdiction to enact measures to regulate the transport of oil through the province. The BC […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202058 Views

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Four First Nations have their say at the Supreme Court hearing over Trans Mountain expansion – APTN News

January 16, 2020 The B.C. government is asking Canada’s high court to give it authority over what can flow through the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta and four First Nations are there to tell the justices that Indigenous issues aren’t being addressed. The Haida Nation, Heiltsuk Council, Beecher Bay First Nation, and Little Shuswap […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202070 Views

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Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services launches new website – Anishinabeknews.ca

NIIJAANSINAANIK CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES HEAD OFFICE (December 18, 2019) –We are pleased to announce that the Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services website is now online at www.niijcfs.com. The new website features: Organizational History, Child and Family Services, Cultural Services, News, Events, Careers, Policies, information on how to become an Alternative Caregiver, and more. In […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202060 Views

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‘We want young people calling us directly’: head of the new children and youth unit in the Ontario ombudsman’s office

January 10, 2020 The message Ontario’s Ombudsman Paul Dubé and the head of his office’s new children and youth unit want to share with young people across the province is: if you have a question, call. The relatively new unit, headed by Diana Cooke, has a mandate to promote respect for the rights of children […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202098 Views

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Supreme Court to hear B.C. case attempting to halt Trans Mountain expansion – Richmond News

January 15, 2020 OTTAWA — The B.C. government will ask Canada’s high court Thursday to give it authority over what can flow through the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta. The case is a make-it-or-break-it affair for the multibillion-dollar project: if B.C. is allowed to prevent heavy oil from flowing through the pipeline, it would […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202056 Views

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Batshaw isn’t taking indigenous report seriously, its authors say – CTVNews

MONTREAL — Batshaw Youth and Family Services has ignored a report highlighting its lack of awareness of indigenous issues, the report’s authors have said. In Nov. 2019, researchers released a report: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back, critical of the way Batshaw handles cases involving indigenous families. Since then, the report’s recommendations have not been […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202059 Views

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P.E.I. Mi’kmaq appeal to Supreme Court of Canada over Mill River sale – CBC

‘It is the responsibility of today’s leadership to ensure that our rights are protected’ Jan 13, 2020 P.E.I.’s Mi’kmaq leaders are appealing the sale of the Mill River Resort to the Supreme Court of Canada. In a statement issued Monday, the Mi’kmaq governments said it is their position that Aboriginal rights were not duly considered, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202059 Views

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The Supreme Court Of British Columbia Failed To Consider The Fundamental Principle Of Reconciliation In The Coastal Gaslink Pipeline Ltd. V. Huson

THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA FAILED TO CONSIDER THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF RECONCILIATION IN THE COASTAL GASLINK PIPELINE LTD. V. HUSON OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (“IBA”) is of the view that the Supreme Court of British Columbia failed to consider the fundamental principle of reconciliation in the Coastal GasLink […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2020296 Views

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Court’s Decision in Servatius v. Alberni School District No. 70 Upholds Reconciliation and Protects Indigenous Learning

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – January 8, 2020) Today the Supreme Court of British Columbia made its decision on Servatius v. Alberni School District No. 70 and ruled in favor of the Alberni School District, supported by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) who served as intervenors. The Supreme Court concluded that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2020134 Views

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B.C. mom loses court case arguing Indigenous ceremony at kids’ school infringed on religious freedom – CBC

Parent felt traditional smudging ceremony was religious activity, not cultural Jan 08, 2020 The B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed a mother’s case against School District 70 in Port Alberni that argued a smudging ceremony at her children’s school and a prayer performed by a hoop dancer at a school assembly infringed on their religious freedoom. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 202097 Views

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Winter Newsletter 2020 – Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

As the New Year begins, many of us often set our sights on change. We identify personal goals and put plans in place so that we can achieve them. At my office, we look forward to change too. However, we are keenly interested in broader changes in the system of public services so that the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202096 Views

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An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and Families

An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and Families NOVEMBER 8, 2019 New federal child welfare legislation, An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children youth and families, is coming into force on January 1, 2020. This legislation will bring significant positive changes to First Nations Child and Family Services, while […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2020161 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says Government of Quebec Must Reconsider Proposed Legal Action on Indigenous Child Welfare Act

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says Government of Quebec Must Reconsider Proposed Legal Action on Indigenous Child Welfare Act December 20, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Government of Quebec’s decision to request that the Quebec Court of Appeal rule on the constitutionality of Bill C-92, the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 2020112 Views

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Baffin Fisheries wins case against former CEO – SaltWire Network

Judge rules more than half-million dollars wrongly converted from company for personal use ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador this week awarded Baffin Fisheries $544,000 following a civil trial against the company’s former CEO Garth Reid. The company says Reid unlawfully diverted company funds for his personal use, including the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 2019187 Views

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‘It’s been a long time coming’: Samantha Dick on Indigenous Court in lakecity – Coast Mountain News

Dec. 18, 2019 The Indigenous Court will be officially opened in April 2020 in Williams Lake When the newly-approved Indigenous Court for Williams Lake gets underway next spring offenders will need to admit their guilt, be ready to make amends and request their case being heard in that court. “They have to be ready to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201983 Views

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Federal lawyers defend Trans Mountain consultation with Indigenous groups – The Globe and Mail

Lawyers for the Canadian government have defended its consultation with Indigenous groups for the proposed Trans Mountain expansion project, citing scores of meetings and specific steps designed to address First Nations’ concerns, including a program to study the impact of shipping noise on killer whales. In opening arguments for the federal government, lawyer Jan Brongers […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2019120 Views

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Carbon tax and Trans Mountain court battles wrapping up – CityNews Edmonton

Dec 18, 2019 CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Two court cases that could have a major impact on Alberta are getting ready to wrap up. Final arguments are expected to conclude Wednesday for Alberta’s carbon tax challenge and an Indigenous objection to the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion on the west coast. The United Conservative government argues […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2019105 Views

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First Nations accuse Canada of altering internal reviews of marine spill risk reports on Trans Mountain – CBC

Dec 17, 2019 Lawyers for Canada say allegations are unfounded, changes between versions of documents not substantive The Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish nations have accused Ottawa of altering internal government documents related to the risks of marine spills before once again approving the Trans Mountain expansion project. Details of these allegations were presented in the Federal […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2019106 Views

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‘You can call anything a national concern:’ Alberta questions federal carbon tax – Energeticcity.ca

December 16, 2019 EDMONTON — Allowing Ottawa’s carbon tax law to stand would give the federal government a tool it could use to repeatedly chip away at provincial powers, lawyers for the Alberta government argued Monday. “If you uphold this legislation, you’re opening the door to exactly that type of thing,” Peter Gall told a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201976 Views

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New Indigenous court coming to Williams Lake – Nanaimo News Bulletin

The court is intended to help reduce the over-representation of Indigenous peoples in jails There will be a new, Indigenous court in Williams Lake, Attorney General David Eby announced Monday. “Our government is committed to addressing the over-representation of Indigenous peoples in the correctional system, which has its roots in systemic discrimination and the impacts […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2019132 Views

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BC Government: Minister’s statement about new Indigenous court

Dec. 16, 2019 VICTORIA – David Eby, Attorney General, has issued the following statement in support of the new Indigenous court in Williams Lake: “Our government is committed to addressing the over-representation of Indigenous peoples in the correctional system, which has its roots in systemic discrimination and the impacts of intergenerational trauma from residential schools. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2019139 Views

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Court to hear First Nations’ challenge of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – Toronto Star

Dec. 16, 2019 VANCOUVER— Four British Columbia Indigenous groups are set to argue in the Federal Court of Appeal that the Canadian government failed to consult adequately with them before its latest approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. A three-day hearing is scheduled to begin today in Vancouver to consider legal challenges launched by […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2019140 Views

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Alberta court to hear province’s appeal of federal carbon tax – CTV News

December 16, 2019 EDMONTON — About a year ago, Alberta’s United Conservative Party leader stood in front of 1,500 raucous supporters and called the federal carbon tax an act of “economic masochism” that he would fight with everything in his power if he were elected premier. Jason Kenney did win the election last spring, and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 201983 Views

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First Nations in court this week arguing Trans Mountain pipeline expansion should be quashed — again – CBC

Federal Court of Appeal to hear arguments about extent and adequacy of government’s consultations Dec 16, 2019 Several B.C. First Nations will be squaring off against the federal government in the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver this week, arguing that it failed to conduct meaningful consultations with them about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2019127 Views

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NT Government: Report of the Director of Family and Child Services Released

Earlier this week, Minister of Health and Social Services, Diane Thom, tabled the 2018-2019 Annual Report of the Director of Child and Family Services (CFS) in the Legislative Assembly. The report provides data on child and family services program delivery throughout the Northwest Territories. Information in the report includes the number of children receiving services, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2019103 Views

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YT Government: Honouring Connections fosters progressive approach to supporting First Nation children in care

Yukon First Nations governments, the Council of Yukon First Nations and the Government of Yukon’s Family and Children’s Services are pleased to announce their commitment to a new initiative called Honouring Connections. Honouring Connections is a collaborative process developed to address the systemic over-representation of First Nations children in the child-welfare system. This process is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2019203 Views

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