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Supreme Court of Canada clarifies when regulatory bodies may be relied on to fulfill the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples – Dentons.com

August 15, 2017 As the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) explained in Haida1 and Carrier Sekani2, it is open to legislatures to empower regulatory bodies to play a role in fulfilling the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples. Carrier Sekani further clarified that, whether the Crown may rely, in whole or in part, on a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017172 Views

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What comes next for Clyde River after Supreme Court victory? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2017  By Tad Lemieux, PhD researcher in sovereignty and rhetoric, Carleton University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Tad Lemieux, PhD researcher in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2017204 Views

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Mattagami First Nation to file lawsuit against CN Rail – CBC

The First Nation is seeking $30 million for damage caused by two train derailments near Gogoma, Ont. in 2015 August 14, 2017 An Ontario Indigenous community has filed a lawsuit against CN Rail. The Mattagami First Nation says the suit relates to two derailments that took place near Gogoma in 2015. It says the derailments caused major […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017165 Views

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First Nations woman files charges against Mount Polley company – APTN News

August 10, 2017 While the province of British Columbia did not press any charges against the executives of the Mount Polley mine, a First Nations woman pressed ahead and did it herself. Bev Sellers convinced a justice of the peace that executives with the Mount Polley mine company needed to be held accountable for the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 201773 Views

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Indigenous rights advocate to guide BC in Trans Mountain pipeline challenge – The Globe and Mail

Aug. 10, 2017 In naming Thomas Berger the B.C. government’s outside counsel for legal challenges involving the Trans Mountain pipeline project, Attorney-General David Eby recalled studying Mr. Berger’s work when he himself was a law student. “His history extends all the way back to the Calder decision, which actually established the existence of First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017101 Views

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BC hires native rights lawyer on Kinder Morgan pipeline – North Shore News

August 10, 2017 The B.C. NDP is beginning to deploy its legal strategy to slow or stop the construction of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Environment Minister George Heyman and Attorney General David Eby announced Thursday morning that the province has hired Thomas Berger, a lawyer and former B.C. Supreme Court justice with expertise in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 201774 Views

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(Trans-Mountain) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2017 Trans-Mountain, 5th Writethru Correction code:2 Update:CORRECTS from source. Attorney General David Eby erroneously said in para 18 that the province had already filed their response to Squamish Nation. Eds:Moves Business and National. Guard against duplication. This is a corrected story. In a previous version, the attorney general erroneously said that […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017100 Views

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B.C. joins legal battles against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2017  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ British Columbia says it will join the legal fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, while warning the company it can’t begin work on public land until it gets final approval from the province. The NDP government has hired former judge Thomas […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 201789 Views

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New permanency fund for Indigenous and Métis youth in care – First Call BC

Do you know of a project or an organization that could use financial support in developing permanency activities? A new fund is available for Indigenous and Métis community solutions that address permanency for Indigenous and Métis children and youth in foster care. The Lifelong Connections fund provides up to $4500 for community events and activities that raise […]

by aanationtalk on August 10, 2017102 Views

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Utah’s $1.9 billion claim from mine spill reveals no details – CP

Source: The Associated Press Aug 9, 2017 By Dan Elliott THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Utah’s $1.9 billion claim against the Environmental Protection Agency for a multi-state mine waste spill says Utah’s water, soil and wildlife were damaged, but it offers no specifics. The Utah Attorney General’s Office provided a copy of the claim to The Associated Press Wednesday. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201774 Views

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Indigenous heritage doesn’t overrule other factors in adoption: B.C. court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 9, 2017 15:33 By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Aboriginal heritage must be considered when placing a child with an adoptive family, but it does not overrule all other factors in deciding their best interests, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled. The unanimous decision released Tuesday is the latest in the province […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 2017147 Views

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Indigenous heritage doesn’t overrule other factors in adoption: B.C. court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 8, 2017  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Aboriginal heritage must be considered when placing a child with an adoptive family, but it does not overrule all other factors in deciding their best interests, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled. The unanimous decision released Tuesday is the latest […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201793 Views

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Retired Mohawk wrestler Billy Two Rivers to settle lawsuit against Van Morrison – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 4, 2017 By Morgan Lowrie   THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ A retired Mohawk professional wrestler has reached an agreement in principle to settle a lawsuit with singer Van Morrison over the use of his image on the cover of an upcoming album, his lawyer said Friday. Billy Two Rivers’ New York-based […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2017144 Views

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Chippewas must pay energy giant’s legal bills in lost court battle – CBC

Enbridge said it is reviewing the court’s decision to award costs to the oil company Jul 28, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the Chippewas of the Thames, a community of 3,000, to pay energy giant Enbridge’s legal fees after an unsuccessful attempt by the First Nation to stop the company’s ambitions on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2017126 Views

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IRC: A Win For Treaty Rights: The Supreme Court Of Canada Issues Decision In Clyde River Appeal

JULY 26, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada issued its decisions in the companion cases Hamlet of Clyde River et al v PGS et al. and Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v. Enbridge Pipelines Inc. today in much-anticipated rulings. Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC), welcomed today’s unanimous decision of the Court in the Clyde River […]

by pmnationtalk on July 27, 2017116 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Disappointed with Supreme Court Decision – Time to Implement UN Declaration

July 26, 2017 (Regina SK,) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde responded today to the Supreme Court of Canada decisions today in the Chippewas of the Thames and Clyde River cases dealing with Indigenous peoples right to consultation and accommodation. “It’s clear today that our right to consultation and accommodation must […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017694 Views

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Supreme Court to decide on oil and gas development and Indigenous consultation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2017  OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court is set to wade into the area of Indigenous rights and natural resource development once again. The court will decide this morning whether the federal government can rely on National Energy Board reviews to fulfil its duty to consult Indigenous communities before development can take […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201799 Views

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NunatuKavut Community Council denounces arrest of Inuit protesters – The Compass

Jim Learning, Eldred Davis and Marjorie Flowers were taken into custody and jailed in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Friday in connection with their protest of the Muskrat Falls project. In a statement today, NCC President Todd Russell said all three have expressed their opposition to the project for years. Russell pointed out in the statement Learning […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201752 Views

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Line 9 Supreme Court ruling will be crucial for Chippewas of the Thames – CBC

Group argues they were not properly consulted on Enbridge’s plan to reverse flow of oil pipeline Jul 25, 2017 The new chief of a London-area indigenous community says a Supreme Court decision expected Wednesday will be a turning point for his people. That’s when Canada’s highest court is expected to issue its ruling on an […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201778 Views

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Developer takes legal action to remove protesters from Parker Lands – CBC

Demonstrators remain defiant in the face of lawsuit, potential court order to leave Jul 21, 2017 The developer looking to build homes and apartment buildings on the Parker Lands has launched a lawsuit and injunction against protesters occupying land around equipment at the site. All tree-clearing work on the site near Waverley Street and Hurst […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 201764 Views

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Court Delivers Major Setback for TransCanada’s LNG Pipeline to PNW LNG

July 20, 2017 VANCOUVER, BC – Petronas’ massive LNG export proposal on Lelu Island faces a constitutional law obstacle. The Federal Court of Appeal today set aside a National Energy Board (NEB) decision regarding the provincially approved Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline proposal and sent the matter back to the NEB for re-determination. The 900-kilometre PRGT […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 201775 Views

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Task to build new residential care system must have an immediate impact on young people, says Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

TORONTO, July 19, 2017 – Today, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (the Ministry) released its Blueprint to reform residential care services in Ontario at a time of heightened scrutiny of the province’s ability to adequately care for young people living in residential settings in the child welfare, youth justice and mental health sectors. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2017118 Views

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Circle shares suffering – The Chronicle Journal

A sacred circle made up of 250 women from across Ontario was formed beneath an overcast sky in the parking lot of the Victoria Inn on Tuesday. Drumming elders from Blue Sky Community Healing Centre led the procession of women from the Catholic Women’s League around the hotel and into the circle as part of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201726 Views

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Coroner’s inquests into two Nunavut deaths begin in July – Nunatsiaq Online

Inquests to be held for Baker Lake’s Paul Kayuryuk, Rankin Inlet’s Victor Kaludjak July 12, 2017 Special coroner’s inquests exploring the deaths of Nunavut men in Rankin Inlet and Baker Lake are set to begin this month, in back-to-back hearings starting July 24 and running into August. Nunavut’s Office of the Chief Coroner confirmed July […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201740 Views

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Crown Attorney Appointed in Digby

July 07, 2017 David Curry has been appointed a Crown attorney in Digby. Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions, announced the appointment today, July 7. “Mr. Curry’s experience and background make him a valuable asset to the public prosecution service,” said Mr. Herschorn. Mr. Curry is a member of both the African Nova Scotian community […]

by pmnationtalk on July 7, 201773 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada denies appeal of First Nations challenge to Site C dam – Amnesty International

Amnesty International is deeply concerned by the announcement that the Supreme Court of Canada will not consider a further appeal of a First Nations challenge to the Site C dam. The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations had asked that federal approval of the megaproject be overturned because the decision was made without first […]

by pmnationtalk on July 7, 201755 Views

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Provincial Government Supports the Innu Leadership’s Call for Inquiry into Treatment of Innu Children in Care

July 06, 2017 The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Innu Leadership have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines their mutual intent to pursue an inquiry into the treatment, experiences and outcomes of Innu in the child protection system. The MOU was signed by the Innu Leadership and the Honourable Dwight […]

by pmnationtalk on July 6, 201775 Views

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First Nations hoping provincial government will deliver after Supreme Court of Canada defeat on Site C – Energeticcity.ca

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After news came down that the Supreme Court of Canada would not hear appeals from West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations, they say the news is disappointing. The judgement stated the following: “The Federal Court dismissed the Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations’ application for judicial review of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 201761 Views

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AER appeal of Redwater Decision to Supreme Court of Canada

Protecting what matters – standing up for Albertans, Canadians, and the environment The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and Orphan Well Association have filed for leave to appeal the Redwater decision to the Supreme Court of Canada. The Farmers’ Advocate Office, Dene Tha’ First Nation, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan have provided materials in support of the appeal. The […]

by pmnationtalk on July 5, 201773 Views

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Superior Court Turns Down Request for Extension from Federal Government to Fix Discriminatory Language in Indian Act – Globe and Mail

Jun. 29, 2017 The Quebec Superior Court has turned down Ottawa’s request to extend a July 3 deadline to fix specific sections of the Indian Act that discriminate against women, meaning people who have applied for Indian status – and the benefits that go with it – will not be able to receive it next […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201749 Views

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Advisory: Historic solitary confinement lawsuit at the BC Supreme Court begins July 4

For immediate release VANCOUVER – On Tuesday, July 4, 2017 West Coast LEAF will be at the BC Supreme Court to argue that solitary confinement causes specific and severe harms to women inmates. The historic case is brought against the Attorney General of Canada by the BC Civil Liberties Association and John Howard Society of Canada, who say […]

by aanationtalk on July 4, 201789 Views

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Tribe or band, a judge will decide who represents Lelu – The Northern View

First Nations and federal government in court battle over Pacific Northwest LNG project Jun 28th, 2017 In a matter of weeks, a federal judge is expected to decide on whether the Gitwilgyoots Tribe or the Lax Kw’alaams Band is the proper representative for Lelu Island and Flora Bank. The land in question is the site […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201789 Views

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BR Federal Court First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 24, 2017 OTTAWA – The Liberal government is going to Federal Court to seek “clarity” on two aspects of a compliance order issued against it in May by a quasi-judicial human rights tribunal. It involves delivery of First Nations child health care. In a joint statement, Health Minister Jane […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201741 Views

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A few challenges in the reinstated Court Challenges Program – CBA National Magazine

The Canadian Bar Association is happy to see the Court Challenges Program reinstated. The program has played an important role in developing groundbreaking jurisprudence on equality and language rights in Canada. That said, the reinstated and modernized program as proposed – particularly the decision to extend the scope of the Program and the continued exclusion […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201740 Views

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BR Sask Police Indigenous – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 20, 2017 SASKATOON – A human rights watchdog says indigenous women in Saskatchewan have been subjected to violence, invasive strip searches and other mistreatment by police. New-York-based Human Rights Watch says the group documented 64 cases of alleged violent abuse during a visit last year to the province that […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201745 Views

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Man convicted of sex attack seeks legal records in bid to discredit victim – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 19, 2017 By John Cotter THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ A man convicted of sexually assaulting an indigenous woman whom the Crown had jailed and shackled to ensure her testimony has applied for legal records to try to discredit her as he seeks a mistrial. Lance David Blanchard was found guilty in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201787 Views

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City loses bid to re-open swing bridge – The Chronicle Journal

Jun 15, 2017. The City of Thunder Bay has lost its bid to have CN Rail re-open the James Street bridge to public traffic. But it has not ruled out further efforts to get the roadway portion of the bridge, damaged by a minor fire in 2013, returned to use by vehicles. In his 28-page […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201747 Views

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City’s CN Application Dismissed by Court

June 14, 2017 – The Superior Court of Ontario has dismissed the City of Thunder Bay’s application for an order requiring CN to maintain the James Street Bridge. “We are disappointed with the decision, and are considering our options going forward,” said Norm Gale, City Manager. “A full report will be brought to City Council […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201756 Views

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Province shuts down three Thunder Bay foster homes – Thestar.com

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services conducted surprise inspections in May June 13, 2017 The province has taken the unusual step of quickly inspecting and shutting down three Thunder Bay foster homes after the death last month of Indigenous teen Tammy Keeash, the Star has learned. Keeash, 17, disappeared from her foster care residence […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201748 Views

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Fish Farm Drops Trespass Lawsuit Against ‘John and Jane Doe,’ but Not Morton – The Tyee

Marine Harvest not suing First Nation members who boarded farm and issued eviction notice. Marine Harvest has narrowed its lawsuit claiming protestors trespassed on a fish farm, abandoning a claim that could involve members of the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation while pressing its lawsuit against biologist and activist Alexandra Morton. The giant Norwegian corporation had sued […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201767 Views

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Lawsuit against Tahoe Resources cleared for trial in Canada, ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ with regard to risks

June 12, 2017 (Ottawa/Oakland/Tatamagouche/Toronto/Washington D.C.) An investor alert released today warns that historic developments in the lawsuit against Tahoe Resources in Canada is just one indicator of serious risks surrounding its Escobal silver mine in Guatemala. On Thursday, June 8th, the Supreme Court of Canada denied Tahoe Resources leave to appeal, clearing the way for […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 201769 Views

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Recent Deaths in Residential Care: Statement of The Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care

TORONTO, June 8, 2017  – The recent article in the news about the fire at a Kawartha Lakes Foster Home raises numerous concerns.  Regulations in residential care facilities should be about safe environments that create the best possible circumstances to provide care to our provinces children.  However, some of the recent situations have left us questioning […]

by pmnationtalk on June 9, 2017132 Views

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Strengthen Child Welfare and Improve Outcomes for Youth

Province Putting Children at the Centre of Decision-Making June 1, 2017 12:15 P.M. Ministry of Children and Youth Services Today, Ontario passed legislation to help children and youth across the province thrive and reach their full potential by strengthening and modernizing child, youth and family services. The Child, Youth and Family Services Act makes significant […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 2017104 Views

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New bill would improve transparency and accountability for child-protection system

May 30, 2017 Proposed legislation would improve transparency and accountability by ensuring every death in the child-intervention system is investigated by the Child and Youth Advocate. The Child Protection and Accountability Act would also streamline the way important information is shared with the Advocate by key partners. If passed, the bill would improve the way […]

by aanationtalk on May 30, 2017148 Views

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New exhibit at Sherven-Smith Art Gallery – Melfort Journal

May 30, 2017 The new art exhibit at the Kerry Vickar Centre’s Sherven-Smith Art Gallery celebrates the cultural teachings and importance of the earth to the human condition while focusing on strong women who draw their strength from one another. “I think it’s really important for the healing that needs to be done for First […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201796 Views

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Statement – Canada’s human rights watchdog welcomes First Nations child welfare decision

May 26, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission In response to the most recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision that the federal government implement the ruling in the First Nations Child Welfare Case, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission issues the following statement: “The Canadian Human Rights Commission […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 2017107 Views

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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA STILL FAILING FIRST NATIONS CHILDREN: Canadian Human Rights Tribunal issues THIRD Compliance Order on Jordan’s Principle

OTTAWA, ON (May 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m.) – The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) has issued a third compliance order finding Canada’s approach to Jordan’s Principle to be unlawful and discriminatory. In a decision released today, the Tribunal concludes that little has changed since its January 2016 ruling that found Canada to be racially […]

by aanationtalk on May 26, 2017250 Views

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Residential school survivors should decide fate of documents: FSIN – CBC

Supreme Court hears diverse opinions on documents from Independent Assessment Process May 26, 2017 The Supreme Court should not be deciding the fate of tens of thousands of residential school records, says Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations vice-chief Heather Bear. That decision should be left to the tens of thousands of survivors who told their […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 201777 Views

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Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 25, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada is set to hold a hearing today on the federal government’s appeal of a decision that allows personal records from survivors of residential schools to be destroyed after 15 years unless individuals decide otherwise. Ottawa argues it […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 201796 Views

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Supreme Court to examine ‘duty to consult’ indigenous group about legislation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2017  OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada will delve into the issue of whether the federal duty to consult indigenous groups applies to the legislative process. The high court agreed today to hear the Mikisew Cree’s argument that the former Conservative government should have consulted the Alberta First Nation on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 2017153 Views

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