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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, 201815 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, 201818 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, 201820 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, 201824 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, 201822 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, 201829 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, 201880 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, 201830 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, 201829 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, 201854 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, 201820 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, 201850 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, 201822 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, 201827 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, 201841 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, 201836 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, 201830 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, 201831 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, 201837 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, 201836 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, 201849 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, 201843 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, 201829 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, 201845 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, 201843 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, 201864 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, 201876 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, 201884 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, 201853 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, 201836 Views

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Judge asked to reject pipeline protester’s evidence request – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 23, 2018  By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ The government is asking a federal judge to reject a request for evidence to be returned to a New York City woman who suffered a serious arm injury in an explosion while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201847 Views

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Supreme Court has failed to secure economic rights: Brian Lee Crowley – Telegraph-Journal

April 21, 2018 When I use a word, the Supreme Court said on Thursday, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less. At least that’s how Lewis Carroll might have written the Court’s decision in the Comeau “free the beer” case, had he been a member of that august […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201845 Views

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First Nations Fisheries Council of BC Congratulates Five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations on Court Decision, Calls on Government to Implement Decision

The First Nations Fisheries Council of BC (FNFC) is today applauding the victory of five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations in the B.C. Supreme Court decision in the Ahousaht et al v. Canada case. The decision was released at noon today. The Judge today found that the Government of Canada was not justified in infringing on the Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201868 Views

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First Nations Summit congratulates Nuu-chah-nulth Nations for BC Supreme Court Decision

April 20, 2018 Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – First Nations Summit (FNS) leaders are applauding the efforts of five Nuu‐chah‐nulth Nations for their efforts that led to yesterday’s BC Supreme Court (BCSC) decision which confirms the Nuu‐chah‐nulth right to fish on a commercial basis and Canada’s infringement on these rights is not justified and must be […]

by pmnationtalk on April 23, 201864 Views

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BC First Nations get clarity on fishing rights from top court – Trail Times

Apr. 19, 2018 Nations call federal government to settle fishing rights ‘within the true meaning of reconciliation’ Five Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations from Vancouver Island are ready to negotiate for fishing rights, following another legal victory—this time in BC Supreme Court. It’s a victory that will have far-reaching implications in British Columbia, says the First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201866 Views

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Canada given one year to sort out B.C. First Nations commercial fishery: court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2018 VANCOUVER _ A group of West Coast First Nations has won the right to harvest and sell fish commercially after a 12-year court battle. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mary Humphries has ruled Fisheries and Oceans Canada has one year to establish a commercial fishery for the five First Nations collectivelly […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201897 Views

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Statement from the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard following the B.C. Supreme Court Decision – Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation et al v. Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, today issued the following statement: “As the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and as a Canadian, I fully support reconciliation and care deeply about a renewed relationship with our Indigenous partners, including the five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201867 Views

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Chevron Canada should pay for pollution in Ecuador, Ontario court told – The Guelph Mercury

A group of Indigenous people from the Amazon argued Wednesday that they should be able to seize shares of Chevron Canada to pay for the pollution its U.S. parent company allegedly left behind in their homeland A group of Indigenous Ecuadorians are arguing in an Ontario court that they should be able to seize shares […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201873 Views

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Supreme Court decision on cross border booze could rewrite trade rules – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2018 OTTAWA _ A Supreme Court of Canada decision coming today about a New Brunswick man’s cross-border booze run could profoundly shake up the rules on interprovincial trade. In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, N.B., drove across the border to Quebec to buy several cases of beer and three bottles […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201874 Views

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B.C. heads to court over pipeline jurisdiction as builder says doubt warranted – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia has announced it will head to court by month end to clarify the province’s jurisdiction over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Also Wednesday, the CEO of the pipeline’s builder, Kinder Morgan said the events of recent days have reinforced […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201877 Views

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Indigenous Leaders from Ecuador United in Confronting Oil Giant Chevron in Ontario Court

OTTAWA and TORONTO, April 16, 2018 – On April 17 and 18, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, will be the setting in which Ecuadorian plaintiffs will demonstrate that Chevron Canada has a patrimony connection with Chevron Corporation, which would allow the Indigenous and peasant people of Ecuador to enforce a judgment of more than […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201874 Views

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Ecuador Indigenous Leaders In Canada for Critical Court Hearing Against Chevron Over $12b Pollution Judgment

TORONTO, Apr. 13 – Indigenous peoples and rainforest villagers from the Amazon Defense Coalition of Ecuador (FDA), the grass roots coalition trying to recover a historic $12 billion environmental judgment against Chevron, are scheduled to arrive in Toronto this weekend with the support of the Canadian Assembly of First Nations (AFN) for a four-day tour […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201888 Views

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CBC goes to court to get Chevron to unseal documents in $9.5B US environmental battle – CBC

International legal fight has spanned at least 5 countries over 25 years Apr 16, 2018 CBC News has filed a motion to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to force Chevron Corp. to unseal court records in a decades-long environmental battle with approximately 30,000 Indigenous Ecuadorian villagers. An appeal hearing in Toronto on Tuesday will […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201840 Views

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OHRC releases report on its inquiry into the over-representation of Indigenous and Black children in Ontario’s child welfare system

Toronto – On April 12, 2018 the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released Interrupted Childhoods: Over-representation of Indigenous and Black children in Ontario child welfare. The report outlines findings from its public interest inquiry into whether First Nations, Métis and Inuit (Indigenous) and Black children are over-represented at children’s aid societies (CASs), particularly in admissions into care. Overall, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 2018151 Views

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Ex top Ontario political aide faces sentencing over deleted gas plant emails – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 11, 2018 TORONTO _ A one-time top political aide is set to find out his punishment today for destroying computer records related to Ontario’s gas-plants fiasco. David Livingston, chief of staff to ex-Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty, was found guilty in January of illegal computer use. Court heard Livingston was part of a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201882 Views

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Pipeline protesters including Green leader should face criminal charges: judge – APTN News

April 10, 2018 VANCOUVER _ A B.C. Supreme Court judge says the Crown should consider laying criminal contempt of court charges against Green party Leader Elizabeth May and dozens of other demonstrators alleged to have violated a pipeline court injunction. May, New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart, and others arrested last month are currently charged with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201877 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation Announces Legal Proceedings Against Pallister Government

March 28, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – Today, in a sign of unity and resolve, Manitoba Metis Federation (“MMF”) President David Chartrand, supported by the entire MMF Caucus, announced the MMF’s decision to authorize legal proceedings against the Pallister government for its breach of the honour of the Crown and the Kwaysh-kin-na-mihk la paazh Agreement (“Turning the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018112 Views

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B.C. fish farm restocks supply following Federal Court’s ‘heartbreaking’ ruling – APTN News

March 28, 2018 Just days after the Federal Court turned down the ‘Namgis First Nation’s bid to prevent the restocking of Swanson Island fish farm, a restocking vessel began filling the open-net pens with juvenile Atlantic salmon, known as smolts, on Monday. The ‘Namgis First Nation filed for an injunction against Marine Harvest, the world’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201870 Views

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Child Intervention Panel – Ministerial panel explored ways to improve Alberta’s child intervention system.

An all-party Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention was appointed to recommend ways to improve Alberta’s child death review system and strengthen the intervention system. More than 10,000 children and youth currently receive child intervention services across Alberta. What the panel did Over twelve months, the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention engaged in an unprecedented, open […]

by aanationtalk on March 28, 201899 Views

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‘Namgis bid to prevent fish farm restocking denied – My Comoxvalley Now

ALERT BAY, B.C.-The ‘Namgis First Nation has lost its bid to keep Marine Harvest from restocking a salmon farm near Alert Bay. The nation had applied for a federal court injunction to prevent the company from doing so, but reports say that application has been denied. The band is concerned with the effect fish farming […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201882 Views

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