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Minister Philpott joins Secwépemc Nation in signing ceremony on Child and Family Services reform

From: Indigenous Services Canada News release October 17, 2018 – Kamloops, BC – Indigenous Services Canada Improving the well-being of Indigenous children and families is a shared priority for the Government of Canada and partners. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, joined the Secwépemc Nation in a signing ceremony for a Memorandum […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201823 Views

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First Nation ‘disappointed’ in top court’s consultation ruling

Credits: The Canadian Press Canada’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal ministers do not have to consult Indigenous groups when drafting legislation. An Alberta First Nation argued that they should be consulted on legislation that affects their treaty rights. (Oct. 11) Use our news video on your website or broadcast: http://www.thecanadianpress.com/multi… The Canadian Press is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201858 Views

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Analysis: Courts must uphold Indigenous rights when the Crown denies them – Rabble.ca

October 15, 2018 Last week, after the Supreme Court ruled that Parliament does not have to consult Indigenous communities when drafting new laws, CTV’s Don Martin asked: “Don’t Indigenous groups have the opportunity to express their concerns during the committee hearings that normally happen when the government presents new legislation?” That was a good question, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201828 Views

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What the Supreme Court ruling means for Indigenous consultation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 13, 2018 By Dwight Newman, Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law, University of Saskatchewan 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201828 Views

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Canada doesn’t have to consult Indigenous people before drafting laws, top court rules

Credits: CBC News Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations chief, reacts to the Supreme Court’s decision that the government does not have a duty to consult Indigenous groups when making laws. For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 201892 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs shocked by today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada

October 11, 2018 Treaty One Territory, MB – Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is responding to news that the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the Mikisew case held that Parliament does not have a duty to consult with Indigenous people before introducing laws that may affect constitutionally-protected Aboriginal and Treaty rights and title. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201830 Views

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No duty to consult Indigenous groups on federal law making: Supreme Court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2018 17:37 By Jim Bronskill and Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS Federal ministers drafting legislation do not have a duty to consult Indigenous groups, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday In a decision involving an Alberta First Nation, a majority of the high court said law-making does not amount to Crown conduct […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201828 Views

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The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada: Barton v. Her Majesty the Queen

Winnipeg, MB. – On October 11, 2018, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be an intervener at the Supreme Court of Canada in the case Barton v. Her Majesty the Queen. The National Inquiry will focus arguments on the over-representation of Indigenous women as victims and judicial notice of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201885 Views

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RCYBC: Annual Report 2017/18 and Service Plan 2018/19 to 2019/20

Sept. 28, 2018 This report provides an overview of the work of the Office on behalf of the vulnerable children and youth of B.C. over the past year and a plan outlining goals and objectives for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 fiscal years. Complete financial statements are also included. Download report Download financial statements NT5

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201833 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says reducing child welfare numbers not sufficient, want children returned to families and Nations

In a September 25, 2018, media release, the provincial government lauded its child welfare reform plans while reporting 386 less children in CFS care from March 31, 2017, to March 31, 2018. Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) said, “A reduction for the first time in 15 years—that’s great. But […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201831 Views

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Former Qalipu candidate Eric Tucker files for an injunction in Corner Brook court to stop band election – The Western Star

Eric Tucker is hoping various court actions he is undertaking will not only preserve indigenous status cards for more than 10,000 people, but will also put the upcoming Qalipu election on hold. In late August, the former Meadows resident who currently lives in Ontario filed an application in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201835 Views

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OCYA-NL: Child and Youth Advocate Releases Status Report on Recommendations

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has released the 2017-18 Status Report on Recommendations. This Status Report is issued annually and reports on the progress of all recommendations made by the Child and Youth Advocate to date. This report is very encouraging. As of March 31, 2018 the Office of the Child and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201876 Views

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Province reports first decrease in child welfare numbers in 15 years – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Manitoba’s high number of kids in the child welfare system has dropped for the first time in 15 years, show figures released Tuesday by the provincial government. Excerpts from the Families Department’s upcoming annual report show 10,328 kids were in care as […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201875 Views

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Province Reports Reduction in the Number of Children in Care

September 25, 2018 Year-end Numbers Show First Decrease in 15 Years: Stefanson The number of children in the care of Manitoba Child and Family Services (CFS) has decreased for the first time in the last 15 years, according the department’s year-end numbers, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “While these numbers capture a snapshot of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201845 Views

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Iqaluit needs more foster families, Nunavut government says – Nunatsiaq News

September 25, 2018 “We very much encourage Inuit families to become foster parents, it is critical that children maintain their cultural roots” The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Family Services is looking for responsible and committed foster parents to meet the needs of children in care in Iqaluit. Though there are currently 45 foster homes […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201843 Views

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Release: Indigenous leaders urge Trudeau to respect the Federal Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision, and cancel Trans Mountain

“Mr. Trudeau, enough is enough,” Grand Chief Stewart Phillip (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – September 21, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to accept the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and tanker project’s defeat in the Federal Court of Appeal, and to cancel the recent directive to the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201889 Views

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Call for Foster Parents in Iqaluit

Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child or youth? The Department of Family Services is looking for foster parents in Iqaluit! Reasons why should you foster? To make a difference in the life of a child; To help children and families in your community when they need your help […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201850 Views

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Child Welfare Legislative Review Committee Submits Report to Government

September 18, 2018 Recommendations Focus on Empowering Families and Communities Through Dramatic Shift in the Child Welfare System: Stefanson The provincially appointed legislative review committee on child welfare submitted its final report and recommendations to government, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “This is the first critical review in 15 years and we commend the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 201879 Views

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Federal Court confirms legal fees in ’60s Scoop class action lawsuit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 11, 2018 By Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A Federal Court judge says he doesn’t have the power to reconsider how much the government should pay lawyers who led a successful class-action lawsuit against Canada over the so-called ’60s Scoop. In a decision released this week, Judge Michael Phelan said […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201890 Views

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First Nation families sue federal government over stipend cut – Mortgage Broker News

10 Sep 2018 Seventy First Nation families who were forced to leave their homes in Manitoba are still renting in Winnipeg and are set to lose a federal government stipend. The families moved out in 2011 when homes were flooded after the provincial government diverted water from the Assiniboine River to reduce flood risk for […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201854 Views

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Judge strikes down bill to reduce Toronto council size – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 10, 2018 9:03 TORONTO _ An Ontario judge has struck down the provincial government’s efforts to slash the size of Toronto city council in the middle of an election, saying the move violated constitutional rights. In a decision handed down early Monday morning, Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba said Premier Doug Ford and his […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201850 Views

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BCAFN: Court of Appeal Decision a Wakeup Call

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Aug 31, 2018) – Yesterday the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the decision by the Trudeau government that approved the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Expansion Pipeline. It is an important decision for First Nations who have been fighting a flawed National Energy Board process, and a broader issue of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201876 Views

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Brief court appearance for 16 year old charged in shooting of German tourist – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 4, 2018 COCHRANE, Alta. _ The case of a 16-year-old charged in a southern Alberta highway shooting that left a German tourist with serious injuries has been delayed for a week. The teen appeared in Cochrane provincial court via a video link and was granted a week’s delay while he tries to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201852 Views

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NEB update to Federal Court decision

August 31, 2018 The Federal Court of Appeal decision of August 30th 2018 has quashed the Order in Council approving the Trans Mountain Expansion project, and nullified the Certificate issued by the NEB for the Project. In the absence of a Certificate, the NEB expects that Trans Mountain will safely cease all construction activity in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201852 Views

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Federal Court of Appeal decision a clear victory for all Indigenous communities in BC

August 30, 2018 Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC — The First Nations Summit is applauding today’s Federal Court of Appeal court unanimous decision which quashed the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain expansion project. The court indicated in its ruling that the federal government failed to adequately consult First Nations whose rights are impacted by […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 201895 Views

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Federal judges out of touch in Trans Mountain pipeline expansion case: Kenney – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2018  THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Alberta’s Opposition Leader says the federal judges who overturned approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are out of touch with the real world. “They keep moving the goalposts on what is required,” Jason Kenney, leader of the United Conservatives, said in Calgary Thursday. “This […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 201879 Views

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Victory for First Nations Rights Says AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Federal Court Ruling to Halt Construction of Trans Mountain

Victory for First Nations Rights Says AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Federal Court Ruling to Halt Construction of Trans Mountain OTTAWA, Aug. 30, 2018 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released the below statement in response to today’s decision by the Federal Court of Appeal to halt construction of the Trans […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2018287 Views

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BC Gov News – Premier’s statement on Federal Court of Appeal decision

Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement on the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project: “This case has been led by First Nations asserting their rights. We joined the case to defend British Columbia’s interests, and to highlight the risks to the province’s environment and economy. “Many British […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201862 Views

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UBCIC Celebrates Landmark Court Win that Signals the End of Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – 30 August 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is celebrating the Federal Court of Appeal verdict on the Trans Mountain approval and calls on Prime Minister Trudeau to immediately stop construction and shut the project down. The UBCIC congratulates the following litigants: Tsleil-Waututh Nation; Squamish Nation; Coldwater Indian Band; […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201893 Views

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Court quashes Canada’s approval of pipeline – CP

Source: The Associated Press Aug 30, 2018 By Rob Gillies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TORONTO _ Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. The decision means the country’s National Energy Board […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201860 Views

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Manitoba aims to speed up family court, reduce emotional toll: chief justice – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2018  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Manitoba is aiming to speed up family court so that divorces, child custody disputes and other matters don’t drag on for years. Chief Justice Glenn Joyal of Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench says coming changes are aimed at reducing not only the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201848 Views

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Appeal Court quashes approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2018 VANCOUVER _ The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned the Trudeau government’s approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In a unanimous decision by a panel of three judges, the court says the National Energy Board’s review of the project was so flawed that the federal government could not […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2018106 Views

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Federal Court of Appeal to rule on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2018  VANCOUVER _ The Federal Court of Appeal is expected to release a judgment today on whether the federal government adequately consulted First Nations on the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The court combined into one case nearly two dozen lawsuits calling for the National Energy Board’s review of Kinder Morgan […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201856 Views

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Court Decision Allows Taseko to Commence Work at the Company’s New Prosperity Gold-Copper Project

August 28, 2018, Vancouver, BC – Taseko Mines Limited (TSX: TKO; NYSE American: TGB) (“Taseko” or the “Company”) announces that The Government of British Columbia was successful in defending its First Nation’s consultation process in regards to Taseko’s New Prosperity Project. The Supreme Court of British Columbia’s August 23, 2018 decision allows Taseko to proceed with […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 201878 Views

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Significant court decision could determine Trans Mountain’s fate: experts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 29, 2018 By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ A court decision expected Thursday could determine the fate of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and further define Canada’s duty to consult with First Nations, experts say. The Federal Court of Appeal is to rule on a case that combined nearly […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201869 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Stands Strong Despite BC Supreme Court Setback

Williams Lake, BC: The Tgilhqot’in Nation is calling on the BC Government to step up in the wake of the B.C. Supreme Court’s ruling denying the Nation’s legal challenge seeking to overturn a mining exploration permit granted to Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML). The permit approves an extensive drilling, road building and excavation program by TML […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 2018151 Views

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Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn: The Challenge with Self-Identification and Recent Court Decisions

August 24, 2018 Europeans and western governments have worked for centuries to oppress and eliminate the Indigenous peoples of Canada. This has included tactics such as the creation of the Indian Act, residential schools, and the Sixties Scoop, The continuous attempts of ethnocide throughout history are never-ending. One of the most damaging impacts to our […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2018120 Views

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Ktunaxa disappointed in Jumbo court ruling – BCLocalNews.com

Indigenous group remains opposed to ski resort development in Jumbo Valley. Aug. 24, 2018 The Ktunaxa Nation Council says it is ‘deeply disappointed’ in a B.C. Supreme Court decision that sided with a developer in an ongoing dispute over a proposed ski resort in the Jumbo Valley west of Invermere. Last week, Justice Carla Forth […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2018107 Views

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Supreme Court dismisses Burnaby’s case against Trans Mountain pipeline – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 23, 2018 By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS The leader of an Indigenous group that hopes to someday own a stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline welcomed news Thursday that the Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal by the City of Burnaby on construction of its expansion project. The decision […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201889 Views

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Supreme Court to hear critical case on rights of people living in poverty, freedom from police intrusion

A coalition of organizations who represent persons living in poverty, urban Indigenous people, persons living with mental illness and persons experiencing homelessness are intervening in the Supreme Court of Canada case R v. Le. WireService.ca Media Release (08/23/2018) WINNIPEG, MB – A coalition of organizations who represent persons living in poverty, urban Indigenous people, persons […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201883 Views

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Supreme Court dismisses Burnaby’s case against Trans Mountain pipeline – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 23, 2018  By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS The Alberta government is “batting a thousand” when it comes to fighting for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Premier Rachel Notley said Thursday, after the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal by the City of Burnaby on construction of the controversial line. “When […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201869 Views

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Toronto votes to challenge Ford government’s council cutting plans in court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 20, 2018  By Paola Loriggio and Shawn Jeffords THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto city council voted Monday to mount a legal challenge against Ontario’s decision to slash the size of the city’s council. The legislation _ known as Bill 5 _ was passed last week and aligns Toronto’s ward map with federal ridings, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201867 Views

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Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Government of Canada Announce Opening of Shushepeshipan Group Home

From: Indigenous Services Canada August 16, 2018 – Sheshatshiu, NL – Indigenous Services Canada Today, Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Government of Canada celebrated the opening of the new Shushepeshipan Group Home. This Innu-led, operated and staffed group home is part of the Innu’s larger vision to have […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201894 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Dempster to Join MP Jones and Chief Hart to Announce New Placement Resource for Innu Children and Youth

Children, Seniors and Social Development August 15, 2018 The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, will join Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, and Chief Eugene Hart, Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation tomorrow (Thursday, August 16) to announce a […]

by aanationtalk on August 15, 201879 Views

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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, 201887 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, 2018155 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, 201897 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, 2018115 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, 2018334 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, 2018171 Views

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