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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Welcomes Injunction Halting Taseko Drilling Program

September 6, 2019 Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝilhqot’in Nation welcomes the decision by the BC Supreme Court today, granting an injunction that prohibits Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) from moving forward with its exploratory drilling program in TeẑtanBiny (Fish Lake) and Nabaŝ(the surrounding area). The BC Liberal Government granted Taseko a drilling permit in July 2017, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2019172 Views

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Court allows six Trans Mountain appeals focusing on Indigenous consultation – Nanaimo News

VANCOUVER — The Federal Court of Appeal says it will hear six challenges of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion focusing on Indigenous consultation, while dismissing several claims centred on environmental concerns. The decision calls for narrowly focused, expedited court proceedings that will only examine the calibre of the federal government’s consultation with Indigenous communities between […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201967 Views

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First Nations Child & Family Caring Society – 2019 CHRT 39

September 06, 2019 Another win for First Nations children and their families as the Canadian Human Right Tribunal (CHRT) issues the 8th non-compliance order (2019 CHRT 39) regarding compensation for First Nations children and their families who were negatively impacted by Canada’s discriminatory practices. Year Published 2019 File(s) PDF NT5

by aanationtalk on September 6, 2019219 Views

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Court allows six Trans Mountain appeals focusing on Indigenous consultation

September 4, 2019 The Federal Court of Appeal says six legal challenges to the Trans Mountain pipeline project focusing on Indigenous consultation can proceed. The federal government has twice approved a plan to triple the capacity of an existing pipeline from Alberta’s oilpatch to a terminal in Burnaby, B.C. Last year the Federal Court of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201942 Views

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Federal Court agrees to hear appeal of cabinet’s green light for Trans Mountain pipeline – CBC

Sep 04, 2019 Attorney General David Lametti did not intervene in the request for an appeal process, court says The Federal Court of Appeal has agreed to hear appeals from opponents determined to overturn the Liberal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. It’s another legal hurdle for the long-delayed project — which, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201970 Views

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Extensive positive change’ underway with Calgary Indigenous Court, says lawyer – CBC

Unique court opened with ceremony and began hearing cases Wednesday Sep 04, 2019 In a ceremony that moved between the Blackfoot and English languages, the Calgary Indigenous Court officially opened Wednesday with a blessing, cleansing of the courtroom and the dedication of an eagle feather to be used for oaths. And just hours after the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201943 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate Releases Review of the Child Protection System’s Response to Inuit Children

September 04, 2019 Child and Youth Advocate Jackie Lake Kavanagh today released A Long Wait for Change. This is the independent review of province’s child protection system’s response to Inuit children. The Child and Youth Advocate launched this comprehensive review in April 2018 after receiving a referral from the Nunatsiavut Government. She reviewed several program […]

by pnationtalk on September 4, 201954 Views

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Federal Court of Appeal to rule Wednesday on letting pipeline appeals proceed – CityNews Edmonton

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal says it will reveal Wednesday whether a new set of legal challenges to the Trans Mountain pipeline project can proceed. The federal government has twice approved a plan to twin an existing pipeline from Alberta’s oilpatch to the B.C. coast. Last year the Federal Court of Appeal tore […]

by pmnationtalk on September 4, 201945 Views

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‘We don’t have a word for crime’: New Calgary Indigenous Court to follow peacemaking approach

Court opens Wednesday with morning ceremony, to hear cases in the afternoon. The Calgary Indigenous Court (CIC) will officially open this week during a ceremony presided over by Judge Eugene Creighton, a member of the Blood Tribe who speaks fluent Blackfoot. After about 18 months of planning, the court will open Wednesday. Sitting weekly, it […]

by pmnationtalk on September 3, 2019101 Views

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B.C. Adoption & Permanency Options Update

August 30, 2019 This is the fifth adoption and permanency options update RCY has released, following the Office’s 2014 in-depth review of the B.C. adoption system. At the time of the first report, the Representative committed to periodic follow-ups regarding the government’s progress on the adoption front. This is the last of those updates. Adoption […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 201944 Views

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Emergency foster home with focus on Innu culture to open in Sheshatshiu – CBC

Still no movement on 2017 inquiry announcement on overrepresentation of Innu children in care Aug 30, 2019 An emergency foster home to house children in care for short-term stays will soon open its doors in Sheshatshiu, Labrador. It’s another step toward keeping Innu children in their home communities. “We don’t want it to feel like […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201954 Views

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West Moberly First Nations set for Trial over Site C dam – Energeticcity.ca

MOBERLY, B.C. – On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 the discussions taking place between the B.C. government and the West Moberly First Nations regarding the Site C dam have ended. A 120-day trial has been scheduled to begin on March 2022. According to the First Nations, the Horgan Government is expected to defend the decision made […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201946 Views

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BC government, First Nation facing lengthy trial over Site C dam – Toronto Star

Aug. 27, 2019 VANCOUVER—The province and a Northern B.C. First Nation are facing a lengthy trial over the controversial Site C dam that could potentially see the courts quash a taxpayer-owned project that is already partially built. West Moberly First Nations and the B.C. government entered into confidential talks in February but failed to reach […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201950 Views

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‘We’re going to court’: B.C. First Nation to proceed with Site C dam ‘megatrial’ – The Narwhal

In a six-month trial, the provincial NDP government will have to fight against the treaty rights of Indigenous peoples whose traditional territory and burial grounds will be destroyed by a hydro project — one that now could be cancelled at the eleventh hour West Moberly First Nations will proceed with a Site C dam “megatrial” […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201953 Views

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Keystone XL ruling: Statement from Premier Kenney

Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement in response to the Nebraska Supreme Court ruling on Keystone XL: “Today’s approval is encouraging news for both Alberta and our nation as a whole. This court victory is another step forward for this vital pipeline project after far too many years of regulatory delays and hurdles. “We […]

by pnationtalk on August 23, 201946 Views

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Ontario to seek input on improving the child welfare system

August 23, 2019 Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services TORONTO — Ontario wants every child and young person to be supported to succeed, and to thrive. The child welfare system is facing challenges – not all children, youth and families are getting the quality of support they deserve, and some children are struggling once […]

by pnationtalk on August 23, 201995 Views

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Federal Court approves settlement agreement in Day Schools case – Prince Albert Daily Herald

The settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit launched by former students of Indian day schools has been approved by the Federal Court. According to multiple media reports, the settlement agreement was approved Monday. Under the terms of the settlement, survivors will be able to apply for individual compensation for harm, including physical and sexual abuse, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201964 Views

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Court Approval on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is a Step Towards Reconciliation, says AFN National Chief

Court Approval on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is a Step Towards Reconciliation, says AFN National Chief August 21, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde calls yesterday’s Federal Court announcement approving the Indian Day School class action settlement an important step towards reconciliation and healing for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201980 Views

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Wolastoqew loggers face charges of unauthorized timber harvesting in New Brunswick – CBC

First Nations forestry association says it’s prepared to fight for right to earn moderate livelihood Aug 21, 2019 Three members of a First Nations firewood harvesting association are facing charges in New Brunswick provincial court Wednesday of illegally harvesting timber from Crown lands. One of the men charged, Patrick Paul of St. Mary’s First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201971 Views

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Federal Court approves Indian day schools class-action settlement – CBC

Compensation of up to $200K for abuse is ‘fair and reasonable,’ judge rules Aug 19, 2019 The Federal Court of Canada has approved the settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the government to compensate thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who attended federally operated Indian day schools. Justice Michael Phelan issued his decision […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201956 Views

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Statement: Federal Court approves Federal Indian Day Schools settlement

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Ottawa, Ontario (August 19, 2019) — The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: “The mistreatment of Indigenous children is a tragic and shameful part of Canada’s history that has had devastating effects on generations of families. Canada is deeply committed to reconciliation and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201961 Views

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Metis Nation SK: Child and Family Services Conversation

We will have three engagement sessions that will draw on years of experience and work of frontline childcare providers, social workers, government partners, elders and Métis citizens to identify opportunities to address decades of Métis children being removed from their families unnecessarily and to focus on providing every chance for Métis children to grow up […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201959 Views

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Saugeen First Nation seeks court ruling in Sauble Beach claim

First Nation asks Court to confirm that Sauble Beach has always been part of its Reserve SAUGEEN FIRST NATION, ON, Aug. 6, 2019  – Saugeen First Nation has served a summary judgment motion as part of a longstanding lawsuit to confirm Saugeen ownership of Sauble Beach.  Both Saugeen First Nation and its treaty partner, the Government of Canada, recognize […]

by pnationtalk on August 6, 2019110 Views

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UBCIC Supports the Gitanyow in their Appeal and Calls for All First Nations’ Rights to be Respected Equally

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – August 2, 2019) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is applying for leave to the BC Court of Appeal to intervene in a critical case being advanced by the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs. In the case under appeal, Gamlaxyeltxw v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations), […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 201962 Views

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First Nations people from across country are allowed to hunt in Sask. without licence, judge rules – CBC

FSIN calls decision a ‘vindication’ of treaty rights Aug 01, 2019 A Regina provincial court judge has ruled that all First Nations people in Canada are allowed to hunt in Saskatchewan without a licence. Before the ruling, the province only allowed hunters from treaties within Saskatchewan (Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10) […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 2019110 Views

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Pan American Silver Announces Resolution of Garcia v. Tahoe Case

VANCOUVER, July 30, 2019 – Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS) (TSX: PAAS) (“Pan American” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that we have achieved final resolution with Guatemalan community members who commenced a Supreme Court of British Columbia action in 2014 against Tahoe Resources Inc. (“Tahoe”). In April 2013, members of the local community in San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, […]

by pnationtalk on July 31, 201996 Views

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GNWT appeals court decision

July 26, 2019 Today, the Government of the Northwest Territories officially filed notice of appeal to the Northwest Territories Court of Appeal of the recent decision in the matter of A.B., Commission Scolaire TN-O (CSFTNO) v. Minister of Education. The decision now under appeal held that the Minister of Education must demonstrate consideration of the […]

by pnationtalk on July 29, 201948 Views

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Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation v. Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation 2019 FC 813

On June 14, 2019, the Federal Court released its decision Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation v. Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, upholding the First Nation Tax Commission’s approval of the First Nation’s Sewer Fee Law enacted under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). The decision provides strong support for First Nation self-government through […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201985 Views

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Fraudulent calls from the Nunavut Court System

July 22, 2019 There have been recent reports of phone calls that appear to be from the Department of Justice, Nunavut or the Nunavut Court of Justice requesting that the receiver provide their social insurance number. The Nunavut Court of Justice and the Department of Justice did not place these calls. If you have received […]

by pnationtalk on July 23, 201952 Views

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Media Advisory: Sacred Eagle Feather ceremony

23 July 2019 EDITOR’S NOTE: A ceremony and reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at Government House, 51 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton, to celebrate the partnership between First Nations and the provincial government to introduce the Eagle Feather into New Brunswick’s court system. Elders will be gifting sacred Eagle Feathers during […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2019117 Views

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Court petition filed to appoint receiver for Yukon Zinc

The Government of Yukon has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of Yukon seeking the appointment of a receiver to act for Yukon Zinc Corporation at the Wolverine mine site. This action is to move forward on several outstanding issues with the mine’s owner. These issues include financial security owed and non-compliance related to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201985 Views

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Mohawks of Akwesasne face discrimination at border crossing says class-action suit – APTN News

July 18, 2019 A proposed class-action lawsuit led by plaintiff Kanawakeron Jody Swamp, alleges Mohawk residents of Akwesasne face “systemic discrimination” as they are forced to go through a border crossing to access the rest of Canada. The lawsuit alleges the Canada Border Services Agency and the Attorney General of Canada have turned a blind […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201969 Views

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Sixties Scoop lawsuit settlement information session held in Lambton County – CTV News

July 16, 2019 The Sixties Scoop Class-Action settlement information sessions made a stop in Point Edward on Tuesday. The session attracted nine people from the area looking for information about whether they’re eligible and how to apply. An estimated 20,000 claimants will share $750 million. Eligible recipients are expected to receive between $25,000 and $50,000. […]

by pnationtalk on July 17, 201975 Views

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Operating in the dark’: How much detail courts get in child protection cases depends on where you live – CBC

In Manitoba, lack of information make it difficult to work on solutions: lawyer Jul 14, 2019 Little is revealed at the outset of Manitoba child protection cases about why kids are taken into care, a recent CBC investigation into child protection court found — but lawyers in two other provinces say that’s not the case […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201985 Views

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Ontario and Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Working Together to Support Indigenous Children, Youth and Families

Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag designated as an Indigenous Children’s Aid Society July 10, 2019 Keene — Today, Todd Smith, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services officially announced the designation of Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag as an Indigenous Children’s Aid Society. The announcement reaffirms a commitment to work together to improve outcomes and opportunities for Indigenous children and youth […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201984 Views

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N.W.T. Foster Family Coalition head shortlisted for national award – CBC

Tammy Roberts is one of 6 finalists for Stand Up for Kids National Award, which comes with $75K in grants Jul 03, 2019 The executive director of the Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories is one of six finalists for a national award that “recognizes extraordinary Canadians whose efforts have improved the lives of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201988 Views

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2 Wolastoqey bands sue federal government over access to snow crab fishery – CBC

First Nations have been fighting for rights to fish snow crab for almost 25 years Two First Nations in New Brunswick have filed a lawsuit against the Canadian government over access to the lucrative commercial snow crab fishery. Tobique and Madawaska First Nations are seeking permanent access to snow crab fishing and damages for lost […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201975 Views

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NL Government: New Children, Youth and Families Act Becomes Law

New legislation that ensures the protection and care of children and youth comes into effect today (Friday, June 28). The new Children, Youth and Families Act which replaces the Children and Youth Care and Protection Act, is child and youth-centred, family-focused and culturally responsive. The new Act enhances the focus on maintaining children and youth […]

by pnationtalk on July 2, 201961 Views

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Indigenous groups in Peru are suing government over oil, mining plans – and winning – Net Newsledger

June 28, 2019 Victories that could make it harder for companies to secure permits in the Andean country, a major minerals producer LIMA, PERU (Reuters) – Indigenous groups in Peru are turning to the courts with a new legal strategy for keeping mining and oil projects off their lands, racking up victories that could make […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201978 Views

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SK Government: Sweet Dreams Creating Better Futures For Families

June 27, 2019 Today, Social Services Minister Paul Merriman joined families, community members and investors in Saskatoon to celebrate the success of Canada’s first Social Impact Bond – Sweet Dreams – which provides an alternative to children coming into care of the ministry. The program provides a supported living environment for at-risk mothers, and has […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 2019116 Views

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The Application Deadline for the Sixties Scoop Class Action is August 30, 2019

MONTREAL, June 27, 2019 – Information sessions on the Sixties Scoop settlement individual payment application process currently underway in Canada have been held across the country since December 2018. As the August 30, 2019 application deadline fast approaches, Collectiva, the claims administrator, can confirm that it has reached a great number of people who fit the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 2019210 Views

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Indigenous couple accused of neglect shares audio recording of meeting with ministry after baby seized – CityNews Vancouver

Jun 27, 2019 KAMLOOPS (NEWS 1130) – We’re getting a better idea of what happened when social workers seized an Indigenous newborn in Kamloops earlier this month, “Baby H.” APTN — which broke the story — has published an audio recording of a meeting between the father, the baby’s maternal grandmother, and Ministry of Child […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 2019246 Views

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Inside Manitoba’s child protection court, where families learn their fate in 10 minutes – CBC

Once CFS is involved, families go to child protection court to determine next steps Jun 27, 2019 On any given Monday morning on the fourth floor of the Winnipeg Law Courts, parents are shuffled in and out of a small courtroom to learn the fate of their family unit. Outside, the rows of green chairs […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201998 Views

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Nunavut judge rejects luxury outfitter’s constitutional challenge – Nunatsiaq News

25 June, 2019 Licensing requirement no threat to Inuit activities, court finds An Ontario-based luxury tour operator facing four charges under the Nunavut Wildlife Act has lost a bid to get the charges tossed out on the grounds that the law they’re accused of breaking infringes on Inuit hunting rights and violates the constitution. Justice […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2019121 Views

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FNLC Demands Fundamental Change in MFCD Treatment of First Nations Children and Youth

June 20, 2019 Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is disturbed by the findings in an Auditor General report released today, which found that the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has failed to protect the lives and the rights of First Nations children and youth in their care. The report from the Office […]

by pnationtalk on June 20, 201979 Views

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B.C. First Nation plans legal challenge over Trans Mountain decision – kamloopsmatters

A British Columbia First Nation is promising a legal challenge of the federal government’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion while the premier says his government will continue to defend the province’s lands and waters. Environment Minister George Heyman told a news conference Tuesday that tens of thousands of jobs and billions of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201986 Views

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Government not effectively overseeing contracted residential services (OAGBC

June 19, 2019 VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new report: Oversight of Contracted Residential Services for Children and Youth in Care. Overall, the Ministry of Children and Family Development was not providing effective oversight of contracted residential services. “Children and youth in care may not be […]

by pnationtalk on June 19, 2019110 Views

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Court denies First Nation’s bid to overturn Kenora casino plan (2 Photos) – Tbnewswatch.com

The Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation partnered with the losing bidder. TORONTO — A Divisional Court ruling has dealt a blow to the efforts of a Kenora-area First Nation to establish a casino on its reserve. Wauzhushk Onigum Nation went to court in Toronto in April seeking a judicial review of the process that led to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201958 Views

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Ottawa spent $2.26 million fighting B.C. biologist and First Nation in court over fish farm virus – Toronto Star

May 29, 2019 VANCOUVER—The Canadian government spent nearly $2.3 million fighting a marine biologist and First Nation in court in an effort to avoid having to test for a contagious virus in dozens of fish farms along British Columbia’s coast, Star Vancouver has found. Alex Morton has been a thorn in the federal government and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 2019114 Views

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Blueberry First Nations back in court over industrial development – EnergeticCity.ca

May 26, 2019 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Blueberry First Nation will continue their court case against the Province of B.C. starting Monday. The provincial government announced in October of 2018 that they had reached an agreement with the Blueberry River First Nations to further adjourn a pending Treaty infringement lawsuit until April 29, […]

by pnationtalk on May 27, 201987 Views

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