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Aamjiwnaang member fighting Ford government’s climate plan in court – The Sarnia Journal

June 23, 2020 An Aamjiwnaang First Nation member is one of seven young people who have taken Ontario to court for not doing enough to prevent climate change. Beze Grey, 25, says the Ford government violated their Charter rights to life, liberty and security of person when it weakened provincial climate targets in 2018. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202069 Views

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Court of Appeal in Nunavut releases decisions on Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Nunavut – June 18, 2020 – On June 8, 2020, the Nunavut Court of Appeal released its decisions in R. v. Itturiligaq and R. v. Ookowt. The Court of Appeal determined that the mandatory minimum sentence of four years for discharging a firearm contrary to s. 244.2(1)(a) of the Criminal Code was constitutional. In R. v. Ookowt, the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 2020103 Views

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Federal court approves Sixties Scoop settlement – Manitoulin Expositor

June 17, 2020 Order to issue payments now before the Ontario Superior Court OTTAWA – On June 1, the Federal Court of Canada issued approval under the seal of Justice Edward P. Belobaba of an order allowing Collectiva, the administrator of the ‘60s Scoop class action, to issue interim payments of $21,000 to all eligible class members. The ruling […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 202066 Views

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Statement of Concern – Unacceptable Delay in Establishing Inquiry for Innu Children in the Child Protection System

June 15, 2020 “In early September of 2019, I travelled to Nain to release my report on the Provincial Government’s child protection responses to Inuit children. The report contained 33 recommendations and was entitled ‘A Long Wait for Change.’ The title was carefully chosen and reflected the extraordinary and unacceptable amount of time for changes […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2020147 Views

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Nunavut judges erred by refusing mandatory minimum sentences, says appeal court – Nunatsiaq News

15 June 2020 “Indigenous women in northern communities are entitled to the same protection from the court as anyone else” A panel of judges with the Nunavut Court of Appeal has overturned two separate decisions by Nunavut judges, who had ruled four-year mandatory minimum prison sentences were unconstitutional when applied to young, first-time Inuit firearms […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2020156 Views

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Indian day school survivors to no longer be allowed to modify their claims in national settlement – CBC

Not allowing changes runs counter to concept of progressive disclosure, says lawyer Jun 11, 2020 After June 15, survivors of Indian day schools will no longer be allowed to resubmit or modify the level of compensation they’re seeking under the legal settlement for harms suffered while attending the federally operated schools. Some survivors and advocates […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 202094 Views

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Cheaper electricity rate for customers on First Nations not allowed, Manitoba appeal court rules – CBC

Public Utilities Board ‘exceeded its jurisdiction,’ Manitoba Court of Appeal rules Jun 10, 2020 Manitoba Hydro was wrongly forced to create a new rate class for electricity customers living on First Nations, the Manitoba Court of Appeal has ruled. The court decided the Public Utilities Board “exceeded its jurisdiction” by mandating Indigenous customers on First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2020113 Views

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BC Government: Improving outcomes for First Nations children in care

June 4, 2020 VICTORIA – Indigenous children and youth in government care and former youth in care are entitled to consistent and reliable support at school, home and in their communities, to ensure they get the most out of their school years and are set up for success in life. The First Nations Children and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202089 Views

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Ermineskin Cree Nation: “We here at Kanawemahwasowim Kamik”

June 1, 2020 “We here at Kanawemahwasowim Kamik (previously known as Children’s Services) want you to know that we take our Nation citizen’s health and wellbeing seriously during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic but we also know the importance of maintaining contact between our children and families while receiving intervention services for Alberta Children’s […]

by aanationtalk on June 2, 202085 Views

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Federal court approves interim payment to eligible ’60s Scoop survivors – APTN News

Jun 01, 2020 12,500 eligible survivors will receive interim payments of $21,000 to start Compensation cheques will soon be in the mail for eligible ‘60s Scoop survivors after a new payment scheme was approved Monday. The federal court agreed funds can flow to 12,500 survivors whose claims are already approved as part of a $750-million […]

by ahnationtalk on June 2, 202080 Views

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