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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, 201989 Views

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Respect for First Nations Rights is Essential to Canada’s Economy, Says AFN National Chief Bellegarde in Wake of BC Court of Appeal Decision

May 25, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says economic certainty can only be achieved when First Nations rights, title and jurisdiction are respected and upheld, including the standard of free, prior and informed consent. The National Chief made the comments following the decision by the British Columbia […]

by pmnationtalk on May 27, 2019256 Views

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B.C. Appeal Court ruling: Premier Kenney

May 24, 2019 Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement on the B.C. Court of Appeal ruling on shipments of heavy oil through British Columbia: “British Columbia’s highest court has spoken, unanimously, and the time for obstruction of the TMX pipeline is now over. I look forward to working with B.C. and the federal government […]

by aanationtalk on May 24, 2019107 Views

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Statement: Attorney General’s statement on decision from B.C. Court of Appeal

May 24, 2019 VICTORIA – David Eby, Attorney General, has issued the following statement in response to the judgment by the British Columbia Court of Appeal on B.C.’s reference case: “We thank the B.C. Court of Appeal for considering this reference. Our government said from the outset that we would stand up for British Columbia’s […]

by aanationtalk on May 24, 2019146 Views

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Stung by derailed negotiations with B.C., Blueberry River First Nations return to court – The Narwhal

Three-quarters of the nation’s territory lies within 250 metres of an industrial disturbance. A potentially precedent-setting court case on this ‘death by a thousand cuts’ could disrupt B.C.’s multi-billion dollar natural gas industry After almost a year of negotiations with the province, a northern B.C. First Nation is returning to court on May 27 — […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 2019125 Views

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Federal judge rejects flooded First Nation’s calls for more home construction – Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA — A federal judge has rejected calls by a First Nation evacuated during the 2011 Interlake flood diversion to have Ottawa provide double the number of houses that were washed away. In a ruling obtained by the Free Press, a federal judge said First Nations can expect Ottawa only to restore a reserve’s housing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2019124 Views

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First Nation tells court it should have been consulted after artifacts found – EnergeticCity.ca

May 10, 2019 HOUSTON, B.C. – Members of a northern British Columbia First Nation are arguing in court that they should have been consulted on an archaeological mitigation plan prepared by a natural gas company on their traditional territory. The Unist’ot’en house group of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation and hereditary chief Knedebeas filed an application […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201991 Views

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Dispute over E&N rail line headed to court May 13 – Lake Cowichan Gazette

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation wants rail land back May. 8, 2019 The Island Corridor Foundation is hoping the Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation’s lawsuit over the E&N rail line can be resolved before it goes before the courts on May 13. ICF co-chairman Phil Kent said it’s in the best interests of both parties to settle the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2019180 Views

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Government of Canada announces appointments to the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada

From: Department of Justice Canada News release May 3, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today announced appointments to the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada under section 234(2)(b) of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2019101 Views

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B.C. Appeal Court says American Indigenous man has right to hunt in Canada – Global News

May 3, 2019 The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld an American Indigenous man’s right to hunt in Canada because his ancestors traditionally did so. Richard Desautel was originally charged under the Wildlife Act with hunting without a licence and hunting big game while not a resident of B.C. after he shot and killed an […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201999 Views

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Extinct’ Canadian First Nation wins in court again – CBC

B.C. Court of Appeal upholds Sinixt rights May 02, 2019 A First Nation declared extinct by the federal government over 60 years ago has won yet another court battle to have its existence recognized — this one in the province’s highest court. The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld Rick Desautel’s right to hunt in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2019119 Views

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Supreme Court will not hear Quebec community’s case seeking Métis rights – CBC

Group says court’s dismissal of application is not ‘a denial of our rights or our existence as a community’ May 02, 2019 The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the appeal of a Quebec group seeking recognition of Métis rights to occupy hunting camps on public lands. Brought forth by lead plaintiff GhislainCorneau and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2019161 Views

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Ontario’s Government for the People Taking Action to Build Better Child Protection System

Ontario Ombudsman will assume investigation responsibilities to better protect and help province’s most vulnerable children May 1, 2019 Ontario’s government is keeping children safe by expanding and enhancing oversight of the child protection and residential services systems. Today, the Office of the Ontario Ombudsman will assume all investigative functions of the Provincial Advocate for Children […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201986 Views

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(SK) Advocate for Children and Youth Tables 2018 Annual Report

REGINA – The Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth, Corey O’Soup, tabled his third annual report in the Legislative Assembly today. The report showcases the Advocate’s work this year, along with the innovative actions and practices that are currently providing supports to children, youth and their families across the province. With a focus on mental […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 2019126 Views

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Quebec community looks to the Supreme Court of Canada for recognition of Métis rights – CBC

No court has yet recognized any Métis community east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Apr 28, 2019 It’s been over a decade since Ghislain Corneau first brought his fight to the Quebec courts seeking recognition of constitutional rights-bearing Métis to occupy hunting camps on public lands, and now he is waiting to hear if the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2019104 Views

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Closing arguments in Ontario carbon tax court battle coming today – CBC

4 day hearing of constitutional challenge to federal carbon tax comes to a close Thursday Apr 18, 2019 Lawyers for the federal and Ontario government’s are back in court on Thursday to present closing arguments in an ongoing hearing over the controversial carbon tax. Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives launched a constitutional challenge, arguing that the Ottawa […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 2019126 Views

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Meet other groups speaking up in court about Doug Ford’s fight against the carbon tax – CBC

Lawyers for environmental, Indigenous and taxpayers groups will make arguments on Day 3 Apr 17, 2019 Lawyers for the governments led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Doug Ford aren’t the only ones arguing about the federal carbon tax in a Toronto courtroom this week. On day three of the province’s legal challenge, a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201989 Views

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Canadian government defends its carbon tax in Ontario court battle – CBC

After Ontario lawyers attack tax, federal lawyers will argue it’s key to fighting climate change Apr 16, 2019 A lawyer representing the Canadian government is defending the federal carbon tax, one day after the Ontario Court of Appeal began hearing the province’s appeal to scrap it. The Liberal government, which began its submissions on Tuesday, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201985 Views

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MMF Back in Court Challenging Pallister Government’s Unlawful and Unconstitutional Actions

Winnipeg, MB – On Friday, April 12, 2019, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is back in court to hold the Pallister government accountable and ensure the truth finally comes out about how the current provincial government is effectively using bullying tactics and its newly claimed legislative powers to direct Manitoba’s independent Crown corporations. Manitoba is […]

by pnationtalk on April 12, 2019108 Views

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Decision Released on Alton Gas Appeal

April 08, 2019 Environment Minister Margaret Miller released her decision on the appeal of the industrial approval for the Alton Gas project today, April 8. After review of the evidence, Ms. Miller concluded that the consultations with Sipekne’katik First Nation were sufficient. She also determined that the terms and conditions of the approval are sufficient […]

by pnationtalk on April 9, 2019103 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Granted Injunction

April 1, 2019 Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝilhqot’in Nation welcomes an injunction granted today by the B.C. Court of Appeal against an exploration permit issued by British Columbia to Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) for an extensive drilling program in the Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) area. The injunction prohibits TML from carrying out the drilling program […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 2019193 Views

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Injunction against New Prosperity mine drilling granted – Prince George Citizen

April 2, 2019 The Tsilhqot’in First Nation have scored at least a temporary victory in an ongoing back-and-forth fight in the courts against the New Prosperity mine. The BC Supreme Court has granted an injunction application by the Tsilhqot’in that will prevent Taseko Mines (TSX:TKO) from doing exploratory drilling – drilling that was just last […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 2019113 Views

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Waterloo Region’s first Indigenous child and family centre is now open – KitchenerPost.ca

Centre to rely on the guidance of Indigenous elders, knowledge keepers and educators The region’s first child and family centre to offer Indigenous children opportunities to engage in their culture opened its doors today. The Anishnabeg Outreach Family Centre will offer the same core services as EarlyOn child and family programs, but in a way […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 2019222 Views

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Court decision a victory for journalists covering Indigenous protests – APTN News

March 28, 2019 Today’s decision by the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal is a victory not only for Justin Brake, but for all journalists covering demonstrations, particularly those led by Indigenous peoples. The 29-page decision sided with news media and dealt a blow to parties using injunctions to keep journalists away. “This is ground […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2019135 Views

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(ON) OCAY: Publication 2018 Annual Report

I can remember the moment very clearly: just more than 10 years ago, I was in the boardroom of the office of the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. In front of me was my immediate family. The Speaker and the Clerk of the Legislature were beside me. My heart was pounding and, I admit, I […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2019187 Views

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Kugler Kandestin, in collaboration with Sotos LLP, files class action lawsuit against the federal government for discrimination in the funding of First Nations child and family services

Kugler Kandestin and Sotos LLP have filed a class action in Federal Court on behalf of First Nations youth who have been the victims of the federal government’s discriminatory underfunding of First Nations child and family services. The class action seeks compensatory damages for on-reserve youth who have been taken into foster homes. It also […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2019271 Views

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Supreme Court To Rule on James Street Bridge Case – NetNewsLedger

March 25, 2019 THUNDER BAY – FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION – The Supreme Court of Canada is likely to release a ruling this week on the ongoing legal battle between the City of Thunder Bay and the Canadian National Railway. The James Street Bridge has been closed to vehicle traffic since an October 30, 2013 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2019171 Views

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Tsilhqot’in To Hold Water and Drum Ceremony on steps of BC Court of Appeal – My Cariboo Now

Mar. 21st, 2019 The Tsilhqot’in Nation will be in Vancouver to mark World Water Day and their fight to protect their land. The Tsilhqot’in Nation and other First Nation Chiefs will be holding a water and drum ceremony Friday morning before entering the BC Court of Appeal seeking an injunction to halt drilling for Taseko […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2019575 Views

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McKay Métis ask Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeal on Rigel Oil Sands Project

FORT MCKAY, AB, March 21, 2019  – The McKay Métis are a pro-oil sands and pro-development Métis community located in the heart of the Alberta oil sands. It benefits greatly from the economic spin-offs related to oil sands development. The goal of the community is to participate in development that is responsible and sustainable, and […]

by pnationtalk on March 21, 2019407 Views

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Doctrine of Discovery at heart of Saskatchewan court case – APTN News

March 21, 2019 What sounds like a beef about the Saskatchewan Parks Act is really a much bigger story that involves the Doctrine of Discovery. “What’s happening to Sylvia and Kurtis McAdam is a very long trend of provinces encroaching on Indigenous land,” said Hayden King of the Yellowhead Institute. “And using the criminal justice […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2019502 Views

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Saskatchewan judge dismisses land use charges against protest group founder – MooseJawToday.com

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — A judge has dismissed charges against one of the founders of the Indigenous Idle No More protest movement who was accused of living illegally on Saskatchewan park land. Sylvia McAdam and her brother Kurtis were to stand trial for failing to comply with a provincial government order to vacate land in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2019381 Views

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Partners Move Forward on Child and Family Wellbeing in Yukon

March 18, 2019 — Kwanlin (Whitehorse), Yukon — Indigenous Services CanadaIndigenous Services Canada, the Government of Yukon’s Department of Health and Social Services, and Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Council of Yukon First Nations who were all selected by the Yukon First Nations Health and Social Development Commission, are pleased to announce […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 2019134 Views

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Nova Scotia court grants injunction against Mi’kmaq protester at Alton Gas site – Advocate Daily

HALIFAX — A judge has granted a temporary order that requires an Indigenous man camped on a Nova Scotia company’s property to move his protest to a site designated by the firm. The company, Alton Natural Gas Storage, is behind a plan to store natural gas in huge underground caverns north of Halifax. The project has been delayed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 2019133 Views

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Canada supports the efforts of Anishinabek Nation to rebuild their nation and improve child and family services

March 15, 2019 – Nipissing First Nation, Ontario – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is supporting the Anishinabek Nation in their efforts to improve the safety and well-being of First Nations children and families and rebuild their nations in a manner that responds to the priorities and unique needs of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2019352 Views

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Court fight over access to Alton Gas site focuses on Indigenous rights – CBC

Project has been delayed for years because of ongoing protests Mar 12, 2019 Indigenous rights were at the centre of an intense courtroom debate Tuesday as a Nova Scotia company asked a judge to order the RCMP to remove protesters camped on the firm’s property. The company, Alton Natural Gas Storage, is behind a plan […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2019220 Views

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Statement from the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard in regards to the ‘Namgis and Morton Court Decision

March 12, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Government of Canada has completed its review of the February 4, 2019 Federal Court ‘Namgis decision. We will not be appealing. The court found that Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO’s) current policies set the threshold for “harm” to wild stocks too high and should be revisited. The court […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 2019124 Views

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Grand Chief Kavanaugh reacts to court decision on health curriculum

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – Today Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty 3, delivered the following statement: “Grand Council Treaty 3 is committed to advancing the best interests of Anishinaabe young people in our communities. We intervened in the judicial review of the Ford government’s rollback of the province’s Health and Physical Education Curriculum […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2019124 Views

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Tsilhqot’in Nation Disappointed at BC Court of Appeal Decision

Williams Lake, BC: The Thlhqot’in Nation is disappointed by the BC Court of Appeal’s decision to allow an exploratory drilling permit at Te2tan Biny (Fish Lake) and surrounding area. The permit approves an extensive drilling, road building and excavation program by TML that purports to advance its rejected New Prosperity Mine project. The permit authorizes […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 2019159 Views

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Government Of Saskatchewan And Saskatoon Tribal Council Working To Improve Child Welfare

March 5, 2019 The Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) have agreed to work together toward better outcomes for Indigenous children, youth and families. “Our government’s new partnership with STC will be based on collaboration, dialogue and respect,” Social Services Minister Paul Merriman said.  “We are committed to working together to improve […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2019171 Views

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Inquest Into The Death Of Austin Eaglechief

February 28, 2019 A public inquest into the death of Austin Eaglechief will be held March 25-29, 2019, at Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon. The first day of the inquest is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with remaining start times to be determined by the presiding coroner. Eaglechief, 22, was in a vehicle […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2019147 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach (Ottawa, ON) – Following the introduction of federal legislation on Indigenous child welfare today in Parliament, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said that First Nations children are the first priority […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 2019919 Views

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Government of Canada, Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Métis National Council celebrate the introduction of Bill C-92

February 28, 2019 — Ottawa, Unceded Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada Today the Government of Canada, the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Métis National Council, and other Indigenous leaders joined in a celebration in Ottawa to mark the introduction of Bill C-92 in Parliament. Indigenous Services Minister, Seamus O’Regan, introduced […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 2019191 Views

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ITK Welcomes Introduction Of Federal Legislation To Protect Inuit Children

Thursday, February 28, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed will take part in an announcement welcoming the introduction of an Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis Children, Youth and Families this morning, alongside Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services; Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 2019185 Views

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Bill C-92 Introduced in Parliament: An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Children, Youth and Families

February 28, 2019 — Ottawa, Unceded Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada At the opening of Parliament today, Indigenous Services Minister, Seamus O’Regan, introduced Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families. Co-developed with Indigenous partners, Bill C-92 seeks to affirm Indigenous peoples’ inherent right to exercise […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 2019209 Views

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First nations get win in ongoing legal battle with RioTinto Alcan – Prince George Citizen

February 20, 2019 The stakes have been upped in an ongoing legal battle between two north-central B.C. first nations and RioTinto Alcan over the diversion of water out of the Nechako River. In a decision issued January 30, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Nigel Kent granted the Saik’uz and Stellat’en first nations permission to seek a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2019210 Views

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Mi’kmaq Confederacy applauds court decision that recognized man’s Indigenous heritage – CBC

‘It really puts the courts [on] notice, saying that they need to consider the history of an Indigenous person’ Feb 21, 2019 The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. is applauding a recent appeal decision that lessened the sentence of a young Indigenous man who was convicted for drug trafficking. The Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal found that a judge […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2019148 Views

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Trial of RCMP related to 2003 Shippagan riots begins – CBC

Force accused of negligence in $38 million lawsuit by owners of bankrupt fish plant Feb 20, 2019 A Moncton court has begun hearing a lawsuit against the RCMP that alleges the force didn’t do its job during the 2003 riots in Shippagan that destroyed the Daley Brothers fish plant and warehouse, several crab fishing boats and hundreds of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 2019295 Views

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Re-Evaluating Court options for Yukon First Nations – Alternatives Journal

REDUCING THE over incarceration of Indigenous people is an ongoing policy concern across the Territorial North. Different First Nations and jurisdictions are actively exploring different justice models to better serve the diverse needs of Indigenous communities. Nän K’alädàtth’ät: Changing Times, Continuing Ways is a new policy paper from Samantha Dawson, Jessica Black, Melaina Sheldon, Jordan […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 2019231 Views

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Office of the Child and Youth Advocate releases videos in Indigenous languages to improve service accessibility

February 19, 2019 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has released two videos about the organization in the Blackfoot and Cree languages. These videos, which include information about what a young person can expect when they call the OCYA and how the office can help advocate on their behalf, are unique new […]

by aanationtalk on February 19, 2019216 Views

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Beaver Lake Cree Nation to argue key motion in massive treaty case

Press Release FYI: The hearing schedule in the Beaver Lake Cree constitutional challenge has changed. The hearing will begin on Tuesday,, February 19, at 9 a.m. Please see amended press release below. WireService.ca Media Release (02/15/2019) Edmonton, AB on Treaty No. 6 Territory/Vancouver – From February 19 to February 21, Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Treaty […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 2019262 Views

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