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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, 2019143 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, 2019194 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, 2019281 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, 2019176 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, 2019583 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, 2019416 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, 2019507 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, 2019391 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, 2019140 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, 2019141 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, 2019361 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, 2019238 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, 2019129 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, 2019132 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, 2019168 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, 2019185 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, 2019157 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, 2019937 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, 2019199 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, 2019193 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, 2019219 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, 2019223 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, 2019155 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, 2019311 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, 2019239 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, 2019230 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, 2019275 Views

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

From February 19 to February 21, Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Treaty No. 6 will be in court arguing a key motion whose outcome may well decide the fate of a massive Treaty challenge the Nation launched in 2008. WireService.ca Media Release (02/14/2019) Edmonton, AB on Treaty No. 6 Territory/Vancouver – From February 19 to February 21, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 2019315 Views

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Statement – Government of Canada responds to Saskatchewan Court Hearing on Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

February 14, 2019 – Regina, Saskatchewan Today, on the conclusion of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal’s hearing on the constitutionality of Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, the Honourable Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna issued the following statement: “The Government of Canada knows that we cannot afford inaction on climate change at […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 2019140 Views

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Albertan First Nation group prepares to support federal position in carbon tax court battle – Toronto Star

Feb. 14, 2019 CALGARY—With the Saskatchewan government’s argument against the national price on pollution out of the way, the Canadian government will make the case in court Thursday that a carbon tax is justified because climate change requires national action. The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal is hearing a legal battle this week over the national […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2019200 Views

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Federal government, environmental groups take the stand in Sask. carbon tax challenge – CBC

Sask., New Brunswick, Ontario arguing carbon tax unconstitutional Feb 14, 2019 Canada must have the latitude to address the national and international concerns posed by climate change, according to a lawyer for the federal government. “Despite Saskatchewan’s view to the contrary, the rapidly increasing accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere, the grave risks posed by […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2019167 Views

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The IBA Congratulates the Appointment of Jodie-Lynn Waddilove as a Judge to the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie

The IBA Congratulates the Appointment of Jodie-Lynn Waddilove as a Judge to the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (the “IBA”) celebrates the appointment of Jodie-Lynn Waddilove as a judge to the Ontario Court of Justice as of December 26, 2018, with her swearing in taking place on […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 2019234 Views

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Carbon tax court challenge begins today – Humboldt Journal

February 13, 2019 REGINA — Lawyers are expected to pack a Regina courtroom today to argue the constitutionality of a federally imposed carbon tax. A panel of five judges is to listen to arguments from both the Saskatchewan and federal governments as well as from 16 interveners on both sides of the dispute. Saskatchewan opposes […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 2019187 Views

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Move quickly on treaty ruling, ex-Sudbury judge says – The Sudbury Star

February 12, 2019 Retired Superior Court Justice Stephen O’Neill is pleased a former colleague ruled in favour of the Robinson-Huron Treaty Trust in its fight to have Crown annuities increased for 21 First Nations across much of Northern Ontario. But he is also hoping the Ontario government does not appeal Justice Patricia Hennessy’s decision, potentially […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2019285 Views

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Manitoba Implements Provincewide Block Funding in Child Welfare System

Agencies to Retain Children’s Special Allowance: Stefanson The Manitoba government is implementing a new funding approach as part of its plan to reform the child welfare system and provide stronger supports to children and families, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “Block funding will fund authorities and agencies up front to improve outcomes for children […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 2019200 Views

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CFS agencies need to focus more on keeping families together than on apprehensions says former case worker – APTN News

February 7, 2019 Today’s InFocus was the last in a three-part series putting the child welfare system under the microscope. Natasha Reimer spent her entire life bounced from foster home to foster home when she was apprehended as a young girl from an unsafe home. While the system kept her separated from a mother who […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2019137 Views

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Federal Court orders DFO to make new farmed salmon transfer policy – CBC

DFO policy was to skip testing for PRV virus when issuing licence for farmed fish transfers, releases Feb 05, 2019 The Federal Court has struck down a Department of Fisheries and Oceans policy on farmed salmon, after finding that the ministry was ignoring testing for a virus when issuing licences for the transfer or release […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 2019158 Views

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

February 4, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia – We take the duty to consult with Indigenous groups very seriously and the Government of Canada is engaging in meaningful consultation with Indigenous communities and stakeholders to form our policy decisions. The Government of Canada understands that a strong, science-based approach to regulating the aquaculture industry is essential and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2019148 Views

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BC Government: Ministry broadens hiring credentials for new frontline workers

January 31, 2019 VICTORIA – To better respond to the evolving needs of vulnerable children and families, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has expanded the educational and experiential requirements for new frontline workers, in line with recommendations from Grand Chief Ed John’s report on Indigenous child welfare. Preference will continue to be […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2019171 Views

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Bankrupt energy companies can’t abandon old wells, Supreme Court rules – APTN News

January 31, 2019 The Supreme Court of Canada says the trustee for a bankrupt Alberta energy company cannot simply walk away from unprofitable wells on agricultural land without having to clean up. The high court’s 5-2 ruling overturns an Alberta Court of Appeal ruling that upheld a 2016 decision in the Alberta Court of Queen’s […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 2019179 Views

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‘They just ripped them out of my hands’: A mother shares her experience with the child welfare system on InFocus – APTN News

January 31, 2019 On the second edition of a three-part series about child and family services (CFS) on InFocus, Host Melissa Ridgen talks with parents who found themselves targets of CFS agencies and how they beat. or continue to fight they system. Stacy Owl lost her five children two years ago on the word of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 2019164 Views

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AER Public Statement: Supreme Court of Canada issues Decision of Redwater

Calgary, Alberta (Jan 31, 2019)… One of the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) responsibilities is to protect Albertans. This duty recently took us to the highest court in Canada. The AER is steadfast in our belief that the public should not be on the hook for the closure and reclamation costs of insolvent licencees. The AER […]

by pmnationtalk on January 31, 2019225 Views

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Robinson Huron Treaty First Nations disappointed by Ontario appeal notice – Manitoulin Expositor

January 30, 2019 TORONTO—The 21 First Nations communities of the Huron Robinson Treaty annuities case received the disappointing news that Ontario was reserving its right to appeal Justice Patricia Hennessey’s ruling that the province failed to increase the annuities owed to the First Nations, annuities that had not been raised since being frozen in 1874. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 2019189 Views

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Court rules First Nation needn’t share settlement cash with victims of discrimination – CBC

Jan 30, 2019 The Ontario Superior Court has ruled in a case that highlights the fallout from past government laws that discriminated against First Nations women. Specifically, the ruling addresses how laws that deprived Indigenous women of status if they married non-Indigenous men impacted their descendants’ rights to settlement money won from their communities’ disputes with the Crown. The […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 2019142 Views

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Ontario appeals Robinson treaties annuities case, but open to settlement negotiations – CBC

Judge ruled that $4 yearly treaty payments were not frozen in time Jan 22, 2019 The Ontario government has filed a notice to appeal a landmark ruling on treaty annuities, even as it enters settlement negotiations with Ottawa and the First Nations involved in the case. ​The Ontario Superior Court ruled in December 2018 that annuity […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 2019151 Views

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B.C. First Nation files Aboriginal Rights lawsuit against Canada over salmon farms in their territory – APTN News

January 19, 2019 The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation of Kingcome is taking legal action against Canada to remove 10 salmon farms from their traditional waters located in the Broughton Archipelago northeast of Vancouver Island. “We are standing up to say we are taking back our lands, territories and resources, said Traditional Leader Willie Moon of Dzawada’enuxw First […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 2019170 Views

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How one B.C. community is fighting to keep Indigenous children with their families – The Globe and Mail

In the Cowichan Valley, a growing network of mothers, advocates, midwives, doctors and elected officials is trying to take a different approach to address the ‘humanitarian crisis’ of Indigenous kids in care Eleven days ago in a Winnipeg hospital, a man visiting his two-day-old great-niece saw police and social workers suddenly crowd the room. They […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 2019264 Views

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CBC Investigates: Province changes how it counts kids in care, reports lower number than Manitoba child welfare agencies – CBC

10,776 kids in care, province says after change to how number is tallied, but agencies say total is 11,143 Jan 18, 2019 At first glance, it looks like the number of children in care in Manitoba decreased from just over 10,700 to 10,328 last year — a figure touted by the Families minister as the first decrease in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 2019185 Views

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