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6 First Nations sue province for charges against Indigenous loggers – CBC

Lawsuit alleges province contravened treaties by enforcing Crown Lands and Forests Act Mar 11, 2020 Six Wolastoqey First Nations are suing the province for not recognizing their treaty rights to Crown timber. Oromocto, Woodstock, Saint Mary’s, Kingsclear, Tobique and Madawaska First Nations allege the province is infringing on their Peace and Friendship Treaty rights by […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 2020137 Views

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Statement from the Chiefs of Treaty No. 6, Treaty No. 7 & Treaty No. 8 in regard to Child & Family Services

On March 5, 2020, the Treaty No. 6, Treaty No. 7, and Treaty No. 8 Chiefs in attendance at the Special Assembly of Treaty Chiefs, motioned and approved the following statement: Those Chiefs present at the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs meeting on March 4 & 5, 2020 in Treaty No. 7 Territory assert their inherent […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202094 Views

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Supreme Court decision: Minister Savage

Energy Minister Sonya Savage issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on the Trans Mountain expansion: “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada further clears the way for the completion of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. All five applications that were previously dismissed by the Federal Court of Appeal […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2020109 Views

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Supreme Court will not hear Indigenous arguments against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – APTN News

March 5, 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada has decided not to hear five challenges from environment and Indigenous groups from British Columbia on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. It means the multi-billion dollar project has cleared another legal hurdle. Some had wanted the top court to consider whether the Liberal cabinet violated the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2020195 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada to hear AMC argue First Nations laws must be recognized in dealing with climate change

Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba – On March 24 and 25, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) will be intervening at the Supreme Court of Canada in a significant and potentially transformational hearing. AMC is the only Intervenor to argue that First Nation constitutional orders are distinct but equal to Euro-Canadian laws. On the surface, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 2020142 Views

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Woodland Cree First Nation supports Bill-69 challenge

Premier Jason Kenney has approved the first grant through the government’s Indigenous Litigation Fund, a new way to partner in prosperity. Woodland Cree First Nation, northwest of Peace River, will receive a $187,688 grant to intervene in support of the Alberta government’s constitutional challenge of Bill C-69, the Impact Assessment Act. “I am pleased to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 2020139 Views

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Court of Appeal sets aside acquittal for Peter Khill, orders new trial – CBC

Khill’s lawyers considering options, including appeal to Supreme Court of Canada Feb 26, 2020 Ontario’s Cout of Appeal has ruled Peter Khill, the man found not guilty after admitting he shot and killed Jon Styres, should again stand trial for second degree murder. The court released its unanimous decision Wednesday, saying the trial judge failed […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 2020124 Views

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The IBA Calls On Canada To Assist With The Protection Of Indigenous Laws And To Secure Space For The Development And Practice Of Such Laws

THE IBA CALLS ON CANADA TO ASSIST WITH THE PROTECTION OF INDIGENOUS LAWS AND TO SECURE SPACE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRACTICE OF SUCH LAWS OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) calls upon the federal and provincial Crown to work in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to undertake the challenging task […]

by pmnationtalk on February 25, 2020248 Views

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Canada has constitutional duty to reach climate targets, First Nations argue in lawsuit – The Lawyer’s Daily

February 24, 2020 Two hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suw’eten Nation have launched a court challenge saying the federal government has violated their peoples’ constitutional rights by continually failing to reach its climate targets, a case their lawyer says will continue even if the standoff over the controversial Coastal GasLink pipeline ends. The chiefs, Lho’imggin and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2020146 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada dismisses N.L. appeal to hear mining lawsuit outside of Quebec – CBC

2 Innu nations seeking $900M in compensation from Rio Tinto Feb 21, 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal by Newfoundland and Labrador to strike parts of a lawsuit by two Innu Nations in Quebec against mining giant Rio Tinto. The Innu First Nations of Uashat mak Mani-utenam and Matimekush-Lac John are […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2020143 Views

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