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Justice Disserved for Indigenous Prisoners

By Daniela Estrada*

SANTIAGO, Feb 25 – While Mapuche Indians in Chile complain that the government has “criminalised” their land-rights protests, many indigenous people are in prison in Mexico and Peru because there were no translators to explain why they were on trial.

There is no statistical evidence of judicial persecution of the indigenous populations in Chile, Mexico and Peru. The number of aboriginal people behind bars in all three countries is quite small, and the proportion of indigenous prisoners per capita is lower than that of the population at large.

by NationTalk on February 25, 20081118 Views

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Historic Calder Decision Marks 35 Years

NEW AIYANSH, BC, Feb. 21 – On January 31, 1973, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered the landmark “Calder Decision” that established, for the first time, that Aboriginal title exists in modern Canadian law. The decision not only opened up the possibility of a new future for British Columbia’s First Nations, it reverberated across Canada and around the world.

by NationTalk on February 22, 20082112 Views

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Residential Schools Settlement Update for February 20th, 2008

The List of Decisions regarding the schools that have been suggested has been updated. The updated list will be available to view on February 22, 2008 by the end of the business day. To view the list, please click here.

The next status update will be available on February 27th, 2008.

by NationTalk on February 22, 2008804 Views

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NAN Demands Ardoch Settlement

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NAN DEMANDS ONTARIO SETTLES ARDOCH LAND DISPUTE

THUNDER BAY, ON Wednesday February 20, 2008: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy demands the Premier of Ontario negotiate a settlement regarding the ongoing land dispute on traditional Ardoch Algonquin First Nation (AAFN) territory, rather than using the courts to delay a political solution.

by NationTalk on February 21, 20081174 Views

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Metis Struggle for Justice Continues

Metis Submit Notice of Appeal to Court

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA–(Feb. 15, 2008) – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is pleased to announce that this morning the MMF submitted the Notice of Appeal in MMF v. A.G. Canada and A.G. Manitoba to Manitoba’s Court of Appeal. In the Notice, the MMF has outlined the grounds for appeal stating that the trial judge, Justice MacInnes, made 27 errors in his previous judgment made on December 07, 2007.

by NationTalk on February 16, 20081193 Views

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Aboriginal Healing Foundation – Lump Sum Compensation Payments Study

Lump Sum Compensation Payments Research Project: The Circle Rechecks Itself

Prepared for the Aboriginal Healing Foundation
By
Madeleine Dion Stout
Rick Harp
2007

In a report of this nature, where faithful reproduction of individual experiences and perceptions is of critical importance, one proceeds with due care and circumspection when attempting generalized assertions concerning Aboriginal people. The Aboriginal Healing Foundation feels however that preliminary generalizations pertaining to two subjects are required at the outset of this project.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081148 Views

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Canada. Nuu-chah-nulth Nations Seek Reconciliation for Rights and Title to Sea Resources

Monday, 04 February 2008

One of the largest Aboriginal fishing cases in Canada will be back in court on February 4th when Nuu-chah-nulth Nations face Canada and British Columbia to have their rights and title to sea resources recognized, respected, and implemented.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008956 Views

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Nuu-chah-nulth Nations Seek Reconciliation

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, Food/Beverage Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

PORT ALBERNI, BC, PRESS RELEASE–(Feb. 2, 2008) – One of the largest Aboriginal fishing cases in Canada will be back in court on February 4th when Nuu-chah-nulth Nations face Canada and British Columbia to have their rights and title to sea resources recognized, respected, and implemented.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20081231 Views

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Reminder: Aboriginal Groups say B.C.’s AG is Double Dealing

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

VANCOUVER, BC, MEDIA ADVISORY–(Feb. 1, 2008) – The United Native Nations, B.C.’s largest urban aboriginal group, has called a meeting of other urban aboriginal organizations for next week to discuss a formal response to what it calls “double dealing” by B.C. Attorney General Wally Oppal in relation to the Frank Paul inquiry.

Press Conference
Friday, February 1, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Federal Court building, 800-701 West Georgia Street, media room

IN: JUSTICE, POLITICS, SOCIAL

For more information, please contact

David Dennis, Vice-President, United Native Nations Society
Primary Phone: 604-868-4283

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008807 Views

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Common Experience Payment – Statistics

December 20, 2007

On September 19, 2007 the Government of Canada began receiving applications for the Common Experience Payment (CEP) which is one element of the court-supervised Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

by NationTalk on December 20, 20071212 Views

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Platinex Updates on Legal Proceedings Between Platinex – KI – Ontario

AURORA, ON, Dec. 20 – Representatives of Platinex, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, “KI”, and Ontario engaged in a court endorsed pre-trial in Thunder Bay, Ontario, before Mr. Justice Stephen O’Neill of the Superior Court of Justice. After a full day of discussions, KI announced for the very first time (after 1 1/2 years of litigation, preceded by seven years of communications between Platinex and KI) that it was asserting a claim to sovereignty over its traditional lands and that it wished to engage in discussions with Ontario in respect of such claim. The stated position of KI was that it would not dialogue with Platinex until such time as the issues between KI and Ontario were resolved. As a result, the facilitation did not result in any progress in the resolution of the Platinex-KI litigation. Platinex is thankful for the dedication and commitment demonstrated by Mr. Justice O’Neill in his handling of the facilitation. Platinex remains willing to participate in good faith discussions and negotiations with KI and Ontario.

by NationTalk on December 20, 20072876 Views

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Superior Court Communique to the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation

December 19, 2007

COMMUNIQUÉ

This message is being distributed to the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation at the direction of the Superior Court in the litigation involving Platinex Inc., KI and Ontario

by NationTalk on December 20, 20071935 Views

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Indian Residential School Settlement Update for December 19th, 2007

The Residential Schools Information Line at 1-866-879-4913 will maintain normal service hours between December 24th, 2007 and January 5th, 2008. Live agents are available between 8 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. EST 7 days a week.

The next status update will be available on January 9th, 2008.

by NationTalk on December 20, 2007909 Views

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Appointment of Daniel Ish as Chief Adjudicator of the Independent Assessment Process

OTTAWA, Dec. 14 – The Indian Residential Schools Oversight Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Daniel Ish, Q.C. to the position of Chief Adjudicator for the Independent Assessment Process (IAP), which is a key element of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

by NationTalk on December 16, 20072272 Views

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Dehcho Leaders to Meet over Norwegian Case

FORT SIMPSON, NT – Dec 14 — The leadership (chiefs, Metis community presidents and elders) of the Dehcho First Nations (DFN) will convene a telephone call Monday, December 17, 2007, to discuss the implications fo Grand Chief Herb Norwegian’s recent guilty plea and one-day jail sentence for assault.

by NationTalk on December 15, 20071091 Views

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Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Upholds the Duty to Consult

Labrador Metis Nation News
Thursday, 13 Dec 2007

On Wednesday, December 12, 2007 the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador upheld an earlier decision made by Justice Robert Fowler. On July 19, 2006 after reviewing the extensive affidavit and documentary evidence before him and after a five day hearing including viva voce evidence and argument, the Honourable Justice Robert A. Fowler concluded that:

by NationTalk on December 13, 20071242 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council Calls for Inquiry Into Case of Murdered Women of Downtown Eastside

News Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 11, 2007

Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – The First Nations Leadership Council is calling for an inquiry into the investigation into the disappearance and subsequent murder of dozens of women from the Downtown Eastside in the wake of the guilty verdict in the Robert Pickton trial.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2007976 Views

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Métis Nation of Ontario Appalled by Decision of Manitoba Court to Dismiss Manitoba Métis Claim – Gives Full Support to Call for Appeal

OTTAWA, Dec. 10 – The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is shocked and appalled by the decision of Justice Alan D. MacInnes of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, in Manitoba Métis Federation et al v. Manitoba and Canada. Justice MacInnes dismissed the case that concerns the massive swindle of Métis lands that were set-aside for them in the Manitoba Act of 1870.

by NationTalk on December 11, 20071103 Views

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Ten Years Later: Celebrating the Delgamuukw/Gisday’wa Decision

December 11, 2007

It is with great pride that the National Centre for First Nations Governance commemorates the tenth anniversary since the Supreme Court of Canada’s historic Delgamuukw/Gisday’wa decision. By clearly recognizing and accommodating our rights under the law, and the Crown’s legal obligations, this victory has been an integral element in First Nations advancing their own particular rights on their lands, in their communities, in the courts and at the negotiating table.

by NationTalk on December 11, 20071286 Views

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MMF Vows to Continue Struggle for Justice

Another obstacle was place in the path of our 135-year Metis struggle for justice and recognition. On December 7th, after a 25-year court battle, Justice MacInnis’ released his decision in Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) v. A.G. of Canada and A.G. of Manitoba.

“We will appeal the decision,” said MMF President David Chartrand. “History shows that very rarely does a lower court side with Aboriginal Peoples on a matter of importance. The Metis People will have to rely on a higher court. We would not be surprised if this went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.”

by NationTalk on December 10, 20071091 Views

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Robert Picton Found Guilty of 2nd Degree Murder on All 6 Counts

Moments ago Robert Picton was found guilty of 2nd Degree Murder on all counts and not guilt of 1st Degree Murder on all 6 counts. Press releases will follow as they come in.

by NationTalk on December 9, 20071187 Views

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The Tsilhqot’in Nation Decision on Aboriginal Title and Right

Blake’s Bulletin Analysis

The British Columbia Supreme Court recently released its decision in the Tsilhqot’in Nation case. This decision is the most significant trial judgment on aboriginal title and rights since the Supreme Court of Canada decided the Delgamuukw case in 1997, and is the first case in which a court has concluded that the evidence before it proves aboriginal title over certain lands. Given its significance, this trial decision is likely to be appealed. In the interim, the decision has at least two significant implications. First, it demonstrates the type and degree of evidence required to prove aboriginal title; prior cases provided the theoretical framework on which this decision is based. Second, while it reinforces the importance of the Crown’s obligation to consult and potentially accommodate First Nations in respect of their claims of aboriginal title and rights, it does not change the nature and scope of the Crown’s duty in this respect.

by NationTalk on December 8, 20071363 Views

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Statement from D/Commr Sweeney on RCMP Backup Policy

5 DECEMBER 2007

Good afternoon. I would like to thank you all for joining us today. My name is Bill Sweeney and I am a Deputy Commissioner in the RCMP currently serving in the capacity of Senior Advisor to the Commissioner. I assumed this post in July of this year. Prior to this appointment I served as the Deputy Commissioner in the North West Region, where I oversaw RCMP operations in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

by NationTalk on December 6, 20071275 Views

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Tsilhqot’in Decision Supports Jules and Wilson Case

Tsilhqot’in Court Victory Supports Jules and Wilson Case on Aboriginal Title and Rights

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

VERNON, BC, PRESS RELEASE–(Dec. 5, 2007) – The First Nation’s victory in their Aboriginal title and rights claim in the Supreme Court’s decision in Tsilhqot’in v. British Columbia provides strong support for the Okanagan Indian Band’s aboriginal title and rights defence to enforcement proceedings under the Forest Act.

by NationTalk on December 6, 20071741 Views

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Minister to Meet With Community Groups in Labrador

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Justice
December 5, 2007

In order to achieve a better understanding of the justice system in Labrador, the Honourable Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, will meet with community and Aboriginal Leaders and tour correctional facilities in Happy Valley–Goose Bay today.

by NationTalk on December 5, 2007992 Views

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Update for December 4th, 2007: Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement Common Experience Payment Amounts

Update for December 4th, 2007:

Information Advisory
Re: Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement Common Experience Payment Amounts.

OTTAWA, December 3, 2007 – Common Experience Payments (CEP) are based on:

– An application accompanied by validated personal identity documentation;
– Student residency in a recognized residential school; and
– The number of years of residency ($10,000 for the first school year or portion thereof and $3,000 for each subsequent year).

Former students applying for the CEP present unique personal histories and sets of school experiences and a number of factors can influence how quickly the government can process an application. The Government is fully committed to continuing to process applications as quickly and efficiently as possible.

by NationTalk on December 5, 20071049 Views

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Alberta Métis Table Petition on Harvesting in Legislature

Call on Alberta Government to ‘Tear Up’ Ted Morton’s Flawed Policy

EDMONTON, Nov. 29 – Today Pearl Calahasen, the MLA for Lesser Slave Lake, tabled a petition in the Alberta Legislature on behalf of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) in support of the Alberta Government respectfully accommodating Métis harvesting rights.

by NationTalk on November 30, 20071209 Views

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The Government of Canada Tables Legislation to Increase Number of Judges in Provincial Superior Courts

OTTAWA , November 28, 2007 – Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, today introduced legislation that would amend the Judges Act to authorize the appointment of 20 new judges for provincial and territorial superior trial courts.

by NationTalk on November 28, 20071069 Views

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Taseko Mines Comments on Recent Court Decision Regarding Aboriginal Title

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Nov. 27, 2007) – Taseko Mines Limited (TSX:TKO)(AMEX:TGB) –

The William decision, released by the Supreme Court of British Columbia on November 21, 2007, has provided increased certainty for the Company’s 100% owned Prosperity gold-copper project.

by NationTalk on November 27, 20071165 Views

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First Nations Woman and Her Husband To Challenge His Banishment From Curve Lake Reserve

TORONTO, Nov. 22 – Donna Shilling, a status member of the Curve Lake First Nation, returned to her home Reserve four and a half years ago and built a thriving convenience store and marina with her husband, Rick Hayes.

After cooperating fully with a brief investigation, Mr. Hayes pleaded guilty on September 26, 2007 to possessing a telescoping baton “for a dangerous purpose” – protecting his store against break-ins – and to possessing $300 in proceeds of crime and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. In the course of his plea, Mr. Hayes explained he had only four customers. All of them use marijuana medically, though unlicensed to do so, for cancer, alcoholism and multiple sclerosis. He was sentenced to an $1150 fine and surcharge, a $300 forfeiture order and non-reporting probation for one year.

by NationTalk on November 23, 20071652 Views

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Labradormiut File Class Action Claim for Compensation for Residential School Abuse

TORONTO, Nov. 22 – While the residential school survivors across Canada are in the process of receiving their Common Experience Payments and applying for increased compensation for the most serious claims of abuse, the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nunatsiavut have been left out. Over 300 individual survivors of residential schools located throughout Labrador and Northern Newfoundland, have retained Steven Cooper of the law firm of Ahlstrom Wright Oliver & Cooper LLP of Sherwood Park, Alberta and Kirk M. Baert of Koskie Minsky LLP of Toronto, Ontario to represent their interests and that of all similar survivors.

by NationTalk on November 23, 20072729 Views

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Minister Greenan Calls on Federal Government to Help With Implementation of Justice Initiatives

Thursday, November 22, 2007
For immediate release
CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI

Prince Edward Island Attorney General Gerard Greenan says he believes the federal government is responsible to assist the provinces and territories with the costs of implementing federally-led legislation.

by NationTalk on November 22, 20071032 Views

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2007 BCSC 1700 Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Citation:
Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia,
2007 BCSC 1700

Date: 20071120
Docket: 90-0913
Registry: Victoria

Between:
Roger William, on his own behalf and on behalf of all other members of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government and on behalf of all other members of the Tsilhqot’in Nation
Plaintiff

And:

Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of British Columbia, the Regional Manager of the Cariboo Forest Region and The Attorney General of Canada
Defendants

Before: The Honourable Mr. Justice Vickers

by NationTalk on November 22, 20074666 Views

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UBCIC Celebrates Xeni Gwet’in Court Victory

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

VANCOUVER, BC, PRESS RELEASE–(Nov. 21, 2007) – “The Union of BC Indian Chiefs congratulates Xeni Gwet’in and Chief Roger William on their hard-earned court victory today. Today’s judgment is another nail in the coffin for the BC Treaty Process. Clearly the process is dead,” stated Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

by NationTalk on November 22, 20071146 Views

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Residential Schools Settlement Update for November 21st, 2007

Decisions regarding schools that were suggested prior to September 19th, 2007 will be posted on the website tomorrow (November 22nd). Please click on the link on the Main page to view the list of decisions.

The next status update will be available on December 5th, 2007.

by NationTalk on November 21, 2007920 Views

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Northern Survivors Being Revictimized After They Are Excluded From The Residential School Agreement

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 20, 2007

(SASKATOON) Many Saskatchewan Residential School survivors are being revictimized after they lost their bid to be covered under the $1.9 billion settlement agreement despite the fact that they attended residential schools across this province, FSIN Vice Chief Lyle Whitefish said.

“Survivors who attended 26 different schools in Saskatchewan are discouraged with the process that has left them out. They attended schools that had the dynamics of a residential school – they were kept from their homes and families and suffered many abuses. These survivors are like any other residential school survivor already covered by the settlement, they feel they should be entitled to make a claim,” Vice Chief Whitefish added.

by NationTalk on November 21, 20071324 Views

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Keith McCaskill Appointed Chief of Police

MEDIA RELEASE:

WINNIPEG November 20, 2007 – Acting Chief Administrative Officer Alex Robinson, joined by Mayor Sam Katz, today announced the appointment of Keith McCaskill as Chief of Police for the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS).

by NationTalk on November 20, 20072539 Views

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Copyright Law Offers Poor Protection for Aboriginal Cultural Property

By David Spratley
Vancouver
November 23 2007

The city of Duncan, a small town in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, is often referred to as the “City of Totems” because of its many totem poles. In the summer of 2007, Duncan’s city council created a totem copyright policy which purports to govern the use of images of the city’s totem poles.

by NationTalk on November 20, 20071541 Views

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AFN National Chief Demands Clarification

November 15, 2007

National Chief Phil Fontaine is looking for the government to clarify whether there was a transfer of funds from the Residential Schools Settlement Trust as reported by Elizabeth Thompson in the Gazette today.

“The confusion surrounding this issue needs to be resolved,” the National Chief stressed. “It is essential that the Government explain what has happened. I can not stress how important it is that any and all funds earmarked for the Residential Schools Settlement Trust be used for the compensation of survivors and for the other programs and activities dedicated to the Residential Schools issue.”

Contacts:

Joan McEwen, AFN Communications Director
613-241-6789 ext. 242 or cell 613-324-3329 or jmcewen@afn.ca

Nancy Pine, Communications Advisor – Office of the National Chief
613-241-6789 ext 243 or cell 613-298-6382 or npine@afn.ca

Josee Bellemare, Bilingual Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 336 or cell 613-327-6331 or jbellemare@afn.ca

by NationTalk on November 16, 20071032 Views

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INFORMATION ADVISORY Re: Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement Funds Remain Fully Available to Common Experience Payment Applicants

Settlement Agreement
INFORMATION ADVISORY

Re: Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement Funds Remain Fully Available to Common Experience Payment Applicants

OTTAWA, November 15, 2007- Despite recent media reports to the contrary, we want to assure you that the Government of Canada is in no way taking money away from the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement to fund other programs.

by NationTalk on November 16, 20071535 Views

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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Justice and Public Safety Meet

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA–(Nov. 16, 2007) – Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers responsible for Justice and Public Safety concluded their meeting today, after substantive discussions on key justice and public safety issues currently facing Canada, such as youth justice, drugs, organized crime, and policing. Ministers noted the need for ongoing collaboration to ensure the advancement of their common goal of ensuring public safety and protecting Canadians against crime.

by NationTalk on November 16, 20071322 Views

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Residential Schools Settlement Update for November 14th, 2007

If you have questions about your Common Experience Payment (CEP) Application, please contact Service Canada at 1-866-699-1742 or visit your local Service Canada office. A list of offices can be found on the Service Canada website at www.servicecanada.ca.

The Government of Canada is working hard to expedite the processing of your CEP application in a timely manner. Immediate steps include an increase in the number of processing staff and an increase in the number of agents available to answer your call when you contact the toll-free number listed above. The Government understands that applicants have been waiting a long time for payments and they appreciate your patience.

The next status update will be available on November 21st, 2007.

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007960 Views

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National Chief Hopeful the Frank Paul Inquiry Will Reveal the Truth

OTTAWA, Nov. 14 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine welcomed the inquiry into the death of Frank Paul, which is being conducted by Justice William H. Davies in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“Nearly 9 years after Frank Paul froze to death shortly after being released by Vancouver Police, we are finally seeing a public inquiry begin. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. There have been many cases of First Nations people who have died while in custody or shortly after being released under questionable circumstances. I am hopeful that this inquiry can uncover the truth and deliver some form of justice and closure to the family and friends of Frank Paul,” said National Chief Fontaine.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20071262 Views

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Final Arguments in Goodon Case No End of Government Harassment

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
November 14, 2007

BRANDON – Today Metis defendant Mr. Will Goodon entered a Brandon courtroom alongside Metis legal counsel and with Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand. Final arguments in the Goodon Case may have begun but all indications are that this may not be the last time Metis Harvesters defend their rights in the courts.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20071148 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council Hopes Truth Will Come In Frank Paul Inquiry, Bring Closure to All

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2007

Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC) – The First Nations Leadership Council is hopeful the Frank Paul Inquiry will bring to light the truth surrounding the death of Frank Paul nine years ago. Paul, a Mi’kmaq man, died of hypothermia in December 1998 shortly after being released by the Vancouver Police Department into an east Vancouver alley.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20071020 Views

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Help Sharon McIvor win equality for Aboriginal Women

In an historic court victory for Aboriginal women and their descendants, Sharon McIvor, a First Nations woman from Merritt, British Columbia, has successfully challenged the continuing sex discrimination in the sections of the 1985 Indian Act that determine Indian status (http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/Jdb-txt/SC/07/08/2007BCSC0827.htm).

Sharon McIvor’s case challenges the continuing preferential treatment given to males and those whose Indian status is traced from male ancestors, as a violation of section 15, the equality guarantee of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20076678 Views

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Status of Investigation Into the Shooting Death of RCMP Cst Douglas Scott

Iqaluit, NU — November 9, 2007 —The first phase of the investigation into the death of Cst Doug Scott is wrapping up today, with the departure of the forensic and investigative teams from Kimmirut.

The next phase involves analysis of the forensic evidence from the various crime scenes, and analysis of the statements of witnesses and community members.

by NationTalk on November 10, 20071190 Views

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Province Addressing Justice Issues in Labrador

Justice
Executive Council
Aboriginal Affairs
November 9, 2007

The Provincial Government is making progress to improve the justice system and ensure appropriate levels of service for every Newfoundlander and Labradorian who must avail of the justice process, particularly in Labrador.

by NationTalk on November 9, 20071092 Views

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The Government of Canada Announces Funding for Youth Crime Prevention Programs in British Columbia

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Nov. 8, 2007) – The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, today announced $350,000 in funding to support two youth crime prevention projects in the cities of Surrey and Vancouver.

by NationTalk on November 8, 20071341 Views

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Consultations to Begin on New Corrections Act

FOR RELEASE #07-241
November 8, 2007

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon government will begin community consultations on a new Corrections Act this November.

This consultation stems from an action item arising out of the Correctional Redevelopment Strategic Plan, released last February. This plan was created after the Consultation on Corrections held in 2005.

by NationTalk on November 8, 20071087 Views

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