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UVic’s new $9.1M home for Indigenous law investing in Canada’s future: minister – Times Colonist

June 26, 2019 The world’s first dual-degree program in Indigenous and non-Indigenous law will soon have a new home at the University of Victoria. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett confirmed Tuesday that the federal government will contribute $9.1 million to build a national centre for Indigenous law on campus. The centre will house the dual- […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201932 Views

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Legislative Assembly of British Columbia – Special Committee to Appoint a Conflict of Interest Commissioner

  LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Special Committee to Appoint a Conflict of Interest Commissioner Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA, Courtenay-Comox, Chair  | Steve Thomson, MLA, Kelowna-Mission, Deputy Chair Conflict Of Interest Commissioner The Conflict of Interest Commissioner is a non-partisan officer of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia responsible for ensuring that Members of the Legislative […]

by pmnationtalk on June 25, 201956 Views

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Supporting renewed relationships with Indigenous peoples

University of Victoria’s national centre for Indigenous law to help revitalize Indigenous laws June 25, 2019 – Victoria, British Columbia Indigenous peoples in Canada have unique laws and legal traditions. The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of revitalizing Indigenous legal systems and the significant role that Indigenous law institutes can play in helping Indigenous communities […]

by pnationtalk on June 25, 201963 Views

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The Senate halts recognition of Indigenous rights on National Indigenous Peoples Day – Canadian Lawyer

June 24, 2019 This year, June 21 not only marked National Indigenous Peoples Day but also the day that bill C-262 died before the Senate. The bill would ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, but it did not make it passed […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 2019101 Views

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Despite government “commitment to reconciliation” Indigenous over incarceration continues to rise.

Despite government “commitment to reconciliation” Indigenous over incarceration continues to rise. OTTAWA, ON– The Indigenous Bar Association (‘IBA’) expresses outrage at the continually rising rate of Indigenous incarceration. Despite calls to justice by the Nation Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), the Truth and Reconciliation Commission findings, the Office of the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 24, 201947 Views

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Former Justice LaForme stresses importance of vigilance in rights protection at Pride Month event – The Lawyer’s Daily

June 24, 2019 At the Law Society of Ontario’s Pride Month program, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) awarded former Justice Harry LaForme the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community (SOGIC) Ally Award for his “tireless efforts” in furthering the rights of Indigenous peoples and Canada’s LGBTQ+ communities. LaForme, the first Indigenous person to sit on […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201953 Views

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Law Society presents honorary LLD to The Honourable James Bartleman, O.C., O.Ont., at London Call to Bar ceremony

June 20, 2019 TORONTO, ON —  The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), today to Ontario’s 27th Lieutenant Governor, The Honourable James Bartleman, O.C., O.Ont., at its Call to the Bar ceremony at RBC Place London. As part of its Call ceremonies each year, the Law Society […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201920 Views

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NAN Congratulates Ovide Mercredi

THUNDER BAY, ON (June 17, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, congratulates former Assembly of First Nations National Chief Ovide Mercredi who was confirmed with an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD), by the Law Society of Ontario at today’s Call to the Bar Ceremony in Ottawa: “Ovide […]

by pnationtalk on June 18, 201921 Views

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Law Society presents honorary LLD to noted Indigenous lawyer and leader Ovide Mercredi

TORONTO, June 17, 2019 – The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Ovide Mercredi, a former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, at its Call to the Bar ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on June 17. As part of its Call […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201962 Views

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LSO – Indigenous Advisory Group: Invitation to Participate

The Law Society of Ontario (Law Society) formally announced the establishment of the Indigenous Advisory Group (IAG). Since this time, the IAG has played a critical role in advising the Law Society on matters impacting First Nations, Inuit and Métis lawyers and paralegals as well as Indigenous community members in the province of Ontario. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201929 Views

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Media Advisory – Noted Indigenous lawyer and leader Ovide Mercredi to receive Law Society honorary LLD

TORONTO, June 13, 2019  – The Law Society of Ontario will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Ovide Mercredi, a former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, at its Call to the Bar ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on June 17. As part of its […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201937 Views

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‘Another step:’ Federal Court judge releases ruling in Cree and Dene – Advocate Daily

EDMONTON — The Federal Court of Canada says it has issued a ruling in Cree and Dene — the first time it’s done so in an Indigenous language. Justice Sebastien Grammond wrote about the importance of including the two languages in a ruling last Friday that overturned the suspension of a First Nations band councillor […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201939 Views

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Central body supporting Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law launched at Grand Council Assembly

CHIPPEWAS OF GEORGINA ISLAND FIRST NATION, June 5, 2019 – Anishinabek Nation’s Social Development Department launched Koganaawsawin, the central body supporting the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law, this morning at the Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Assembly. The launch was held as a celebration of the work that the Anishinabek Nation technicians and Child Well-Being Law […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201939 Views

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Law groups welcome MMIWG report, pledge to consider and reflect on inquiry’s ‘Calls for Justice’ – The Lawyer’s Daily

June 05, 2019 Bar groups and legal regulators are welcoming the sweeping final report and recommendations of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) — although it remains to be seen how much the bar and bench will do to implement the inquiry’s demands, including that regulators mandate (and enforce) […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201931 Views

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Pot shop on First Nation near Thunder Bay ‘not a legal entity’ for sale of cannabis, say police – Sudbury.com

Bubba’s Bud and Smoke on Fort William First Nation was expected to open Tuesday afternoon but Anishinabek Police Service say it is not a legal cannabis dispensary and it is being investigated. FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION, Ont. – A so-called pot shop on the Fort William First Nation that was rumoured to open on Tuesday […]

by pnationtalk on June 5, 201925 Views

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Fifteen Manitoba Lawyers Appointed as Queen’s Counsel

June 4, 2019 The province has appointed 15 Manitoba lawyers as Queen’s counsel in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the practice of law, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “The Queen’s counsel designation is reserved for long-serving members of the legal profession who have demonstrated outstanding practice, fostered excellence in the profession, and who […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2019124 Views

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Child Protection – Supervision or guardianship – Access by parents – The Lawyer’s Daily

May 30, 2019 Appeal by the mother from an order that denied her access to three of her Indigenous children in extended care. The children were three of six siblings apprehended by the respondent Society in 2015 because of protection concerns involving violence in the home, health issues and neglect. The mother consented to a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201943 Views

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Importing alcohol from outside Nunavut

29 May 2019 Did you know that whether you live in an unrestricted or restricted community, you can bring back up to three litres of spirits, nine litres of wine, or 26 litres of beer (72 x 355 millilitre containers) to Nunavut? A liquor import permit is needed to bring in more than this amount. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201940 Views

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Living Indigenous Law in Canada by John Borrows

Credits: Creatively United for the Planet A part of the Conversations for a One Planet Region John Borrows is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School in British Columbia. His publications include Recovering Canada: The Resurgence of Indigenous Law (2002), Canada’s Indigenous Constitution (2011), Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 2019201 Views

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Supreme Court clarifies sexual assault law in case spotlighting justice system’s mistreatment of Indigenous women and sex workers – The Lawyer’s Daily

May 24, 2019 In a much anticipated ruling that addresses jury charges, consent, the use of the rape shield and a host of other fraught issues in the law and prosecution of sexual assault, the Supreme Court of Canada has 4-3 allowed, in part, the appeal of Bradley Barton from an Alberta Court of Appeal […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201968 Views

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‘This is a big step forward’: Indigenous rights advocate on bias, prejudice, racism not being part of court evidence – Global News

Lawyer and MMIW commissioner Qajaq Robinson says the Supreme Court recognizing in there’s an obligation on judges to ensure bias, prejudice, racism and sexism in cases of sexual assault involving indigenous women do not form part of the evidence is a big step forward. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/5311759/this-is-a-big-step-forward-indigenous-rights-advocate-on-bias-prejudice-racism-not-being-part-of-court-evidence/

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201957 Views

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Division of Powers – Provincial jurisdiction – Aboriginals and reserves – Property and civil rights – The Lawyer’s Daily

May 24, 2019 Appeal by three former members of the Gift Lake Metis Settlement from a decision that found impugned provisions of the Metis Settlements Act were not unconstitutional. The appellants voluntarily registered as Indians under the Indian Act to access health benefits not provided to Metis settlement members. Their memberships in the Metis Settlement […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201956 Views

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Outstanding legal professionals to receive 2019 Law Society Awards on May 22

May 16, 2019 Toronto, ON — Members of Ontario’s legal professions will be recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 22, 2019, at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. “This year’s award recipients have all demonstrated outstanding achievements, along with an exemplary commitment to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201965 Views

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Bill C-262 is about reconciliation. Make it law!

Credits: bcfedoflabour Bill C-262 is a framework for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada. The Bill will ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples signed by 144 countries. Shamefully, Canada is not yet on board. Let’s get Bill C-262 passed through the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2019232 Views

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Decision on Indigenous hunting rights ‘will be picked up in other parts of the world’: lawyer – The Lawyer’s Daily

May 15, 2019 An Indigenous man from the United States has had his acquittal for unlawful hunting upheld after the B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled his Aboriginal right to hunt was protected by the Canadian Constitution. Richard Lee Desautel is a member of the Lakes Tribe of the Colville Confederated Tribes in Washington state, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2019106 Views

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LNG projects: Slow but not dead – CBA National

To export to resource, project proponents must first have meaningful interactions with First Nations. That means recognizing that distinct legal systems are at work. In 2013, the BC Liberals’ pledged to wipe out the province’s debt by building liquid natural gas terminals worth $100 billion to the province — a bit of a pipe dream, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201961 Views

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Report shows Manitoba a leader in jail lockups; government promising change – Ottawa Citizen

May 10, 2019 WINNIPEG — New data from Statistics Canada show Manitoba’s criminal justice system is locking up youth and adults at rates that far outstrip other provinces. The figures for 2017-2018 also show Manitoba is imprisoning Indigenous men and women in increasing numbers at the same time national incarceration rates are falling. The agency’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201978 Views

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Recommendations to improve Indigenous child welfare bill – CBA National

8 May 2019 Bill C-92, which was introduced in the House of Commons in February, is meant to help meet the Government of Canada’s commitment to righting past wrongs when it comes to the treatment of Indigenous children. The CBA’s Aboriginal, Child and Youth and Family sections call An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201970 Views

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First Nations plan how to reform B.C. justice system and revitalize Indigenous laws – National Observer

May 7th 2019 In 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada called on judges to acknowledge the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. The court encouraged restorative justice and urged prosecutors to pursue all other sanctions besides imprisonment when possible. It’s been nearly 20 years since the Supreme Court made the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201959 Views

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Ontario still must do more to boost Indigenous representation on juries, scholars say – The Lawyer’s Daily

April 30, 2019 Ontario’s bid to expand the scope of potential jurors in the province is a step toward greater diversity in jury boxes, but additional changes are needed to boost the inclusion of Indigenous people, legal minds say. This view follows recent revelations that Ontario’s government will end its current method of drawing prospective […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201978 Views

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Settlement of legal dispute using B.C.-produced robot mediator called first ever – The Lawyer’s Daily

April 24, 2019 Although the use of technology and artificial intelligence in the judicial system may conjure up images of Tom Cruise and Sylvester Stallone, a dispute in the U.K. was recently solved through the use of a system designed by a B.C.-based company in a situation a lawyer involved in the case is calling […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201965 Views

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Legal Aid Ontario stops taking new refugee cases after Ontario budget cuts – National Observer

April 16th 2019 Legal Aid Ontario has stopped accepting new immigration and refugee clients after the Doug Ford government delivered the largest cut to the organization in two decades. The agency has stopped all funding for new legal services for immigration and refugee clients, except for the preparation of asylum claim forms, the organization’s CEO […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201946 Views

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Murder conviction appeal claims banning convicted criminals from juries discriminates against Aboriginals – Edmonton Journal

The arguments stem from Jeremy Newborn’s 2012 deadly attack of John Hollar on the Edmonton LRT. The Court of Appeal of Alberta rejected Newborn’s complaint An appeal of an Aboriginal man’s murder conviction — after beating a fellow passenger on the Edmonton LRT in 2012 — argued Alberta’s jury selection is unconstitutional because prohibiting anyone […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 201981 Views

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UVic plans new centre for Indigenous law – Daily Commercial News

April 8, 2019 VICTORIA — After receiving significant funding from the federal government, the University of Victoria (UVic) is in the early stages of planning construction of a national centre for Indigenous law and reconciliation. Ottawa recently announced it would contribute $9.1 million to the project, which will create a national centre of excellence for […]

by pnationtalk on April 8, 201961 Views

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Protest injunctions must indicate presence of journalists, lawyers say following appeal decision – The Lawyer’s Daily

April 04, 2019 Those requesting injunctions against protests must act in “good faith” by identifying to the court any working journalists covering such events, says the lawyer of a Newfoundland reporter cleared of civil contempt for being at an illegal Indigenous demonstration. On March 28 the Court of Appeal and Newfoundland and Labrador dismissed a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201996 Views

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York U: Osgoode Hall Law School hosts 22nd annual Constitutional Cases Conference

TORONTO, April 1, 2019 – Osgoode Hall Law School of York University will present its 22nd annual Constitutional Cases Conference on Friday, April 5, 2019, from 8:30am to 5pm at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. Recognized as the leading constitutional law conference in Canada, the event will bring together […]

by pnationtalk on April 3, 201990 Views

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BCAFN: Register for First Nations Cannabis Forum – March 27, 2019

March 13, 2019 REGISTER A travel subsidy will be made available for one Chief or delegate per First Nation to attend the BC Forum only. Details to follow. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Froese at Sarah.Froese@bcafn.ca or 1 (778) 855-7439. NT5

by aanationtalk on March 14, 2019193 Views

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Law Society announces 2019 award recipients

March 13, 2019 Toronto, ON — Members of Ontario’s legal professions will be recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 22, 2019, at Osgoode Hall. “This year’s award recipients have all demonstrated outstanding achievements, along with an exemplary commitment to service,” says […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2019196 Views

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Buying alcohol in Nunavut

March 12, 2019 Did you know that there are different rules on having and drinking alcohol depending on if the community you are in is prohibited, restricted or unrestricted? Here are the three basic rules for buying and bringing alcohol into Nunavut: 1. It is illegal to import, purchase or consume any amount of alcohol […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201971 Views

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Revised impaired driving law likely to trigger appeals: Grey – Advocate Daily

New legislation granting police more discretion during roadside checks could soon face court challenges, Alberta Indigenous rights litigator Leighton Grey tells AdvocateDaily.com. Prompted by the legalization of marijuana, Bill C-46 changed Canada’s impaired driving laws and gave police enhanced powers to conduct roadside intoxication tests. Grey, a senior partner with Grey Wowk Spencer LLP, says the legislation is flawed and will undoubtedly face […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 201975 Views

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Indigenous legal traditions of stewardship and the rights of nature | Angelique EagleWoman – The Lawyer’s Daily

March 05, 2019 Indigenous peoples worldwide have a deep and abiding relationship with the earth. The Indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere commonly refer to the earth as “Mother Earth” and regard her as providing sustenance for all life. When you observe the material objects that surround you on a daily basis, it becomes quite […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2019164 Views

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Canada: NEB Recommends TransMountain Expansion Project Be Approved – Mondaq News Alerts

March 4 2019 Earlier this morning, the National Energy Board (“NEB”) delivered its Reconsideration report to the federal government, ultimately recommending that the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (“TMX” or the “Project”) should be approved in the public interest of Canadians. The NEB found that the potential effects from the Project can be justified in light […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 201999 Views

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Schulich Law to host Kawaskimhon Moot for the first time – Dal News

February 27, 2019 The Schulich School of Law is proud to host this year’s Kawaskimhon National Moot for the first time in the law school’s history. The moot, taking place March 1–3, is also celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019. Though it started small at the University of Toronto, it now has participants from nearly […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 2019148 Views

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National Energy Board’s Trans Mountain Recommendation Not The Final Say

February 22, 2019 Environmental groups and intervenors warn of further legal challenges VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories — Today’s National Energy Board recommendation is far from the final say, given that the latest NEB review repeated the same mistakes as previous reviews that landed the federal government in court, say intervenors, environmental organizations and citizen […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 2019178 Views

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CBABC Responds to BC Budget 2019

February 19, 2019 The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) is pleased the BC government intends to partner with the Law Foundation of BC to establish or expand community advocacy programs. However, CBABC is clear in its continued call for additional necessary funding of legal aid services through the Legal Services Society of BC. “We […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 2019156 Views

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CBA-Yukon deeply saddened by passing of Melissa Atkinson

February 19, 2019 WHITEHORSE – February 15, 2019 – The Yukon Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA-Yukon) is deeply saddened by the passing of tireless volunteer and branch leader Melissa Atkinson. “Melissa brought an incredibly important voice to the CBA-Yukon. Her involvement made the organization a more understanding, diverse and professional Association. She was […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 2019214 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal Law in 2018: Essays and Case Summaries

February 14, 2019 By Bruce McIvor Our new book, Canadian Aboriginal Law in 2018: Essays and Case Summaries, is now available as a free download through our website. The book includes essays and analysis as well as short summaries of over 40 court decisions from 2018, hyperlinks to the full decisions and a detailed index by issue. It also […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 2019164 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, 2019168 Views

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Canada: Case to Watch: Does the Duty to Consult Apply to Maintenance of Existing Pipelines? – Mondaq News Alerts

February 12 2019 In Aroland First Nation v Transcanada Pipelines Limited, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice declined to decide on a motion whether the duty to consult applies to routine maintenance activities, specifically integrity digs and hydrostatic testing, for pipelines approved before the courts articulated the duty to consult.1 The issue was brought before […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2019123 Views

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Lawless colonialism in Canada – The Martlet

News Unsettled: the Native Students’ Union regular column In the wild west of Aboriginal law, Canada shoots first and asks questions later. For several hundreds of years, the Crown has disregarded Indigenous sovereignty in order to access land resources. From beaver to bitumen, colonial forces have wielded their military might to extract as much profit […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 2019119 Views

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