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First Nations call Lake St. Martin project ruling an affront to treaty rights – Winnipeg Sun

Feb 23, 2021 A provincial court has overturned an injunction against the province that halted work on the contentious Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels project, while a First Nations collective says Friday’s decision is an affront to treaty rights. Last August, the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC) and four other First Nations filed an injunction […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 202114 Views

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Commercial fishers seek intervener status in lawsuit over Indigenous fishing rights – Globalnews.ca

February 22, 2021 A group representing commercial fishers is seeking intervener status in a lawsuit filed by a First Nation challenging Nova Scotia’s rules around buying and selling seafood products. The Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance said today in a news release its members have been directly affected by the legal action of the Sipekne’katik First […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 202123 Views

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Potlotek Files Notice of Intended Action on Livelihood Fisheries

February 16, 2021 Today, Chief Wilbert Marshall, on behalf of Potlotek First Nation, and Potlotek community harvester, Michael Basque, filed a Notice of Intended Action against the Province of Nova Scotia on their Fish Buyers Licensing and Enforcement Regulations. The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs have worked with the community of Potlotek in the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202140 Views

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Three people to appear in court following N.S. fishing dispute – CTV News

February 15, 2021 HALIFAX — An Indigenous band councillor and two fishermen are due to appear Monday in a Nova Scotia courtroom. Brandon Maloney is facing charges of unsafe operation of a vessel in relation to a September 20th incident on the water, after a Mi’kmaq First Nation launched a self-regulated fishery in the southwest […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 202128 Views

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Sipekne’katik First Nation suing Nova Scotia for infringing on treaty rights – APTN News

Sipkne’katik First Nation has filed legal action against the government of Nova Scotia over its legislation that states that fish sold in the province must be registered under a federal commercial license. The claim says this ignores treaty rights, and therefore, is unconstitutional. “The promises made in these Treaties were promises of the Crown. The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 202124 Views

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New Abbotsford Law Courts open

ABBOTSFORD – A state-of-the-art courthouse has opened in Abbotsford that will make justice services more accessible and convenient for people in the region. David Eby, Attorney General, the chief justice of British Columbia, the chief justice of the Supreme Court, the chief judge of the Provincial Court, Indigenous leaders, Lisa Beare, Minister of Citizens’ Services, and Henry […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202152 Views

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First Nations launch legal challenge to coal mining on Alberta’s Eastern Slopes – Calgary Herald

Feb 04, 2021 Siksika First Nation is launching a legal challenge against the province’s decision to rescind its coal policy, effectively allowing open-pit coal mining in the Rockies. The coal policy, launched in 1976, aimed to protect parts of the Rocky Mountains from open-pit mining and designated the area, from Jasper to Waterton National Parks, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202145 Views

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Sipekne’katik files court action against Nova Scotia to claim fishing treaty right – Globalnews.ca

February 3, 2021 The Sipekne’katik First Nation has filed a court action against the Attorney General of Nova Scotia to challenge a provincial regulation on purchasing fish products, saying it’s unconstitutional. This regulation orders that any fish products sold in Nova Scotia must be caught and registered under a commercial licence with the Department of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202149 Views

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In Thunder Bay, an Indigenous People’s Court offers a new form of justice – but the pandemic has put obstacles in its path – The Globe and Mail

Sixteen specialized courts in Ontario emphasize healing over punishment, but the in-person hearings that make that possible have been left in limbo due to COVID-19 The faint aroma of smoke from a smudging ceremony lingers at the start of the Indigenous People’s Court in Thunder Bay. The judge, prosecutor and court staff all take part […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202154 Views

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Alberta Court of Appeal Denies Benefits to Young Adults Raised in Government Care

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories – The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) is extremely disappointed by today’s Alberta Court of Appeal decision that puts young adults raised in government care at risk of losing critical benefits. Last January, Alberta passed a law reducing the age until which young adults raised in government care could receive financial […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202155 Views

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