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MNO: Statement Regarding Court Decision on Litigation with MNC

[July 22, 2021 – OTTAWA] On July 20th, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), with the support of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Métis Nation–Saskatchewan, and Métis Nation British Columbia, appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in its legal action against Clément Chartier. While its decision will be issued next week, the Court […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 202186 Views

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Inexplicably frozen’: Judge quashes Ottawa’s Coalspur order as it failed to consult with Ermineskin Cree Nation – Financial Post

Jul 23, 2021 Comes just weeks after a federal policy statement on thermal coal all but sent Coalspur’s Vista expansion up in smoke Coalspur Mines Ltd.’s controversial Vista mine expansion project is no longer subject to the federal impact assessment process, a federal judge ruled this week. The Federal Court ruling quashed a June 2020 […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 202198 Views

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Yukon Court of Appeal’s Decision in Dickson v Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

(Old Crow, Yukon, Canada – July 21, 2021) Today the Vuntut Gwitchin Government received the Yukon Court of Appeal’s reasons for decision in the case of Dickson v Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, 2021 YKCA 5 which concerned a challenge to the residency requirement for Council under our Constitution. The decision fully upholds the validity of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 2021105 Views

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Southwind Supreme Court of Canada decision

(Kahnawake – 20, Ohiarihkó:wa/July 2021) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that it acknowledges the decision of Minister Jonathon Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Canada) to approve the MCK’s request that a Regional Impact Assessment of the St. Lawrence River take place (view the decision here). The […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202161 Views

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First Nation’s court victory sets precedent for equitable compensation – Toronto Star

July 21, 2021 More than 90 years after the Lac Seul First Nation’s reserve land was flooded to build a hydroelectric dam, Chief Clifford Bull says his people may finally receive just compensation. The impact of the dam on the Lac Seul First Nation, traditionally the home of the Obishikokaang Anishinaabeg, was severe. It destroyed […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202193 Views

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Independent journalists fought for their right to report on Fairy Creek — and won – The Discourse

A July 20 court ruling directs RCMP to respect journalists’ rights to witness arrests at Fairy Creek. July 20, 2021 Today a coalition of independent news outlets are celebrating a watershed ruling in favour of press freedoms in Canada. The B.C. Superior Court granted the media coalition’s application to modify forestry company Teal-Jones’s court-ordered injunction […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202162 Views

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UBCIC Celebrates Lac Seul First Nation’s Victory as Supreme Court of Canada Orders Canada to pay Equitable Compensation for Historical Losses

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – July 19, 2021). (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC – July 19, 2021.) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) extends our warmest congratulations to the Lac Seul First Nation (LSFN) in achieving justice for the flooding of their reserve lands before the Supreme Court of Canada after […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2021143 Views

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Supreme Court rules $30M is insufficient for flooded First Nation – iPolitics

Jul 16, 2021 The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 8-1 that a $30-million award to the Lac Seul First Nation, located in northwestern Ontario, to cover the federal government’s intentional flooding of its reserve land in 1929 was insufficient, and has sent the case back to trial to be re-evaluted. In doing so, the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 202198 Views

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First Nation calls on B.C. to respect, follow court ruling on industrial developments – Toronto Star

July 8, 2021 VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government is being urged not to appeal a landmark court ruling halting new industrial development that doesn’t first have the approval of a First Nation whose territory has long been the focus of resource development. Chief Marvin Yahey of the Blueberry River First Nation, located in northeastern […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 202156 Views

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How Cowessess First Nation’s historic child welfare agreement with Canada and Saskatchewan works – CBC

Cowessess First Nation will have complete decision-making power over its children and youth Jul 09, 2021 Cowessess First Nation reclaimed its inherent right to look after its own children with the signing of a co-ordination agreement with Saskatchewan and the federal government on Tuesday. The historic signing — the first of its kind in Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2021109 Views

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