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First Nation members have Charter free speech rights on reserves, says B.C. civil liberties group – National Post

‘The issue of free speech on reserve is critical. Away from media attention, political repression is a frequent occurrence on many reserves’ EDMONTON — Free speech rights protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms also apply to First Nation chiefs and council, says an unprecedented letter from the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, sent […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 202037 Views

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Meet the Recipient of our 2020 Indigenous Law Student Scholarship!

As part of our commitment to supporting the development of Indigenous lawyers, First Peoples Law is pleased to announce the 2020 recipient of our $5,000 Indigenous Law Student Scholarship, awarded to an Indigenous law student with a demonstrated commitment to serving and advancing the interests of Indigenous Peoples. Everyone at First Peoples Law is extremely excited […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2020162 Views

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Osgoode Society Announces 2020 Award Winners

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2020  – The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History is very pleased to announce the winners of its awards for 2020. Peter Oliver Prize Named for the Society’s first and long-serving Editor-in-Chief, the Peter Oliver Prize is given for published work in Canadian legal history by a student. The 2020 winner is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202069 Views

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Raising the Stakes – A Comparative Review of Canadian Mining Laws and Responsible Mining Standards

OKT is pleased to announce the release of the groundbreaking report: RAISING THE STAKES: A Comparative Review of Canadian Mining Laws and Responsible Mining Standards. Canada is an important international mining jurisdiction with a significant mineral base, but the country’s ability to attract new investment and grow market share for its metals and minerals will […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2020105 Views

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46% of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action are either “Not Started” or “Stalled”. Why?

46% of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action are either “Not Started” or “Stalled”.  Why? TORONTO, ONTARIO – Indigenous Watchdog is dedicated to monitoring and reporting on what is happening across the country with all 94 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action. As of August 17, 2020 the status […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 2020801 Views

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Fill the six vacancies on the Federal Court with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour judges, legal groups urge Ottawa –

Sept. 14, 2020 As the push for equity and racial justice sweeps across all sectors of society, lawyers and legal organizations are calling for the federal government to take a hard look at the lack of diversity among the country’s judiciary. In a letter to Justice Minister David Lametti sent Monday, 36 bar associations, legal […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2020101 Views

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Indigenous Consultation And The Aggregate Licensing – Mondaq News Alerts

11 September 2020 The duty to consult and to accommodate indigenous peoples can arise at any time in the aggregate licensing process. The failure to properly address the duty will not only cost time and money, but it will also damage relationships with indigenous communities, lead to a rejected licence application or the loss of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2020112 Views

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First Nations and Environmental groups challenge Ontario’s changes to Environmental Assessments – Law Times

07 Sep 2020 Environmental groups and First Nations are challenging the Ontario Government’s changes to environmental legislation contained in Bill 197 The COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act. Kate Kempton is preparing a legal challenge on behalf of four Ontario First Nations – though she says she expects more to join – arguing the amendments are a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 2020110 Views

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B.C., federal investments help support University of Victoria’s Indigenous law centre – The Lawyer’s Daily

September 04, 2020 The B.C. government is investing $13 million to help the University of Victoria (UVic) build its National Centre for Indigenous Laws. The 2,440-square-metre (26,264-square-foot) addition to the Anne and Murray Fraser (Law) Building will be home to the world’s first joint degree in Indigenous legal orders and Canadian common law (JD/JID), which […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 202064 Views

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Winnipeg lawyer first Indigenous head of Canadian Bar Association – Globalnews.ca

September 4, 2020 A Winnipeg lawyer became the first Indigenous person to head up the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) this week. Brad Regehr, a partner with Maurice Law in Winnipeg, is from Saskatchewan’s Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, and began his tenure as CBA president Tuesday in a historic appointment for Canada’s legal community. Regehr, who […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 202044 Views

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