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First Peoples Law Report January 18-24, 2023 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes class actions, Treaty rights, jurisdiction, new court cases and more. Treaty rights were front and centre in BC Blueberry First Nation signs $300M agreement with B.C. | APTN News Consensus agreements a ‘new beginning’ for co-operation between province, First Nations: Chief | CBC News Tsilhqot’in National Government calls for halt on mining […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202323 Views

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Murray Sinclair steps down from Robinson-Huron Treaty mediation for health reasons – CBC

Jan 23, 2023 Robinson Huron Treaty Litigation Fund says negotiations will continue Former senator Murray Sinclair has stepped down as mediator for negotiations in the Robinson-Huron Treaty annuities case due to health reasons. Sinclair is also the former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In an update on Facebook, the Robinson Huron Treaty Litigation […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202319 Views

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Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation, Peter Grant Law, and Diane Soroka Avocate Inc. – First Nations sign historic settlement agreement with Canada to address collective harms caused by Indian Residential Schools

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, shíshálh Nation and the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) are pleased to announce that they have reached a historic $2.8 billion settlement with Canada that recognizes the collective harms suffered by Indigenous communities caused by Indian Residential Schools. Gottfriedson v. His Majesty the King in Right […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202322 Views

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Hot off the Press! Indigenous Peoples and the Law in Canada 2023 – First Peoples Law

January 19, 2023 We are excited to announce the release of First Peoples Law’s 2023 edition of Indigenous Peoples and the Law in Canada: Cases and Commentary, now available here (previously, Annotated Aboriginal Law). The book provides Indigenous Peoples and the legal community with a comprehensive overview of cases, legislation and other important developments in the field of Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202329 Views

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Announcement – Chantell Barker Named New Executive Director of ALS

1/18/2023 On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Chantell Barker to the position of Executive Director of Aboriginal Legal Services, beginning February 6th, 2023.  Chantell is Cree and comes from the Sapotawayak Cree Nation. Chantell’s spirit name is Geetchi Nodin Ikwe (Strong Wind Woman) and she is […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202323 Views

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BC Civil Liberties Association Announces New Executive Director

January 17, 2023 Vancouver, BC (Unceded Coast Salish Territories) – The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) announced today the appointment of its new Executive Director, Joanne Macri. Joanne has dedicated her career to defending and protecting the human rights and civil liberties of those who are enmeshed within the immigration, criminal justice, or civil court […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202322 Views

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First Peoples Law Report January 11-17, 2023 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes Treaty rights, Aboriginal title, sovereignty, land defence and more. IN THE NEWS East coast news included jurisdiction, Treaty rights and taxation Nova Scotia judge dismisses charges against three Mi’kmaw fishermen | Ku’ku’kwes News Win for Mi’kmaw treaty fishery after charges dismissed against three fishers | APTN News – YouTube Fisherman sentenced […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202326 Views

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Madawaska First Nation Wins Casino Revenue Sharing Case – OKT

Madawaska First Nation is celebrating a win in its legal challenge of New Brunswick’s refusal to share casino revenue with the First Nation. The New Brunswick Court of Appeal released its decision, found here, ruling in favour of Madawaska First Nation’s challenge of New Brunswick’s decision to deprive the First Nation of casino revenues. In […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202367 Views

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Legal Aid Ontario and Aboriginal Legal Services sign new service agreement

January 11, 2022 – Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) and Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) are pleased to announce that they entered into a new service agreement, under the Legal Aid Services Act, 2020, on Dec. 8. The new service agreement renews LAO and ALS’ commitment to delivering legal aid services that are trauma-informed, culturally safe and culturally relevant […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 202358 Views

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Legal Clinic for Indigenous Storytellers

11 January 2023 The Indigenous Screen Office is excited to offer free legal clinics to Indigenous storytellers. These clinics are designed for Indigenous storytellers who have questions around IP, chain of title, contracts and agreements to meet with a lawyer for one on one pro-bono advice. Indigenous storytellers are asked to fill out an application […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 202325 Views

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