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Ministers laud Bill C-15 as ‘critical step’ in upholding rights of Indigenous Peoples – The Lawyer’s Daily

June 18, 2021 On June 16, David Lametti, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, and Carolyn Bennett, minister of Crown-Indigenous relations, issued a joint statement noting they are “very pleased that the Senate has passed Bill C-15, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act” and they “eagerly await royal assent.” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202117 Views

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Canada: Latest Updates On Bill C-15 (the UN Declaration On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples Act) – (June 2021) Indigenous Law Bulletin – Mondaq

On December 3, 2020, the federal government tabled Bill C-15 1. Bill C-15 is the federal government’s response to calls 2 to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UNDRIP” or the “Declaration”) as a framework for reconciliation in Canada, which passed Second Reading of the Senate on June 3, 2021 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 202121 Views

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Residential Schools and Reconciliation: A Canada Day Proposal – First Peoples Law

June 16, 2021 News of 215 Indigenous children buried on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School has shocked Canada and the world. Canadians are calling for real change in the country’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples. Apologies are not enough. The federal government must take a meaningful step towards dismantling the existing structures of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 202125 Views

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Coalition Submits Complaint for the Cancellation of the VPD Trespass Prevention Program

June 15, 2021 Vancouver, Territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, səl̓ílwətaʔɬ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nations — Today 8 legal and community-based organizations submitted a formal Service and Policy complaint regarding the Vancouver Police Department’s Trespass Prevention Program (TPP). The TPP program authorizes police officers to remove people without a call for 911 service if they have allegedly violated […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 202131 Views

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Indigenous names can be included on immigration documents, Ottawa announces – The Lawyer’s Daily

June 15, 2021 On June 14, the government of Canada announced that “Indigenous peoples can now reclaim their Indigenous names, as written, on passports and other immigration documents.” The announcement, from Marco Mendicino, minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, Carolyn Bennett, minister of Crown-indigenous relations and Marc Miller, minister of Indigenous services, noted that the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 202124 Views

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Lawyers supporting compensation for Indigenous kids taken into care present arguments – CTV News

June 15, 2021 OTTAWA — A case involving Indigenous children taken into foster care by what all parties call Canada’s “broken child-welfare system” will begin its second day of hearings at Federal Court today. A federal lawyer argued Monday the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal overstepped its authority and erred in law when it awarded individual […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 202153 Views

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The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada Grieves With the Tk’emlups Te Secwepemc and All Indigenous Peoples in Canada Who Continue To Suffer the Effects of Genocide

The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada Grieves With the Tk’emlups Te Secwepemc and All Indigenous Peoples in Canada Who Continue To Suffer the Effects of Genocide OTTAWA, ON – The members of the Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) are horrified by the discovery of the remains of 215 children on the reserve of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 202142 Views

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Indigenous lawyer inspired by her grandmother, who survived the Mohawk Institute – CBC

Jun 10, 2021 Nicole Hill-Dolson says she was taught to work hard and pursue education Nicole Hill-Dolson moved with her family from Oneida Nation of the Thames to London, Ont. as a teenager. She remembers with clarity the advice her grandmother gave her as they were about to leave. “She waited until my parents left […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202127 Views

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Kahnawake Gaming Law hits quarter century mark – challenges continue

(Kahnawake – 9, Ohiarí:ha/June 2021) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke wishes to acknowledge the 25th anniversary of the passage of the visionary Kahnawà:ke Gaming Law, which was signed into law on June 10th, 1996. The significance of this law cannot be overstated. While its passage was done without much fanfare, it soon took on great […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202132 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Condemns BC Law Society’s Failure to Reprimand Lawyer’s Misconduct in Residential School Claims

Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝilhqot’in Nation is condemning the BC Law Society’s ruling of a one-month suspension and $4000 fine for Vancouver lawyer Stephen John Bronstein as a result of his professional misconduct where he mishandled the cases of his clients who were residential school survivors. Many of his clients were from the Tŝilhqot’in Nation. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202128 Views

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