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First Peoples Law Report June 26 – July 9, 2024 – First Peoples Law

National headlines included residential school denialism, child welfare, wildfires and economic development History of residential school cemeteries is evidence of genocide, interlocutor says | CBC News AFN barring resolutions dealing with child welfare at assembly | APTN News AFN national chief says child welfare funding to top $20B as chiefs raise concerns | APTN News […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 202437 Views

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First Peoples Law Report June 19 – 25, 2024 – First Peoples Law

June 25, 2024 Last week marked National Indigenous Peoples Day AFN National Chief Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day | Assembly of First Nations National Indigenous Peoples Day: Lack of action on issues frustrates Canada’s Indigenous peoples | Global News National news included child welfare, climate change and environmental racism Distribution plan for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 202451 Views

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Canada’s first lawyer from Mi’kmaq Nation receives honorary doctorate – CityNews

Indigenous lawyer and advocate Bernd Christmas has been a leading figure in Aboriginal law in Canada, and now has an honorary doctorate.  Audra Brown speaks to the man who has dedicated his career to helping First Nations communities. Read More: https://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2024/06/19/canadas-first-lawyer-from-mikmaq-nation-receives-honorary-doctorate/

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 202445 Views

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First Peoples Law Report June 12 – 18, 2024 – First Peoples Law

National stories included over-incarceration, data sovereignty, Indigenous trailblazers and human rights Why are Indigenous people over-incarcerated in Canada? | TVO Families should decide who has access to residential school records conference hears | APTN News Blazing the trail: Indigenous legal firsts in Canadian history | CBC News Human Rights Tribunal case continues for Two-Spirit person […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202456 Views

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Blazing the trail: Indigenous legal firsts in Canadian history – CBC

Jun 13, 2024 ‘Perseverance is the key to success,’ says 1st Indigenous judge of the Supreme Court of Canada Perseverance is what comes to mind when Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin reflects on Indigenous peoples and the law. Perseverance, she says, is the thread uniting Indigenous peoples’ struggles to influence Canada’s laws, and it’s what the first Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 202469 Views

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First Peoples Law Report June 5 – 11, 2024 – First Peoples Law

National news included MMIWG2S+ calls for justice and housing After five years, ‘calls for justice’ on MMIWG2S+ issues still not complete | APTN News House of Commons committee looking at ways to close First Nations housing gap | APTN News East Coast headlines featured economic development and forest conservation Glooscap First Nation to become majority […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 202450 Views

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John-Paul George’s Family reacts to the Verdict, Recommendations and what they learned from the Inquest

June 5, 2024, Toronto, Ontario: Today the jury in the Inquest into the shooting death of John-Paul George, an Indigenous man from Matachewan First Nation, returned their verdict after hearing five days of evidence and a half day of submissions.  The Jury’s Verdict found that John-Paul’s death was caused by multiple gunshot wounds to the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 202488 Views

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First Peoples Law Report May 29 – June 4, 2024 – First Peoples Law

June 4, 2024 National headlines featured clean drinking water, MMIWG2S+, economic reconciliation and confidentiality agreements Conservatives stall Indigenous clean water law, minister says | National Observer 5 years after MMIWG inquiry’s final report, former commissioners still waiting for progress | CBC News Economic Reconciliation Requires First Nations to be Equal Partners, Says AFN National Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202468 Views

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Canadian Lawyer reveals 5-Star Pro Bono Law Firms for 2024 – Canadian Lawyer Mag

03 Jun 2024 Canadian Lawyer has released the second edition of its 5-Star Pro Bono Law Firms report, which honours firms and legal departments committed to initiatives delivering free legal services to those most in need. With the support of Pro Bono Ontario, Canadian Lawyer selected the standouts from a pool of over 50 nominees. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 202484 Views

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First Peoples Law Report May 15 – 28, 2024 – First Peoples Law

National news centered on identity and environmental racism legislation Indigenous leaders adopt declaration condemning identity theft | CBC News Environmental racism bill close to becoming law | APTN News Northern headlines featured land governance and a hearing on environmental impacts Public discussions to take place across Yukon preceding new backcountry laws | CBC News Leaders […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 202458 Views

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