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The IBA Congratulates Helen G. Semaganis on Her Queen’s Counsel Designation

January 13, 2021 OTTAWA, ONT – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) congratulates Helen Gertrude Semaganis on her Queen’s Counsel designation. Helen Semaganis is a member of the Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan and was called to the Bar in 1996. Helen has practised in the areas of family, employment, wills and estates, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202122 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Jan 4-10, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Happy New Year. This week’s edition includes harvesting rights, water rights, child welfare, land defence, the rule of law, new reading lists and more. In case you missed it, check out our Indigenous Rights Year in Review covering Treaty rights, Aboriginal title, Supreme Court cases and more here COVID-19 vaccinations continue to top headlines across the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 202130 Views

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Bill C-15: Canada Announces New Legislation To Implement UNDRIP – Mondaq

On December 3, 2020, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). UNDRIP In 2007,  United Nations General Assembly adopted UNDRIP in order to affirm Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination, cultural, economic and land rights, as well as free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202129 Views

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Piecemeal reform – CBA National

Tackling trial delays and wrongful convictions and ending the over-representation of Black and Indigenous people in Canada’s justice system will require more commitment fromthe government. The year 2020 proved a capable foe for the best-laid plans, with all sorts of promises, consultations, and legislation falling by the wayside amidst a global pandemic. Now, with a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202124 Views

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The Force and Inherent Jurisdiction and Why the Empire and Indigenous Peoples need to resist the Dark Side – OKT

For many Indigenous peoples, Grogu, aka “Baby Yoda” has captivated our imaginations.  Small, vulnerable, and very powerful, Grogu “is.”  The Force is mystical and ceremonial and awakens our minds about our own Indigenous cultures and spiritual ways. The Force is a mysterious energy field created by life that binds the galaxy together. Harnessing the power […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202140 Views

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Indigenous Rights Year in Review – First Peoples Law

2020 was a major year for Indigenous rights in Canada amid a global pandemic. Check out our “Indigenous Rights Year in Review” below to learn more. COVID-19 Here is our COVID-19 series covering the defence of Indigenous rights in pandemic times. Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19: Protecting People, Protecting Rights by Kate Gunn Exercising Indigenous Jurisdiction Amidst the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202142 Views

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Gowling WLG welcomes 18 professionals to its partnership

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP is delighted to welcome 18 legal professionals to its partnership, effective January 1, 2021. Representing a rich diversity of backgrounds, skills, practices and interests, the firm’s new partners epitomize Gowling WLG’s deep commitment to its clients. “On behalf of all of our professionals, I congratulate our new partners on this significant […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202127 Views

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Wabaseemoong Independent Nations Renew Anishinaabe Identity Through Customary Care Code

The Wabaseemoong Independent Nations announce that effective January 8, 2021, its Customary Care Code (the “Code”) will have the force of federal law, per the provisions of the federal legislation An Act respecting First Nation, Inuit and Metis children, youth and families. Accordingly, beginning January 8, 2021 the Code will be the authority governing child […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 202132 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Dec 14-20, 2020 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes UNDRIP, Treaties, consultation, self-determination, fish farms, grizzly bears and more. IN THE NEWS BC headlines included man camps, fish farms and grizzly bears Northern First Nations Look for Answers as Work Camps Bring the Virus | The Tyee Privacy commissioner rejects First Nations’ COVID-19 data release complaint | Business in Vancouver Area […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 202029 Views

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The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Bill C-15 Introduced – Willms & Shier

On December 3, 2020, the federal government introduced Bill C-15, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.  If passed by Parliament, Bill C-15 will provide a roadmap for the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UNDRIP”) in Canada. Read More: https://www.willmsshier.com/resources/details/the-united-nations-declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples-in-canada-bill-c-15-introduced?cat=Article

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 202052 Views

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