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First Peoples Law Report May 16-22, 2022 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes language rights, Treaty rights, Charter rights, child welfare, judicial diversity and more. Language rights and caribou remain in the spotlight in Quebec Bill 96 would make Indigenous languages ‘second class,’ Nunavik school board head warns | Nunatsiaq News Kahnawake mobilizes as Bill 96 nears passage with no exemption for Indigenous communities | […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20229 Views

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A Seismic Legal Decision – Court of Queen’s Bench Judge finds that Manitoba’s actions and law prohibiting children in care from reclaiming $335 million of misappropriated benefits was unconstitutional and discriminated against Indigenous foster children in breach of their Charter rights as Canadian Citizens

The Cochrane Saxberg legal team is pleased to announce that we have won a landmark case against the Province of Manitoba for their illegal taking of money from Indigenous children in care. “This is a historic win for Indigenous children and the victory clears the path for the return of $250 million to Indigenous children […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202227 Views

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First Peoples Law Report May 9-15, 2022 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes land defence, policing, Treaty rights, language rights, harvesting rights, the duty to consult and more. Harvesting rights were front and centre in Nunavut Review board says no to Baffinland | Nunatsiaq News Nunavut Impact Review Board rejects proposed Baffinland expansion | CBC News Inuit hunters fear Narwhal decline will continue if […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 202232 Views

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First Nations: Did some of your members go to residential school? – OKT

First Nations: Did some of your members go to residential school? If yes, there is a class action underway now that may apply to you, as a First Nation. This class action is asking for a decision from your First Nation by the end this month – that’s right, by May 31, 2022. Currently many […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202232 Views

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Statement: Over-Representation of Indigenous Women in Federal Prison

tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), Okanagan Syilx Territory, BC [May 6, 2022]: A story published in The Globe and Mail May 5, 2022, brings to light a reality that is at the core of the development of the BC First Nations Justice Strategy – the over-representation of Indigenous Peoples in the Justice System. Ombudsman, Correctional Investigator Dr. Ivan […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 202235 Views

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First Peoples Law Report May 2-8, 2022 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes UNDRIP, Treaty rights, gaming, policing, racism, elections and more. IN THE NEWS Land defence, racism and policing topped BC headlines Wet’suwet’en report round-the-clock surveillance and harassment by RCMP and pipeline security | Ricochet New law introduced in B.C. hopes to help fight systemic racism | APTN News Systemic racism to be tackled […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 202237 Views

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B.C. directives on litigation with Indigenous peoples aimed at negotiated resolutions – The Lawyer’s Daily

May 05, 2022 British Columbia has issued a number of new directives for legal counsel to follow while involved in civil proceedings with Indigenous peoples, and legal observers are saying they could represent a seismic change from the rights denial that has characterized such litigation in the past. The 20 requirements contained in the province’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202253 Views

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Important Deadline Approaching: Band Reparations Class Action – JFK Law

May 5th, 2022 This blog is about an ongoing residential schools class action claim open to Indigenous groups (“Bands”)[1]. The deadline to join the class action is MAY 31, 2022. Indian Day Schools Class Action The Indian Residential School Day Scholars Class Action (Gottfriedson v Canada, Federal Court File No. T-1542-12) was originally brought on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202243 Views

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Constitutionality of Indigenous child welfare law to be decided by the Supreme Court of Canada – JFK Law

May 3rd, 2022 On April 20, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal the Quebec Court of Appeal’s decision in a reference regarding federal Indigenous child welfare legislation (Reference)[1]The highest court in Canada will decide the constitutionality of the Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and families (Act).[2] In […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202239 Views

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Bennett Jones Launches $10,000 Scholarship Program for Indigenous, Black and First-Generation Law Students

May 03, 2022 Bennett Jones is launching the Future Leaders in Law Scholarship Program to help remove barriers and provide support for aspiring Indigenous, Black and first-generation lawyers in Canada. Beginning in the 2022-23 academic year, three individual $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to incoming first-year law students who identify as a member of the Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202236 Views

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