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TNG NR – Tsilhqot’in Celebrating Federal Court Rulings. Court dismisses Taseko Mines Ltd.’s challenges to New Prosperity Panel Report and 2014 Federal Rejection

December 07,  2017 The Tsilhqot’in Nation is celebrating the Federal Court’s dismissal of two judicial reviews brought by Taseko Mines Limited (TML). First, TML challenged the 2013 New Prosperity Mine Panel Report. Secondly, TML challenged the 2014 Federal rejection of the proposed mine and the constitutionality of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. The dismissals by […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 201710 Views

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Federal court dismisses Taseko’s judicial reviews – Williams Lake Tribune

Two judicial reviews filed against the Minister of Environment, the Attorney General of Canada and the TNG have been dismissed Dec. 6, 2017 Taseko Mines Ltd.’s two judicial reviews regarding the rejection of its New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project, 120 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake, have been dismissed by the Supreme Court of Canada. In […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 20176 Views

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BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee Responds to the Supreme Court of Canada Peel Watershed Decision

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC) – December 1st, 2017  Today, the Supreme Court of Canada sided with Yukon First Nations against the Yukon government, ending a five year legal battle that started in the territorial courts, and was appealed to Canada’s highest court. The Yukon government’s decision to dramatically weaken a treaty-established commission’s plan to preserve a vast […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201711 Views

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B.C. foster kids benefit from Vancouver Foundation’s foresight – Straight.com

A $1.1-billion philanthropic organization has gone to extraordinary lengths to give youths leaving government care a better chance at success Rachel Malek hasn’t always had a smooth road in life. After leaving home at the age of 14, she experienced homelessness and exploitation, and was involved with the foster-care system. She also endured some mental-health […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201712 Views

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RCY-BC: Representative’s Report #30 – Reviews and Investigations: Feb. 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations Update #30 Purpose The purpose of the Representative for Children and Youth’s (RCY) reviews and investigations of child deaths and critical injuries is to identify and thoughtfully analyze issues, particularly in service delivery. The intent is to help prevent similar deaths or injuries in the future and to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201724 Views

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Ski resort a step closer after high court ruling in Grizzly Bear Spirit case – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 2, 2017  OTTAWA _ Approval of a ski resort in a region held sacred by Indigenous people does not violate their constitutional right to freedom of religion, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday. A senior Indigenous leader said the decision demonstrates a lack of knowledge. “That’s sacred ceremonial grounds. That’s where […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201720 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada to rule in B.C. case involving Indigenous spirituality – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 1, 2017 OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada is due to release a decision Thursday in a case that hinges on freedom of religion and how Indigenous spirituality should be protected under the Charter of Rights. The Ktunaxa Nation appealed to Canada’s highest court after courts in British Columbia refused to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201720 Views

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B.C. premier says Site C could end up in Supreme Court over Indigenous rights – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 31, 2017  VICTORIA _ Premier John Horgan says British Columbia’s $8.8 billion Site C dam project could face ongoing legal battles over Indigenous rights and may eventually end up in the Supreme Court of Canada. Horgan made the comments Tuesday on the eve of the release of an independent review his government […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201727 Views

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RCYBC – Representative’s Report #30 – Reviews and Investigations: Feb. 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

October 17, 2017 The purpose of the Representative for Children and Youth’s reviews and investigations of child deaths and critical injuries is to identify and thoughtfully analyze issues, particularly in service delivery. The intent is to help prevent similar deaths or injuries in the future and to inform improvements to services. Download report NT5

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201731 Views

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Feds ‘never did the work’ to understand Indigenous concerns on pipeline: lawyer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 2, 2017  By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Canada’s decision to approve an expansion for the Trans Mountain pipeline was a “one-way street” that ignored the economic and title rights of Indigenous people, a lawyer said Monday in the Federal Court of Appeal. Elin Sigurdson outlined arguments against the $7.4-billion […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201728 Views

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