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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, 20175 Views

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First Nations begin court challenge against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 2, 2017 VANCOUVER _ First Nations, environmental groups and local governments appeared in the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver today continuing their fight against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish First Nation says the federal government failed to consult or gain consent of First […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201713 Views

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Court tells Ottawa to reconsider pipeline approval on B.C. reserve – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 27, 2017  VANCOUVER _ The Federal Court of Appeal has set aside a decision by the minister of Indian affairs that allowed the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline through the Coldwater Indian Reserve near Merritt, B.C. The band expressed its concerns for plans to increase the pipelines capacity by twining […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 20177 Views

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Robinson-Huron Treaty First Nations court action against Canada and Ontario to commence today in Thunder Bay

Robinson-Huron Treaty First Nations court action against Canada and Ontario to commence today in Thunder Bay THUNDER BAY, ON, Sept. 25, 2017   – Today in Thunder Bay the lawsuit filed by the Robinson-Huron Treaty First Nations against Canada and Ontario will commence at the Thunder Bay Court House. In September 2014 the Robinson-Huron Treaty […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201716 Views

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Arguments conclude in Sinixt hunting case appeal – My Kootenay Now

A judge has reserved decision in the Crown’s appeal of the Sinixt hunting rights case. They’re trying to overturn a decision that granted Canadian hunting rights to Sinixt members living in the US. Local author Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, who has written about the First Nation, says it’s an important case. A BC Supreme Court judge […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201723 Views

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Lawsuit of the week: First Nations fishermen launch class action over alleged improper taxation of exempt income – Business In Vancouver

A pair of Aboriginal fishermen is suing the Canadian government in a proposed class action over the alleged improper taxation of assets and income on reserve land. Plaintiffs Bill and Daniel Scow filed a notice of civil claim under the Class Proceedings Act against the Attorney General of Canada and the Minister of National Revenue […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201728 Views

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UBCIC Celebrates with Huu-ay-aht First Nation as Canada Withdraws Application for Judicial Review, Promises Reform

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – September 7, 2017) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs congratulates the Huu-ay-aht First Nation on achieving final resolution of its logging rights specific claim. On September 5, Canada withdrew its application for judicial review of the Specific Claims Tribunal’s decision to award $13.9 million in compensation to the Huu-ay-aht First […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 201721 Views

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Court rules B.C. will have intervener status in Trans Mountain pipeline case – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 29, 2017  OTTAWA _ The Federal Court of Appeal is allowing British Columbia to be an intervener in a legal fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but with some conditions. Several First Nations and municipalities filed legal challenges against Ottawa’s approval of the $7.4-billion project that would triple the capacity of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201727 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada clarifies when regulatory bodies may be relied on to fulfill the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples – Dentons.com

August 15, 2017 As the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) explained in Haida1 and Carrier Sekani2, it is open to legislatures to empower regulatory bodies to play a role in fulfilling the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples. Carrier Sekani further clarified that, whether the Crown may rely, in whole or in part, on a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017106 Views

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First Nations woman files charges against Mount Polley company – APTN News

August 10, 2017 While the province of British Columbia did not press any charges against the executives of the Mount Polley mine, a First Nations woman pressed ahead and did it herself. Bev Sellers convinced a justice of the peace that executives with the Mount Polley mine company needed to be held accountable for the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 201772 Views

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