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Supreme Court rules tribunal can address pre-Confederation Indigenous grievances – The Globe and Mail

February 2, 2018 A tribunal set up to consider the historical grievances of Indigenous peoples can hold the Canadian government legally responsible for pre-Confederation acts of colonial governments, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday morning. The court made the ruling in resolving a grievance older than Canada, deciding that the Colony of British Columbia […]

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 201881 Views

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Supreme Court sides with B.C. First Nation in ancestral land dispute – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 2, 2018 10:39 OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada has sided with a British Columbia First Nation in a dispute over its traditional lands. In a split decision released Friday, the high court restored a tribunal ruling in favour of the Williams Lake Indian Band, which had argued the pre-Confederation colony of British Columbia failed to protect […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 201896 Views

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MNBC addressing the urgent issue of the high number of Indigenous children in government care.

MNBC addressing the urgent issue of the high number of Indigenous children in government care. January 27th, 2018 Métis Nation British Columbia and BC Provincial Government full participants at Emergency Meeting in Ottawa addressing the urgent issue of the high number of Indigenous children in government care. Métis Nation British Columbia and the Métis Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 201840 Views

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Indigenous court no “get of of jail free card” – Prince George Citizen

January 25, 2018 A new kind of legal proceeding aimed at reducing the number of indigenous people revolving through the criminal justice system is coming to Prince George, and one of its biggest proponents wants to make one thing perfectly clear. “It’s not a simple get out of jail free card like some people may […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 201865 Views

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First Nations court smart move – Prince George Citizen

January 24, 2018 Last year, PBS aired an insightful documentary called Tribal Justice, which followed two female Native American judges working in collaboration with the California legal system to use more traditional ways to deal with Indigenous offenders. For those wanting an understanding of how the First Nations court opening in Prince George in March […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 201864 Views

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First Nations court ready for launch in Prince George – Prince George Citizen

January 23, 2018 Prince George will soon be home to a First Nations court. An opening ceremony will be held on March 23, the B.C. Provincial Court confirmed this week, while the court is to start hearing cases in the first week of April. It marks the culmination of three years of effort by a […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201843 Views

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B.C. adoption rates ‘disappointing,’ declining this year, says children’s rep – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s child and youth representative says the government needs to devote more effort to finding permanent adoption families for young people in care because this year’s preliminary numbers are disappointing. Bernard Richard says for the first six months of this fiscal […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201766 Views

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Adoption Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 13, 2017  VICTORIA – British Columbia’s child and youth representative says a government plan to increase adoption rates for young people in care is faltering. Bernard Richard says in a report that he is disappointed that adoption rates have declined this year, especially for Indigenous children and youth. He […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201789 Views

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BC First Nations Legally Challenging Site C Decision – CKLB

December 13, 2017 At least two First Nations in BC are planning to legally challenge the government of BC’s decision to move forward with Site C construction. The project, which is behind schedule and over budget, has already used $4 billion, leading the government to and utilities commission conclude it would be a disservice to […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201774 Views

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Adoption and Permanancy Numbers Flagging for B.C.’s Children and Youth in Care

VICTORIA – The provincial government is faltering in its efforts to find permanent homes for the children and youth in its care – particularly for Indigenous children and youth – shows a report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth. Only 84 B.C. children and youth in care were adopted during the first […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201783 Views

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