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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, 201732 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, 201758 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, 201764 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, 201738 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, 201745 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, 201762 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, 201766 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, 201765 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, 201764 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, 201769 Views

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