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Indigenous hereditary law at stake in energy legal battle: lawyer – APTN News

December 12, 2018 A subsidiary of TransCanada Corp. says it’s poised to lose “billions of dollars” if it can’t start work on a natural gas pipeline being blocked by an Indigenous clan. The drama playing out in a remote part of northwestern B.C. is scheduled to be heard in a Prince George courtroom Thursday. “It’s […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 20184 Views

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First Nations hope new accord with BC, Ottawa may ‘turn the page’ on denial of rights – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 11, 2018 The federal and B.C. governments have signed a new agreement with First Nations representatives in the province aimed at changing treaty negotiations, but an Indigenous rights lawyer says a lot remains… Read More: https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/9079/first-nations-hope-new-accord-with-b-c-ottawa-may-turn-the-page-on-denial-of-rights?category=news

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20186 Views

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BC Government: Exceptional lawyers recognized with Queen’s counsel designation

Dec. 10, 2018 VICTORIA – David Eby, Attorney General, has announced the 2018 recipients of the honorary title of Queen’s counsel (QC). “Congratulations to each of the recipients of this prestigious designation,” said Eby. “The QC appointment is a very special honour that denotes a superb record of achievement and commitment to our province’s legal system. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201812 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for December 9th – First People’s Law

December 9, 2018 In the News Major changes are in the works for Indigenous child welfare across the country Labrador Indigenous groups applaud upcoming federal legislation on child welfare | CBC News ‘A turning point’: New Indigenous child welfare legislation will save lives says Philpott – APTN News Good Intentions on Indigenous Child Welfare — […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 20188 Views

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2018 CEDAW Report Card

On December 6th, 2018, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, West Coast LEAF released our 10th annual CEDAW Report Card, grading BC on nine issues impacting women’s human rights, including child protection, a new section introduced this year. The Report Card assesses BC’s record in 2018 in relation to obligations set out […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201810 Views

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RELEASE: Report card on gender equality in BC released

December 6, 2018 VANCOUVER – Today, West Coast LEAF released its 10th annual report card on the rights of women in BC. The report card shows that although BC’s grades have improved in six areas, further progress is needed for the province to satisfy its international obligations to women’s human rights. Advancements in areas such as child care […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201810 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Dec. 2, 2018 – First People’s Law

December 2, 2018 In the News In northern British Columbia Indigenous people have different views on a proposed LNG project. Hereditary Chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in B.C. say LNG pipeline doesn’t have unanimous consent – APTN News ‘The opportunity we have is immeasurable’: B.C. First Nation waits for LNG facility – APTN News Pipeline […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201813 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for Nov 25th – First People’s Law

November 25, 2018 The marijuana debate continued. First Nations consider questions of profit — and sovereignty — at first national Indigenous cannabis conference | The Star Sask. to meet with First Nation operating unlicensed cannabis store | CBC News Growing pains continue for Sask.’s pot industry: licences and supplies Agribition panelists encourage Sask. First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201820 Views

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Beyond Gladue: How the Justice System Is Still Failing Indigenous Offenders – TheTyee.ca

In 1999, the Supreme Court ruled ‘particular attention’ must be paid in their sentencing. That’s still not happening. In early 1997, Jamie Tanis Gladue pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her boyfriend in Nanaimo. She was sentenced to three years in prison. Her case led to a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that was supposed to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201814 Views

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He spent his life immersed in Indigenous law. Now he’s helping Canada’s next generation of lawyers change its course – Toronto Star

At the forefront of a ‘resurgence’ in legal thought, Anishinaabe law professor John Borrows helped start the world’s first Indigenous law degree Nov. 15, 2018 VICTORIA, B.C.—“Welcome to law school,” Anishinaabe scholar John Borrows tells the Star with a grin, zipping his raincoat halfway up as he turns to his students with a soft-spoken question: […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201822 Views

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