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The Coastal GasLink dispute highlights the complicated, essential need to balance rights – The Globe and Mail

Sam Adkins is a lawyer with a focus on Indigenous law, based in Vancouver. Private landowners in Richmond, B.C., might be surprised to learn that there is currently an aboriginal title claim winding its way through the courts that affects hundreds of private properties. More surprisingly, the court does not want them to know about […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20202 Views

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Human rights agency backs call by U.N. racism committee to freeze construction projects pending consultation – Canadian Lawyer

Human rights agency backs call by U.N. racism committee to freeze construction projects pending consultation Amnesty International Canada is asking the governments of Canada, British Columbia and Alberta to listen to the call of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in order to uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples. In an open […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 20207 Views

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Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Horgan re: Wet’suwet’en Opposition to Coastal GasLink Project

January 23, 2020 As most of you will be aware, the possible RCMP enforcement of an injunction against the Unist’ot’en (a client of ours) in response to their continued opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline has been in the national news. Dozens of academics and lawyers from across Canada have signed the following letter urging […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 20209 Views

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The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal currently has a posting for a Tribunal Member position.

January 22, 2020 The Human Rights Tribunal currently has a posting for a Tribunal Member position. The Tribunal is committed to increasing the number of Indigenous Peoples at all levels of the organization, as called for in the report of Ardith Walkem QC, Expanding Our Vision: Cultural Equality & Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights. In making a recommendation […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 20204 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

January 19, 2020 The RCMP set up an exclusion zone in Wet’suwet’en territory. RCMP set up checkpoint restricting access in Wet’suwet’en territory amid clash over pipeline | CBC News Legal complaints filed against RCMP exclusion zone in Wet’suwet’en territory | Daily Hive Horgan says ‘rule of law applies,’ LNG pipeline will proceed despite opposition – […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202011 Views

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Indigenous ceremonies at B.C. school did not interfere with family’s religious beliefs, judge rules – The Lawyer’s Daily

January 16, 2020 A B.C. Supreme Court justice has ruled a smudging ceremony and a dance held at a public elementary school were an admirable effort to teach children about Indigenous beliefs and did not violate the Charter’s protections on freedom of religion. As part of an effort to acquaint students with Indigenous culture and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202012 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

January 12, 2020 In the News Wet’suwet’en solidarity actions were held across the country. Nationwide Wet’suwet’en solidarity demonstrations – APTN News Open Letter from the BCCLA on the Injunction Granted to Coastal GasLink Wet’suwet’en Jurisdiction and Governance Must be Upheld – UBCIC For the Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan peoples, justice has been denied. What else is new? – Globe […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202012 Views

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BC set to open seventh Indigenous court – The Lawyer’s Daily

January 13, 2020 B.C. will see its newest Indigenous court open in the spring, and the provincial attorney general says the move is a step towards creating a justice system that is more respectful of Indigenous needs and practices. The province’s first Indigenous court was established in New Westminster in 2006, with the seventh iteration […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202014 Views

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What the Wet’suwet’en case says about how Canadian courts address Indigenous law – CTVNews

About 30 years before the Wet’suwet’en First Nation faced the possibility of a natural gas pipeline through its territory, members fought a different battle in court. Lawyer Peter Grant, who represented the Wet’suwet’en and neighbouring Gitxsan First Nation, reportedly called an elder as a witness and asked her to sing a death song. The 1991 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 202013 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

Canada’s Indigenous child welfare legislation is now in force. Check out this policy primer on the new law. Federal Indigenous child welfare Bill C-92 kicks in – now what? – APTN News Indigenous Services Minister says he won’t engage in finger pointing with provinces over child-welfare bill – Globe and Mail Federal minister says overhaul of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202016 Views

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