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New report shows how Canadian law is failing Indigenous trapline holders

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Trappers’ stories illustrate cumulative impact of industrial activity on lands, waters and wildlife VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – A new report from West Coast Environmental Law reveals an urgent need to better align Canadian and Indigenous law on traplines, in order to uphold Aboriginal and Treaty rights and protect the environment from […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201811 Views

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WCEL: Innovative Indigenous environmental law project seeking new partners

July 30, 2018 RELAW project works with Indigenous nations to revitalize Indigenous environmental laws VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – West Coast Environmental Law is pleased to accept Expressions of Interest from Indigenous nations and individuals for the 2018-2019 cohort of the RELAW (Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water) project. The RELAW project […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201813 Views

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Law Society commits to Truth and Reconciliation action plan

Vancouver, July 24, 2018 – As the Assembly of First Nations arrives in Vancouver for its Annual General Assembly, the Law Society of British Columbia welcomes delegates with the announcement that the Benchers have approved a Truth and Reconciliation Action Plan. Developed in consultation with Indigenous community leaders, the action plan marks an important step toward transforming […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201821 Views

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TRU: Student pens free guide for lawyers and Indigenous clients

July 26, 2018 For Indigenous people involved in criminal law cases, subtle differences in courtroom communication like an accent, amount of eye contact or tone could mean the difference between a guilty and not guilty verdict. Eliminating the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the justice and correctional systems is part of the Truth and Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201820 Views

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Legal news Roundup – July 12, 2018 – Canadian Lawyer

Canada Toronto police plan to deploy 200 more officers to priority areas in evening hours to combat gun violence, Toronto Star Hydro One board, CEO Mayo Schmidt step aside, bow to pressure from Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Globe and Mail Indigenous leaders turn down invitation to meeting of premiers, CBC news United States Trump claims […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201819 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

In this week’s update: pot, zombies, failed treaty negotiations, the perils of making ‘Indians’ and much more. In the News A British Columbia First Nation rejected a modern-day treaty for the second time. Lheidli T’enneh First Nation votes no to treaty Shuswap Tribal Nation Council wants treaty process overhaul Treaty rejection a blow for treaty […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201817 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report May 13, 2018 – First Peoples Law

The federal government’s proposed changes to impact assessments and fisheries legislation are making their way through parliament. Federal bill aims to improve environmental assessments Bill C-68 enshrines human dimensions in Canadian fisheries law A long running resource revenue sharing dispute was finally resolved in the Yukon. Whitehorse Daily Star: First Nations split $600,000 in resource […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201839 Views

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Legal news Roundup – May 11, 2018 – Canadian Lawyer

Canadian Tire goes international with $985-million purchase of Helly Hansen, Financial Post Yukon bureaucrat said he was fired for blowing the whistle on racism within government, Toronto Star Labrador woman stuck after Air Canada rejects Indigenous ID for return flight, CBC News Read More: http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/author/patricia-cancilla/legal-news-roundup-may-11-2018-15721/

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201831 Views

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Legal news Roundup – May 10, 2018 – Canadian Lawyer

Canada Man accused in Toronto van attack to appear in court this morning, Canadian Press Investigation clears Green Party leader Elizabeth May of workplace harassment, Toronto Star Missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry lags in repaying counselling costs, Globe and Mail Read More: http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/author/patricia-cancilla/legal-news-roundup-may-10-2018-15714/

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201838 Views

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The IBA Congratulates Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond on her new role as the Inaugural Director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre and Law Professor at UBC

OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association congratulates Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond on her new position at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Turpel-Lafond will be the inaugural director of the university’s new Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC). The Centre officially opened April 9, 2018. In 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201843 Views

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