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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

April 5, 2020 In the News COVID-19 continues to top the headlines. COVID-19 cases in First Nations spur leaders to call for field hospitals | CBC News Military ready to respond to outbreak of COVID-19 in isolated Indigenous and northern communities – Globe and Mail First Nations rise to challenge as pandemic legacy looms – Times Colonist […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 20204 Views

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First Peoples Law Reading List – First Peoples Law

During this time of social distancing, I thought it would be helpful to share an updated First Peoples Law reading list for anyone looking to learn more about Aboriginal law and Indigenous rights in Canada. It is a work in progress, not a comprehensive list. I would welcome any feedback or additional reading recommendations. The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202014 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

In the News COVID-19 remains front and centre. Assembly of First Nations Declares State of Emergency on COVID-19 Pandemic | AFN First Nations can now delay elections during COVID-19 pandemic, says federal minister | CBC News First Nation elections pose significant health risk – The Lawyer’s Daily Kashechewan asks PM to send in military as flood […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202011 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

March 22, 2020 COVID-19 remains front and centre. ‘We just can’t afford to let the virus enter’: feds acknowledge need to protect Indigenous communities but details remain sparse – APTN News First Nations close borders over coronavirus, using ‘isolation as a strength’ – Globe and Mail Canada Must Implement Clearer, Stronger Measures to Protect First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202012 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

This week’s edition includes Treaty rights, UNDRIP, COVID-19, cross-border rights, Indigenous law, day schools, the duty to consult, and more. In the News The Muskrat Falls inquiry released its final report in Newfoundland and Labrador. Inquiry finds environment of ‘mistrust’ after lack of Indigenous consultations for Muskrat Falls project – APTN News Scathing Muskrat Falls […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 202023 Views

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Coastal GasLink dispute rooted in conflicts over title, governance: legal experts – The Lawyer’s Daily

March 10, 2020 The dispute over a natural gas pipeline through the traditional territory of a B.C. First Nation has garnered almost daily headlines both in Canada and abroad. But legal experts note the conflict goes far beyond any adverse environmental effects the project may have, and strikes at the very heart of long-simmering issues […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202026 Views

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Wet’suwet’en, BCCLA, and UBCIC Release Explosive Letter Revealing BC Solicitor General Authorizing RCMP Deployment, Contradicting Public Statements

March 6, 2020 VANCOUVER/ (Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories, March 6, 2020 – Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, BC Civil Liberties Association and Union of BC Indian Chiefs are releasing a letter dated January 27, 2020 from BC Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth to RCMP Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Strachan. In […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202025 Views

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First Nations organizations, Province endorse new First Nations Justice Strategy

March 6, 2020 NANAIMO – First Nations people can look forward to significant changes in the justice system following a decision by the BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) and the Province to endorse and sign a new First Nations Justice Strategy. The BCFNJC’s action is supported by resolutions from the BC Assembly of First […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 202034 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

Federal and provincial ministers have entered talks with Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs. Wet’suwet’en Demand RCMP Stand Down, Discussions Begin – Unist’ot’en Camp ‘Atmosphere of Wiggus’: CGL, RCMP stand down for meetings – APTN News Minister prepared to stay in northern B.C. for Wet’suwet’en talks ‘as long as it takes’ – Global News Bomb threat made against Wet’suwet’en and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202040 Views

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“Indigenous reconciliation is about respect not rhetoric” – SeaWestNews

Growing up in the isolated hamlet of Aklavik, about 200km north of the Arctic Circle in Canada’s Northwest Territories, Orland “OD” Hansen lived off the land that was home to the Inuvialuit, Metis and Gwich’in First Nations. Here, surrounded by remote wilderness and remarkable wildlife, Hansen experienced the residential school system, where Canada forcefully held […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 202053 Views

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