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New B.C. treaty policy will be as effective as political will to implement it, lawyer says – The Lawyer’s Daily

September 12, 2019 Members of the legal community in British Columbia are hailing a new policy for negotiating treaties with First Nations in the province as a step forward in advancing reconciliation, but say issues remain that could lead to complications down the road. The Recognition and Reconciliation of Rights Policy for Treaty Negotiations, which […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201919 Views

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CSIS welcomed energy industry info about alleged threats, documents show – APTN News

July 8, 2019 The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) routinely welcomed reports from the energy industry about perceived threats, and kept such information in its files in case it might prove useful later, newly disclosed documents reveal. Canada’s spy agency is supposed to retain only information that is “strictly necessary” to do its job, and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201966 Views

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Secret Documents from Spying Complaint Reveal CSIS Kept Tabs on Community Groups and Protestors, says Human Rights Group

July 8, 2019 Thousands of pages of heavily-redacted documents suggest CSIS gathered information on the peaceful protest activities of Indigenous peoples and environmentalists VANCOUVER — xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories (July 8, 2019) — Today, the Britishz Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) published thousands of pages of heavily-redacted documents disclosed by the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 201972 Views

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From Bad to Worse on Mining: Groups Urge B.C. Government to Reform Outdated Laws

(Victoria/Vancouver, B.C.) As Taseko Mines once again attempts to force its way with an injunction to start drilling in Tŝilhqot’in ancestral territory at Fish Lake (Teztan Biny) without the consent of the Tŝilhqot’in Nation, a broad network of citizens, experts, and environmental organizations are calling for urgent reform of BC’s outdated mining laws. The new network, launched […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201984 Views

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UVic’s new $9.1M home for Indigenous law investing in Canada’s future: minister – Times Colonist

June 26, 2019 The world’s first dual-degree program in Indigenous and non-Indigenous law will soon have a new home at the University of Victoria. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett confirmed Tuesday that the federal government will contribute $9.1 million to build a national centre for Indigenous law on campus. The centre will house the dual- […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201928 Views

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Legislative Assembly of British Columbia – Special Committee to Appoint a Conflict of Interest Commissioner

  LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Special Committee to Appoint a Conflict of Interest Commissioner Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA, Courtenay-Comox, Chair  | Steve Thomson, MLA, Kelowna-Mission, Deputy Chair Conflict Of Interest Commissioner The Conflict of Interest Commissioner is a non-partisan officer of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia responsible for ensuring that Members of the Legislative […]

by pmnationtalk on June 25, 2019259 Views

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Decision on Indigenous hunting rights ‘will be picked up in other parts of the world’: lawyer – The Lawyer’s Daily

May 15, 2019 An Indigenous man from the United States has had his acquittal for unlawful hunting upheld after the B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled his Aboriginal right to hunt was protected by the Canadian Constitution. Richard Lee Desautel is a member of the Lakes Tribe of the Colville Confederated Tribes in Washington state, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201993 Views

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LNG projects: Slow but not dead – CBA National

To export to resource, project proponents must first have meaningful interactions with First Nations. That means recognizing that distinct legal systems are at work. In 2013, the BC Liberals’ pledged to wipe out the province’s debt by building liquid natural gas terminals worth $100 billion to the province — a bit of a pipe dream, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201999 Views

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First Nations plan how to reform B.C. justice system and revitalize Indigenous laws – National Observer

May 7th 2019 In 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada called on judges to acknowledge the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. The court encouraged restorative justice and urged prosecutors to pursue all other sanctions besides imprisonment when possible. It’s been nearly 20 years since the Supreme Court made the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201935 Views

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Settlement of legal dispute using B.C.-produced robot mediator called first ever – The Lawyer’s Daily

April 24, 2019 Although the use of technology and artificial intelligence in the judicial system may conjure up images of Tom Cruise and Sylvester Stallone, a dispute in the U.K. was recently solved through the use of a system designed by a B.C.-based company in a situation a lawyer involved in the case is calling […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201965 Views

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