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Saving the Specific Claims Tribunal – First Peoples Law

February 15, 2018 There are two general categories of negotiated claims in Canada: comprehensive claims which include Aboriginal title, rights and self-government; and specific claims, which are based on specific historical wrongs done to First Nations. This week, the federal government announced it will replace the existing the comprehensive claims process. Two weeks ago, the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 20187 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

February 11, 2018 In our update this week: pipelines, new federal review processes, a murder-trial verdict that shock the country and much more. In the News A Saskatchewan verdict triggered an outpouring of anger, resentment and frustration across the country. The Gerald Stanley verdict is a blow to reconciliation—and a terrifying one at that ‘We […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201810 Views

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Political commentary on court verdicts hurts views of justice system: lawyers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 11, 2018 By Linda Givetash THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ The public perception of political interference in criminal trials places the independence of Canada’s judiciary system at risk, lawyers say. Concerns have been raised following federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s comments on the acquittal of a white farmer charged in the death […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201813 Views

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Everyone a Winner with Williams Lake Band Victory, Says Chief – TheTyee.ca

More than 150 years after settlers stole their village, the band finally receives justice. The Supreme Court of Canada’s reinstatement of a tribunal ruling that the Williams Lake Indian Band is owed federal government compensation for the theft of its village 150 years ago is “very good news” for everyone, says the band’s chief. “All […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201816 Views

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Statement from National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Second Reading of Bill 262, An Act to Harmonize Canada’s laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Statement from National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Second Reading of Bill 262, An Act to Harmonize Canada’s laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples February 8, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released the following statement following the second reading of Bill 262 – […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201810 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

February 4, 2018 The pipeline debate continues. B.C. creates more uncertainty for Trans Mountain with bitumen restriction Rowdy crowd of anti-pipeline hecklers take on Trudeau at B.C. town hall Alberta suspends electricity talks with B.C. over pipeline fight Les Leyne: B.C., Alberta gear for battle over pipeline On the west coast, the fish farm dispute […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 201818 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

January 28, 2018 This is a useful piece on the pros and cons of the Sixties Scoop agreement-in-principle. The Sixties Scoop agreement-in-principle: Is it fair, underhanded or just confusing? The effect on international trade deals on Indigenous rights is an important topic. Opinion | Indigenous rights in NAFTA are not a social agenda Former New […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 201819 Views

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The Duty to Consult at the Supreme Court in 2017: Part 3 – Existing Infringements, Environmental Assessments and Remedy – First Peoples Law

January 25, 2018 This is the third, and last, part of my review of the development of the duty to consult at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2017. In Part 1 I outlined the Court’s principles underlying the delegation of the duty to administrative tribunals. In Part 2 I considered accommodation. Below, I conclude […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 201823 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

January 21, 2018 In Saskatchewan, the regulation of medicinal and recreational marijuana is raising the issue of provincial jurisdiction. Sask. First Nation says it’s ready to challenge provincial authority over pot Maritime shipping off the west coast raises the issues of environmental protection and Indigenous jurisdiction. Fighting for their coastline A proposed pipeline across northern […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 201857 Views

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West Coast Leaf: BC Court Rules Solitary Confinement violates the Charter

January 17, 2018 VANCOUVER – This morning, the BC Supreme Court released its judgment in an historic court case challenging the use of solitary confinement in Canada’s federal prisons. Justice Peter Leask found the prolonged and indefinite segregation of federal prisoners violates their rights to life, liberty, and security of the person (s. 7 of the Charter) and discriminates […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201831 Views

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