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Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew

Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew October 19, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Following today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding Mikisew Cree First Nation stating that the federal government does not need to consult with First Nations prior to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20187 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report October 14, 2018 – First People’s Law

October 14, 2018 In this week’s update: disappointment with the Supreme Court, an attempted reboot for comprehensive claims, Indigenous laws, the 60’s Scoop, the first instalment of our case law review for 2018 and much more. In the News The federal government is touting a new agreement under the BC Treaty Process as a reboot […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201815 Views

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This week at the SCC – Canadian Lawyer

October 9, 2018 The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals this week, its first of the fall session. The first two appeals involve charges of sexual assault against Indigenous persons, while the third concerns an alleged Charter breach in a search-and-seizure case. Civil procedure, class actions: While a student at an Indian residential […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201819 Views

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B.C. appoints four new provincial court judges

Oct. 5, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is appointing four new provincial court judges to increase access to justice for British Columbians. The additional appointments will be assigned to Surrey, providing support for an increased workload arising from the $33.5-million Surrey Courthouse expansion. They include: Judge David Albert (effective Oct. 25, 2018) […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 201819 Views

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B.C. government pledging to use results of Indigenous justice summit to inform action plan – The Lawyer’s Daily

September 27, 2018 The B.C. government says it will use a report arising from a summit on Indigenous justice to help guide its strategy as it works toward a plan to make improvements in the way that the justice system interacts with First Nations and Métis peoples in the province. The report, detailing the findings […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201810 Views

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U of Victoria: Elders, national and provincial leaders, students and scholars launch historic Indigenous law degree

The historic launch today of the world’s first law degree to combine the study of Indigenous and non-Indigenous law welcomed the first cohort of 26 students from across Canada and acknowledged the efforts to establish the far-reaching response to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The new law program at the University of Victoria will help […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201820 Views

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It’s up to Indigenous, environmental groups to protect public interest – Pamela Palmater – The Lawyer’s Daily

September 17, 2018 Despite objections from some of the Indigenous groups about the consultation process, the Federal Court of Appeal (in Tsleil-Waututh Nation et al. v. Canada (Attorney General) 2018 FCA 153) held that Canada acted in good faith and that the consultation framework it used was appropriate. This was a four-phase process which was […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201826 Views

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Federal Court of Appeal quashes Trans Mountain pipeline, citing environmental, Indigenous concerns – The Lawyer’s Daily

August 30, 2018 The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the federal government’s approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline project, saying the National Energy Board (NEB)’s review of the project was flawed and that Canada did not properly consult with Indigenous peoples who would be affected by the project. The decision in Tsleil-Waututh Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201820 Views

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West Coast reacts to Interim Report on Marine Protected Area Standards

Friday, August 17, 2018 VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Lawyers at West Coast Environmental Law issued the following statement in response to the Interim Report of the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area (MPA) Standards, released publicly today: “The seas are under increasing stress, so we welcome this interim report which sets out excellent […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201831 Views

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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, 201826 Views

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