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Indigenous leaders say pipeline ruling highlights Canada’s need for UNDRIP law – Globalnews.ca

February 6, 2020 A Federal Court of Appeal ruling on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion highlights the need for Canada to legally entrench the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), advocates say. Regional Chief for British Columbia Terry Teegee was among those who voiced disappointment at the court decision, which found […]

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Canada: Canadian Power – Key Developments In 2019, Trends To Watch For In 2020: British Columbia – Overview – Mondaq News Alerts

The following is a chapter from our Power Group’s fifth annual Canadian power industry retrospective Canadian Power – Key Developments in 2019, Trends to Watch for in 2020. A form to request a PDF copy of the publication is available at the end of the article. Introduction 2019 proved to be another year of transition […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202020 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

The BC government has entered talks with Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs. RCMP to stand down as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and province start de-escalation talks | CBC News Former MP Nathan Cullen appointed B.C. liaison in pipeline dispute – Turtle Island News Policy Complaint Concerning RCMP Checkpoint and Exclusion Zone – BCCLA Meet with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202023 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peole’s Law

January 26, 2020 In the News Dozens of academics and lawyers from across Canada signed an open letter urging the provincial and federal governments to meet directly with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs. Coastal Gaslink pipeline threatens healing centre, says Unist’ot’en Camp – National Observer Unist’ot’en requesting Environmental Assessment Office withhold CGL construction permits – Smithers Interior […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202020 Views

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The Coastal GasLink dispute highlights the complicated, essential need to balance rights – The Globe and Mail

Sam Adkins is a lawyer with a focus on Indigenous law, based in Vancouver. Private landowners in Richmond, B.C., might be surprised to learn that there is currently an aboriginal title claim winding its way through the courts that affects hundreds of private properties. More surprisingly, the court does not want them to know about […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202021 Views

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Human rights agency backs call by U.N. racism committee to freeze construction projects pending consultation – Canadian Lawyer

Human rights agency backs call by U.N. racism committee to freeze construction projects pending consultation Amnesty International Canada is asking the governments of Canada, British Columbia and Alberta to listen to the call of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in order to uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples. In an open […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202024 Views

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Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Horgan re: Wet’suwet’en Opposition to Coastal GasLink Project

January 23, 2020 As most of you will be aware, the possible RCMP enforcement of an injunction against the Unist’ot’en (a client of ours) in response to their continued opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline has been in the national news. Dozens of academics and lawyers from across Canada have signed the following letter urging […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202025 Views

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The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal currently has a posting for a Tribunal Member position.

January 22, 2020 The Human Rights Tribunal currently has a posting for a Tribunal Member position. The Tribunal is committed to increasing the number of Indigenous Peoples at all levels of the organization, as called for in the report of Ardith Walkem QC, Expanding Our Vision: Cultural Equality & Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights. In making a recommendation […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 202021 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

January 19, 2020 The RCMP set up an exclusion zone in Wet’suwet’en territory. RCMP set up checkpoint restricting access in Wet’suwet’en territory amid clash over pipeline | CBC News Legal complaints filed against RCMP exclusion zone in Wet’suwet’en territory | Daily Hive Horgan says ‘rule of law applies,’ LNG pipeline will proceed despite opposition – […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202024 Views

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Indigenous ceremonies at B.C. school did not interfere with family’s religious beliefs, judge rules – The Lawyer’s Daily

January 16, 2020 A B.C. Supreme Court justice has ruled a smudging ceremony and a dance held at a public elementary school were an admirable effort to teach children about Indigenous beliefs and did not violate the Charter’s protections on freedom of religion. As part of an effort to acquaint students with Indigenous culture and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202023 Views

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