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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

May 3, 2020 By Bruce McIvor This week’s edition includes COVID-19, the Wet’suwet’en standoff, Treaty rights, Aboriginal title, child welfare, food security, injunctions, and more. In the News COVID-19 continues to top the agenda. On-reserve COVID-19 case rates approaching ‘watershed moment,’ says Indigenous Services top doctor | CBC News First Nations doctors speak out on […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic remains front and centre. COVID-19 risk to Indigenous communities will rise when provinces ease lockdowns, says federal official | CBC News Indigenous Services explains how $306M business aid package will be distributed – APTN News ‘Disrespectful’: Urban Indigenous population feels short-changed by federal COVID-19 response | CBC News Under cover of COVID-19, […]

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April 19, 2020 COVID-19 continues to top the headlines. North Saskatchewan communities set up Covid-19 command centre due to government ‘negligence’ – APTN News Better PPE needed for the North as residents await COVID-19 test results – Star Phoenix ‘It’s unprecedented:’ Manitoba First Nation going ahead with band election – National Post Northern Manitoba chiefs voice support […]

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Exercising Indigenous Jurisdiction Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic – First Peoples Law

April 16, 2020 Individuals and communities around the globe have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As federal and provincial governments introduce emergency measures in response to the evolving situation, the actions being taken often fail to take into consideration the unique vulnerabilities of Indigenous communities. As a result, Indigenous governments are acting to safeguard […]

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

COVID-19 remains front and centre. Several First Nations grapple with confirmed COVID-19 cases, press government for help – Globe and Mail Coronavirus outbreak: Minister confirms 40 cases in First Nations communities on reserve, 5 in Nunavik | Global News ‘Lives could be lost’; Chief of Eabametoong FN ‘disappointed’ in government response to COVID-19 case | CBC News […]

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Indigenous Bar Association Challenges Premier’s Understanding Of Law

INDIGENOUS BAR ASSOCIATION CHALLENGES PREMIER’S UNDERSTANDING OF LAW April 10, 2020 By Alexandria Winterburn, Member-at-large and Brooks Arcand-Paul, Vice President Premier Brian Pallister’s response to the proposed federal legislation on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UN Declaration”) implies Premier Pallister has a callow and concerning understanding of Aboriginal and Treaty […]

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Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19: Protecting People, Protecting Rights – First People’s Law

April 8, 2020 The past month has brought sweeping, unprecedented change as individuals, communities and nations around the world struggle to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Efforts to contain the virus include significantly increased government powers and corresponding limits on civil liberties, as well as disruptions to individuals’ ability to work, socialize and care for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 202031 Views

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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 […]

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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, 202028 Views

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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 […]

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