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January 12, 2020 In the News Wet’suwet’en solidarity actions were held across the country. Nationwide Wet’suwet’en solidarity demonstrations – APTN News Open Letter from the BCCLA on the Injunction Granted to Coastal GasLink Wet’suwet’en Jurisdiction and Governance Must be Upheld – UBCIC For the Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan peoples, justice has been denied. What else is new? – Globe […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202027 Views

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BC set to open seventh Indigenous court – The Lawyer’s Daily

January 13, 2020 B.C. will see its newest Indigenous court open in the spring, and the provincial attorney general says the move is a step towards creating a justice system that is more respectful of Indigenous needs and practices. The province’s first Indigenous court was established in New Westminster in 2006, with the seventh iteration […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202029 Views

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What the Wet’suwet’en case says about how Canadian courts address Indigenous law – CTVNews

About 30 years before the Wet’suwet’en First Nation faced the possibility of a natural gas pipeline through its territory, members fought a different battle in court. Lawyer Peter Grant, who represented the Wet’suwet’en and neighbouring Gitxsan First Nation, reportedly called an elder as a witness and asked her to sing a death song. The 1991 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 202026 Views

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Canada’s Indigenous child welfare legislation is now in force. Check out this policy primer on the new law. Federal Indigenous child welfare Bill C-92 kicks in – now what? – APTN News Indigenous Services Minister says he won’t engage in finger pointing with provinces over child-welfare bill – Globe and Mail Federal minister says overhaul of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202025 Views

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BC Government: 26 lawyers recognized with Queen’s counsel designation

Dec. 17, 2019 VICTORIA – The recipients of the honorary title of Queen’s counsel (QC) for 2019 have been announced. “We recognize the recipients of the Queen’s counsel title for their excellent performance and dedication to the legal system,” said David Eby, Attorney General. “I congratulate these exceptional lawyers and thank them for their contributions […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201969 Views

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December 15, 2019 In the News The Trans Mountain pipeline project remains front and centre. Federal government hiding true cost of Trans Mountain Pipeline – Stand Earth Nations Divided: Mapping Canada’s pipeline battle – Aljazeera Don’t ask Trans Mountain’s owner-operator for a cost estimate or timeline – National Observer Completing Trans Mountain expansion among top priorities in natural […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 201952 Views

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Indigenous intercultural competency education ‘fundamental’ for lawyers in B.C.: law society VP – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 11, 2019 Hot on the heels of the B.C. government’s plans to bring its laws into harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the provincial law society has made it a future requirement for all lawyers in the province to take a course on Indigenous intercultural competency aimed […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201957 Views

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December 8, 2019 In the News The AFN Special Chiefs Assembly was held in Ottawa. ‘Reconciliation is not just words’: B.C. Premier Horgan speaks to the Assembly of First Nations – Global News Perry Bellegarde says national focus needed on suicide crisis among Indigenous youth – Globe and Mail Jody Wilson-Raybould to push for Indigenous rights recognition […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201972 Views

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Law Society adopts Indigenous intercultural competency training

December 06, 2019 The Law Society’s governing board of Benchers has determined that lawyer competence includes knowledge of the history of Aboriginal-Crown relations, the history and legacy of residential schools and specific legislation regarding Indigenous peoples of Canada. Beginning in 2021, all practising lawyers in BC will be required to take an Indigenous intercultural competency […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 201964 Views

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Lawyer competence includes knowledge of Indigenous-Crown history: B.C. law society – CTV News

December 9, 2019 VANCOUVER — The Law Society of British Columbia has moved to require Indigenous cultural competency training for all practising lawyers in the province, in response to gaps in legal education that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified. “Lawyers and the law created a justice system that discriminates against Indigenous people,” said Law […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 201965 Views

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