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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

March 22, 2020 COVID-19 remains front and centre. ‘We just can’t afford to let the virus enter’: feds acknowledge need to protect Indigenous communities but details remain sparse – APTN News First Nations close borders over coronavirus, using ‘isolation as a strength’ – Globe and Mail Canada Must Implement Clearer, Stronger Measures to Protect First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202032 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

This week’s edition includes Treaty rights, UNDRIP, COVID-19, cross-border rights, Indigenous law, day schools, the duty to consult, and more. In the News The Muskrat Falls inquiry released its final report in Newfoundland and Labrador. Inquiry finds environment of ‘mistrust’ after lack of Indigenous consultations for Muskrat Falls project – APTN News Scathing Muskrat Falls […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 202045 Views

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Coastal GasLink dispute rooted in conflicts over title, governance: legal experts – The Lawyer’s Daily

March 10, 2020 The dispute over a natural gas pipeline through the traditional territory of a B.C. First Nation has garnered almost daily headlines both in Canada and abroad. But legal experts note the conflict goes far beyond any adverse environmental effects the project may have, and strikes at the very heart of long-simmering issues […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202044 Views

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Wet’suwet’en, BCCLA, and UBCIC Release Explosive Letter Revealing BC Solicitor General Authorizing RCMP Deployment, Contradicting Public Statements

March 6, 2020 VANCOUVER/ (Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories, March 6, 2020 – Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, BC Civil Liberties Association and Union of BC Indian Chiefs are releasing a letter dated January 27, 2020 from BC Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth to RCMP Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Strachan. In […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202040 Views

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First Nations organizations, Province endorse new First Nations Justice Strategy

March 6, 2020 NANAIMO – First Nations people can look forward to significant changes in the justice system following a decision by the BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) and the Province to endorse and sign a new First Nations Justice Strategy. The BCFNJC’s action is supported by resolutions from the BC Assembly of First […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 202049 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First Peoples Law

Federal and provincial ministers have entered talks with Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs. Wet’suwet’en Demand RCMP Stand Down, Discussions Begin – Unist’ot’en Camp ‘Atmosphere of Wiggus’: CGL, RCMP stand down for meetings – APTN News Minister prepared to stay in northern B.C. for Wet’suwet’en talks ‘as long as it takes’ – Global News Bomb threat made against Wet’suwet’en and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202057 Views

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“Indigenous reconciliation is about respect not rhetoric” – SeaWestNews

Growing up in the isolated hamlet of Aklavik, about 200km north of the Arctic Circle in Canada’s Northwest Territories, Orland “OD” Hansen lived off the land that was home to the Inuvialuit, Metis and Gwich’in First Nations. Here, surrounded by remote wilderness and remarkable wildlife, Hansen experienced the residential school system, where Canada forcefully held […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 202067 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report February 23, 2020 – First Peoples Law

February 23, 2020 #WetsuwetenStrong continues to top the headlines. Here is my latest piece in our 3-part series: The Wet’suwet’en, Governments and Indigenous Peoples: A 5 Step Plan for Reconciliation Coastal GasLink environmental assessment report rejected, construction could be delayed | Ricochet Trudeau says rail barricades ‘need to come down now’ | CBC News ‘The RCMP […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202070 Views

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BC and Canada Partner with First Nations to Protect Endangered Caribou and Indigenous Sacred Lands

VANCOUVER, Feb. 21, 2020 – There is a special place in the Peace River Region of Northeast BC where two ancient mountains rise up and stand together on the horizon.  Known locally as the Twin Sisters, these mountains have always been a sacred place for indigenous peoples in the region and across North America. Up […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202095 Views

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The Wet’suwet’en, Governments and Indigenous Peoples: A 5 Step Plan for Reconciliation – First Peoples Law

February 20, 2020 Canada has reached a watershed moment. Will it continue to bulldoze Indigenous rights in the name of resource exploitation and jobs and profits for the few, or it will renounce its colonialist past and strike out on the path of respect, collaboration and partnership with Indigenous people? Using the current national response […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 202037 Views

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