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Independent journalists fought for their right to report on Fairy Creek — and won – The Discourse

A July 20 court ruling directs RCMP to respect journalists’ rights to witness arrests at Fairy Creek. July 20, 2021 Today a coalition of independent news outlets are celebrating a watershed ruling in favour of press freedoms in Canada. The B.C. Superior Court granted the media coalition’s application to modify forestry company Teal-Jones’s court-ordered injunction […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202113 Views

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UBCIC Celebrates Lac Seul First Nation’s Victory as Supreme Court of Canada Orders Canada to pay Equitable Compensation for Historical Losses

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – July 19, 2021). (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC – July 19, 2021.) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) extends our warmest congratulations to the Lac Seul First Nation (LSFN) in achieving justice for the flooding of their reserve lands before the Supreme Court of Canada after […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 202115 Views

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First Nation calls on B.C. to respect, follow court ruling on industrial developments – Toronto Star

July 8, 2021 VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government is being urged not to appeal a landmark court ruling halting new industrial development that doesn’t first have the approval of a First Nation whose territory has long been the focus of resource development. Chief Marvin Yahey of the Blueberry River First Nation, located in northeastern […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 202113 Views

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Vaughn Palmer: Blueberry River First Nations triumphs in court over B.C. government – Vancouver Sun

Jul 01, 2021 “The province has taken up lands to such an extent that there are not sufficient and appropriate lands in the Blueberry claim area to allow for Blueberry’s meaningful exercise of their treaty rights. The province has therefore unjustifiably infringed Blueberry’s treaty rights.” — Justice Emily Burke VICTORIA — The B.C. government lost […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 202121 Views

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No Space for Another Missed Opportunity: FNLC Response to Skye’s Story

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil- Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council is urging all levels of government to recognize the truth shared through “Skye’s Legacy: A focus on belonging”, the most recent report of the Representative for Children and Youth (“RCY”), and to take immediate steps to support First Nations in bringing […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 202121 Views

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Child Participation in Family Law and Child Welfare Court Proceedings

In advance of the Representative’s report on child participation in family law and child welfare court proceedings, to be released later this year, the FREDA Centre at Simon Fraser University has composed this literature review on the topic. The Representative thanks coordinators Professor Emerita Margaret Jackson and the Honourable Donna Martinson. The United Nations Convention […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202130 Views

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MNBC: Court’s Decision Dismissing Lawsuit

On May 14, 2021, the Supreme Court of British Columbia fully dismissed a lawsuit filed by suspended MNBC President Clara Morin Dal Col as an “abuse of process” and a “collateral attack.” Her lawsuit concerned two motions passed by the MNBC board in January 2021, one of which temporarily suspended her with pay.  The MNBC […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 202128 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Attend Final Hearing of Gibraltar Tailings Effluent Discharge Appeal

May 20, 2021 Williams Lake, BC: Today marks the first of the last two days of the Environmental Appeal Board (EAB) virtual hearing of the Tŝilhqot’in Nation’s challenge of an amendment to an effluent discharge permit issued for the Gibraltar Mine by a Director of the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202139 Views

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Federal court orders chief in B.C. to hold band meetings – APTN News

May 17, 2021 The Federal Court of Canada is trying to sort out the “somewhat confusing state of affairs” of a First Nation in northeastern B.C. A recent ruling orders Blueberry River First Nation (BRFN) council to meet and discuss a petition seeking to remove Chief Marvin Yahey. Justice Michael Phelan also ordered the six-member […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 2021131 Views

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Suspended MNBC President’s Lawsuit is Dismissed as an “Abuse of Process” and a “Collateral Attack”

Today, the Supreme Court of British Columbia fully dismissed a lawsuit filed by suspended MNBC President Clara Morin Dal Col as an “abuse of process” and a “collateral attack.” Her lawsuit concerned two motions passed by the MNBC board in January 2021, one of which temporarily suspended her with pay. Today’s decision represents an important […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202132 Views

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