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Wet’suwet’en concerns re: BC Supreme Court decision in CGL judicial review

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs vow to take tall steps necessary to ensure the health of Wedzin Kwa – Morice/Bulkley River, the yintah and People in the wake of the BC Supreme Court decision in Coastal Gas Link judicial review Wet’suwet’en Yintah/Smithers, April 26 2021 – The Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs are deeply concerned about the environmental impacts […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 202116 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Trans-Boundary Sinixt Hunting Right

NESPELEM, WA.— Rodney Cawston, Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CCT) and the Sinixt (sn̓ʕaýckstx) Confederacy, is celebrating today’s judgment from the Supreme Court of Canada dismissing the Crown’s final appeal in the R v. Desautel hunting case, the first time the Tribes have been to the highest court of either the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 202112 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council congratulates five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations for victorious BC Court of Appeal decision

(Xʷmәθkʷәy̓әm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and sәlilwәtaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, BC) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) are applauding five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations (the Ehattesaht, Hesquiaht, Mowachaht/Muchalaht, Ahousaht and Tla -o-qui-aht) for their efforts leading to the April 19th BC Court of Appeal (BCCA) decision (Ahousaht v Canada, 2021 BCCA 155). The BCCA made an important ruling, reaffirming that […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 202113 Views

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Siska FN awarded $4.7 million for railway infringement – Business In Vancouver

April 15, 2021 The federal government has been ordered to pay the Siska First Nation $4.7 million in restitution for the alienation of reserve lands and lost fishing opportunities in a claim stemming from the creation of the CPR railroad. The award was granted by Canada’s Specific Claims Tribunal, which was set up in 2008 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 202120 Views

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RCY report calls for improved, equitable supports to children with FASD and their families

April 15, 2021 VICTORIA – The provincial government should take both immediate and long-term action to improve supports and services to children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and their families, recommends a report released today by B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth. Children with suspected or confirmed FASD should immediately be made eligible for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 2021127 Views

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‘They were not there’: First Nations feel betrayed after fish farm court decision – Canada’s National Observer

April 9th 2021 First Nations backing Ottawa’s plan to phase out salmon farms in the Discovery Islands feel betrayed after a court ruled in favour of aquaculture companies looking to restock fish at their sites in the region. On Monday, Federal Court Justice Peter George Pamel said Mowi Canada West and Saltstream would suffer substantial […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 202131 Views

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Addressing CN Rail impacts to the Squamish Nation – next steps

For the signed update letter from Council Co-Chairs, please click here Following up on our communication from February, we want to update membership on the status of activities with regard to CN Rail and the impact of its operations on the Eslhá7an and X̱wemelch’stn communities. Despite our continuing good-faith efforts over years to engage with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 202124 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation voices Indigenous law at B.C. appeal hearing – APTN News

Mar 18, 2021 The Tŝilhqot’in National Government is challenging a 2019 amendment for Gibraltar Mine that proposes to increase discharge into the Fraser River by 50 per cent. The nation is presenting its arguments before the Environmental Appeal Board hearing which started March 15 and is being hosted virtually. They say the BC Ministry of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202128 Views

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New Abbotsford Law Courts open

ABBOTSFORD – A state-of-the-art courthouse has opened in Abbotsford that will make justice services more accessible and convenient for people in the region. David Eby, Attorney General, the chief justice of British Columbia, the chief justice of the Supreme Court, the chief judge of the Provincial Court, Indigenous leaders, Lisa Beare, Minister of Citizens’ Services, and Henry […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202130 Views

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Alberta Court of Appeal Denies Benefits to Young Adults Raised in Government Care

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories – The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) is extremely disappointed by today’s Alberta Court of Appeal decision that puts young adults raised in government care at risk of losing critical benefits. Last January, Alberta passed a law reducing the age until which young adults raised in government care could receive financial […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202139 Views

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