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Human rights complaints filed against BMO and VPD by Indigenous customers who were handcuffed while trying to open granddaughter’s bank account

Lawyers for Maxwell Johnson, a BMO account holder, release transcript of 911 call, and redacted Vancouver Police report, showing evidence of systemic racism. VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (November 23, 2020) – Maxwell Johnson and his 12-year-old granddaughter, who were handcuffed on December 20, 2019 after trying to open a bank account, are filing human rights complaints against BMO […]

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Trans Mountain ordered to hand over security documents relating to First Nations protesters – Kamloops This Week

November 9, 2020 Defence lawyer Joe Killoran has suggested a December 2018 altercation at TRU was a result of over-policing and a bias among Mounties and security officials. According to Killoran, police and security were convinced Tiny House Warriors protestors were a threat before the confrontation took place. A Kamloops judge has ruled in favour […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 20209 Views

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Indigenous Court in Port Hardy will offer alternative sentencing options – CTV News

November 3, 2020 PORT HARDY — There has been a renaissance of Indigenous legal systems across Canada over the last several years, showing up in the form of small community initiatives, new classes and degrees at law schools. In B.C., there is an alternative judicial process called Indigenous Court. The latest of these courts under […]

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I wanted to show them I wasn’t extinct’ – The Narwhal

The Canadian government declared them extinct 64 years ago. These living, breathing Sinixt people beg to differ Rick Desautel, Shelly Boyd and Derrick Lamere stood on the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on a chilly October morning. They are Sinixt, or ‘people of the place of the bull trout,’ and members […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 202053 Views

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‘Extinct’ tribe optimistic that Supreme Court will reverse hurtful declaration – The Loop

A First Nations tribe that was formally declared extinct in Canada could soon have that declaration reversed by the Supreme Court after more than half a century, a landmark decision that could pave the way for other Indigenous groups straddling the U.S. border to claim legal rights in Canada. A First Nations tribe that was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202037 Views

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American Indigenous group, province argue over cross-border rights at Canada’s top court – Vernon Morning Star

The case of Richard Desautel was heard in Ottawa Oct. 8, 2020 A case that will determine whether or not the United States-based Sinixt have Indigenous rights in Canada was heard at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on Thursday. Last year the B.C. Court of Appeal decided that Sinixt hunter Richard Desautel has […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 202030 Views

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Fund set up to help kids who have aged out of system in B.C. – APTN News

October 6, 2020 The death of Joyce Echaquan, which made waves across Quebec, is a painful reminder of the hatred and ignorance that is continuously manifested toward Indigenous communities. The incident shocked many, yet it reflects a landscape of daily injustices faced by Indigenous communities, many of these anchored in stereotypes, prejudice, and other avenues […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202048 Views

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Media Advisory: BCCLA at Supreme Court of Canada to Fight for Jury Diversity

October 6, 2020 When: October 7, 2020 at 9:30 am EST / 6:30 am PST Where: Supreme Court of Canada (Ottawa) Ottawa – On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) will make oral arguments at the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Chouhan, a critical case about jury diversity. The […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 2020180 Views

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Supporters rally as sentencing begins for Burnaby TMX protesters – North Shore News

September 16, 2020 Sentencing is ongoing for three Indigenous land defenders who were convicted of contempt of court for singing and conducting a ceremony outside the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby. A multi-day sentencing hearing began for Stacy Gallagher, Jim Leyden and Tawahum Bige on Tuesday morning. The trio was arrested in August 2018 after […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202036 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde welcomes Canada’s consent to certification of national class action involving First Nations child and family services, and agreement to proceed to mediation

AFN National Chief Bellegarde welcomes Canada’s consent to certification of national class action involving First Nations child and family services, and agreement to proceed to mediation September 3, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) welcomes Canada’s agreement to the certification of a national class action involving […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 202052 Views

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