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B.C. Civil Liberties Association says RCMP complaints process ‘should improve’ after court ruling – APTN News

Jan 13, 2022 A federal judge says the RCMP Commissioner must respond to public complaints within six months of receiving them after a court challenge was launched over delays coming from the top of the national policing agency. Civil liberty groups say they now hope the decision by Federal Court Associate Chief Justice Jocelyne Gagne […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202220 Views

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CSFS Reminds That Fight for Indigenous Child Welfare is About More than Just Money – CFNR Network

Dec 16, 2021 Carrier Sekani Family Services are reminding everyone that the fight for Indigenous child welfare is about more than just money. Earlier this week, Ottawa announced plans to set aside 40 billion dollars to compensate First Nations children, and improve the child welfare system. But, even that funding is not final, and is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 202114 Views

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Statement: UBCIC Celebrates the 24th Anniversary of the SCC’s Historic Delgamuukw-Gisday’wa Decision and Calls on Crown to Uphold

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – December 11, 2021) Today the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) marks the 24th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s ground-breaking Delgamuukw-Gisday’wa decision, which confirmed the continuing existence of the Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan Title and Rights, contrary to provincial claims that their Title, if it had existed, had been extinguished. The Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en struggle for recognition of their Title and Rights began in 1984 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 202119 Views

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Representative’s Statement on the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s Children and Youth with Support Needs Plan

Since the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) announced long-term plans to fundamentally change its Children and Youth with Support Needs (CYSN) program, many parents, volunteers and others who work with children and families have expressed serious concerns about those changes. Sadly, the announcement has resulted in uncertainty, fear, anxiety and stress for many […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 202125 Views

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Representative’s Statement on National Child Day

Nov. 19, 2021 On Nov. 20, we mark a very special day on our calendars – National Child Day. This day acknowledges the rights of all children across the country and celebrates the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) by the UN on Nov. 20, 1989. The UNCRC […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 202134 Views

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Comment: First Nation aims to stop colonial history from repeating itself – Times Colonist

When the Gitxaała launched litigation last month challenging the provincial government’s “free entry” mineral claim regime in our territory, we did so with the intention of providing a wake-up call to B.C. Despite loud promises that it will uphold the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the B.C. government has shown […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 202122 Views

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Lawyer says International Criminal Court declines request to open residential school investigation – APTN News

A lawyer who was part of a group lobbying the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Canada and the Catholic Church over the residential school system says they’ve been turned down. “The ICC prosecutor declined to open a preliminary investigation,” says Andrew Phypers, one of a dozen lawyers who wrote the ICC requesting an investigation. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 202122 Views

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Statement: First Nations Leadership Council Honours Gitanmaax’ Successful Assertion of Inherent Jurisdiction over their Children

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) stands in full support and solidarity with the Gitanmaax in their assertion of inherent jurisdiction over the care and wellbeing of one of their children and is relieved that the court has also agreed this child should remain in the care […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 202132 Views

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Indigenous Leaders ‘Confounded’ as Ottawa Appeals Order to Compensate Kids – The Tyee

Government says the legal move is needed to negotiate an agreement and fix broken child welfare system. The federal government has put forward an appeal to a Federal Court ruling upholding compensation orders for up to 165,000 First Nations kids and families discriminated against by the child welfare system. However, at a press conference Friday, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 202125 Views

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Court makes right decision in case of Indigenous child welfare case

Gitanmaax Band defends child from government’s last-minute attempt to forcefully remove her GITANMAAX, BC, Oct. 29, 2021 – Statement from Gitanmaax Band Chief Councillor Tracey Woods “Yesterday, in BC Provincial Court, the Honourable Judge Mengering ruled that the best interests of the Gitanmaax child required her to remain in the custody of her family and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 202137 Views

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