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Settlement agreement reached for Band class litigation

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Taking care: We recognize this news release may contain information that is difficult for many and that our efforts to honour Survivors and families may act as an unwelcome reminder for those who have suffered hardships through generations of government policies that were harmful to Indigenous Peoples. The National […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 20237 Views

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Media advisory – Government of Canada to make an announcement on the Gottfriedson Band Class settlement

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Vancouver, British Columbia — The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, joined by the Band Class representative plaintiffs, will make an announcement on the Gottfriedson Band Class Settlement. A media availability will follow. Media participation: Members of the media can participate in person and virtually. Media are […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202311 Views

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Hurt is still alive:’ Northern Ont. community shocked after ‘plausible burials’ uncovered – CTV News

Jan. 19, 2023 The chief of a northern Ontario First Nation that found the province’s first “plausible burials” says the community is in shock and its members are working hard to ensure survivors and their loved ones have mental health support. Wauzhushk Onigum Nation Chief Chris Skead said the uncovering of 171 anomalies and “plausible […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202311 Views

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Court approves environmental organizations’ application to intervene in Gitxaała Nation’s legal case

January 16, 2023 The B.C. Supreme Court has decided to allow all intervenor applicants to make arguments in the Gitxaała Nation’s legal case against the free-entry mineral claim staking process. This includes our coalition of environmental organizations, as well as other First Nations, Indigenous organizations, mining companies, and the B.C. Human Rights Commission. “We’re glad […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 20239 Views

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Amnesty International Canada stands in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation in face of pending civic contempt charges – CKPGToday.ca

Jan 12, 2023 PRINCE GEORGE- To date, 13 members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation are facing civil contempt charges relating to the ongoing blockade and protest against the construction of the Coastal Gas Link Pipeline through their traditional unceded territory. Sleydo’, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief, and spokesperson for the Gidimt’en checkpoint, says the focus of their […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 20237 Views

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Disconnection from Indigenous heritage grounds to reduce man’s sentence, B.C. court rules – Global News

January 5, 2023 British Columbia’s highest court has reduced the sentence of a man with Indigenous heritage in a precedent-setting appeal. In the decision posted Tuesday, a three-judge panel at the B.C. Court of Appeal took one year off a five-year sentence on a conviction of aggravated assault for David Johnathan Michael Kehoe, ruling that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202313 Views

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First Nations challenge B.C. mineral claim regime in court – Business In Vancouver

December 15, 2022 Requiring notification on claims would have big impact on exploration: AME The principal of free, prior and informed consent embedded in UNDRIP must apply to mineral claims in B.C., First Nations will argue in court – something that has the mining and exploration industry in B.C. worried. First Nations, environmental groups and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 202215 Views

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Environmental organizations apply to intervene in Gitxaała Nation’s legal case against unwanted mining

December 15, 2022 The BC Mining Law Reform network and several of our member organizations have applied for intervenor status in the Gitxaała Nation’s groundbreaking legal case against the free-entry mineral claim staking process. We’re in court on December 15 and 16 to argue for our right to speak to public interest issues surrounding the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202218 Views

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FNLC pleased BC Court of Appeal upholds decision that demonstration of Indigenous ceremonies in schools, does not infringe on religious freedoms

December 13, 2022 (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is pleased that the BC Court of Appeal (BCCA) has upheld the BC Supreme Court decision in Servatius v. Alberni School District No. 70 – and intervenor Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. In the case, the mother of two of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 202211 Views

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Children’s advocate questions B.C.’s ability to overhaul foster-care system after death of Cree teen – The Globe and Mail

B.C.’s independent Representative for Children and Youth is skeptical about the provincial government’s will or ability to successfully overhaul the foster-care system, saying a coroner’s inquest into the suicide of Cree teen Traevon Desjarlais-Chalifoux showed inadequacies flagged for more than a decade remained unaddressed while kids in care suffered. Jennifer Charlesworth said she and her […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 202212 Views

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