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We still have title’: How a landmark B.C. court case set the stage for Wet’suwet’en protests – CBC

Feb 13, 2020 Delgamuukw vs. British Columbia underscores First Nations’ authority over their land Amid the backdrop of nationwide protests, blockades, and arrests, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs on the front lines of the fight to stop a pipeline in their traditional territories are pointing to a Supreme Court case from the 1990s that underscores their authority […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 202087 Views

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Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs Launch Court Challenge to Coastal GasLink Pipeline’s Environmental Approval

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have filed an application for a Judicial Review of the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) decision to extend the environmental certificate for Coastal GasLink’s proposed fracked gas pipeline in Northwest BC for another five years. WireService.ca Media Release (02/05/2020) Vancouver, BC – The application challenges the BCEAO decision to extend permits despite […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 202081 Views

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UBCIC: Federal Court of Appeal’s Ruling on TMX Brazenly Attacks Indigenous Title and Rights and Threatens Climate

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – February 4, 2020) Today the Federal Court of Appeal overruled the four challenges to the federal government’s re-approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX). The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is deeply disappointed by the court’s decision in Coldwater Indian Band et al. v. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 2020102 Views

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Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project February 4, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – Following the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision today on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the federal government must ensure that First Nations’ […]

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Heiltsuk Nation pursues “bitumen reference” case in Supreme Court

January 16, 2020 Ottawa – The Heiltsuk Nation has asked the Supreme Court to open the door to recognizing the role of Indigenous nations in protecting the environment through their own laws, as the Court deliberates on whether BC has jurisdiction to enact measures to regulate the transport of oil through the province. The BC […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202093 Views

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Four First Nations have their say at the Supreme Court hearing over Trans Mountain expansion – APTN News

January 16, 2020 The B.C. government is asking Canada’s high court to give it authority over what can flow through the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta and four First Nations are there to tell the justices that Indigenous issues aren’t being addressed. The Haida Nation, Heiltsuk Council, Beecher Bay First Nation, and Little Shuswap […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202090 Views

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Supreme Court to hear B.C. case attempting to halt Trans Mountain expansion – Richmond News

January 15, 2020 OTTAWA — The B.C. government will ask Canada’s high court Thursday to give it authority over what can flow through the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta. The case is a make-it-or-break-it affair for the multibillion-dollar project: if B.C. is allowed to prevent heavy oil from flowing through the pipeline, it would […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202085 Views

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Court’s Decision in Servatius v. Alberni School District No. 70 Upholds Reconciliation and Protects Indigenous Learning

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – January 8, 2020) Today the Supreme Court of British Columbia made its decision on Servatius v. Alberni School District No. 70 and ruled in favor of the Alberni School District, supported by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) who served as intervenors. The Supreme Court concluded that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2020120 Views

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B.C. mom loses court case arguing Indigenous ceremony at kids’ school infringed on religious freedom – CBC

Parent felt traditional smudging ceremony was religious activity, not cultural Jan 08, 2020 The B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed a mother’s case against School District 70 in Port Alberni that argued a smudging ceremony at her children’s school and a prayer performed by a hoop dancer at a school assembly infringed on their religious freedoom. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 202082 Views

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An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and Families

An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and Families NOVEMBER 8, 2019 New federal child welfare legislation, An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children youth and families, is coming into force on January 1, 2020. This legislation will bring significant positive changes to First Nations Child and Family Services, while […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2020149 Views

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