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‘It’s been a long time coming’: Samantha Dick on Indigenous Court in lakecity – Coast Mountain News

Dec. 18, 2019 The Indigenous Court will be officially opened in April 2020 in Williams Lake When the newly-approved Indigenous Court for Williams Lake gets underway next spring offenders will need to admit their guilt, be ready to make amends and request their case being heard in that court. “They have to be ready to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 2019131 Views

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Federal lawyers defend Trans Mountain consultation with Indigenous groups – The Globe and Mail

Lawyers for the Canadian government have defended its consultation with Indigenous groups for the proposed Trans Mountain expansion project, citing scores of meetings and specific steps designed to address First Nations’ concerns, including a program to study the impact of shipping noise on killer whales. In opening arguments for the federal government, lawyer Jan Brongers […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2019134 Views

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First Nations accuse Canada of altering internal reviews of marine spill risk reports on Trans Mountain – CBC

Dec 17, 2019 Lawyers for Canada say allegations are unfounded, changes between versions of documents not substantive The Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish nations have accused Ottawa of altering internal government documents related to the risks of marine spills before once again approving the Trans Mountain expansion project. Details of these allegations were presented in the Federal […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2019115 Views

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New Indigenous court coming to Williams Lake – Nanaimo News Bulletin

The court is intended to help reduce the over-representation of Indigenous peoples in jails There will be a new, Indigenous court in Williams Lake, Attorney General David Eby announced Monday. “Our government is committed to addressing the over-representation of Indigenous peoples in the correctional system, which has its roots in systemic discrimination and the impacts […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2019126 Views

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BC Government: Minister’s statement about new Indigenous court

Dec. 16, 2019 VICTORIA – David Eby, Attorney General, has issued the following statement in support of the new Indigenous court in Williams Lake: “Our government is committed to addressing the over-representation of Indigenous peoples in the correctional system, which has its roots in systemic discrimination and the impacts of intergenerational trauma from residential schools. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2019127 Views

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Court to hear First Nations’ challenge of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – Toronto Star

Dec. 16, 2019 VANCOUVER— Four British Columbia Indigenous groups are set to argue in the Federal Court of Appeal that the Canadian government failed to consult adequately with them before its latest approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. A three-day hearing is scheduled to begin today in Vancouver to consider legal challenges launched by […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2019108 Views

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First Nations in court this week arguing Trans Mountain pipeline expansion should be quashed — again – CBC

Federal Court of Appeal to hear arguments about extent and adequacy of government’s consultations Dec 16, 2019 Several B.C. First Nations will be squaring off against the federal government in the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver this week, arguing that it failed to conduct meaningful consultations with them about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2019102 Views

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FNLC Calls for Immediate Implementation of the Recommendations in the RCY’s Report “Caught in the Middle”

(Xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, BC) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is deeply disturbed with the findings reported in the Representative for Children and Youth’s (RCY) most recent publication “Falling through the Cracks” which tells the story of a young man whose life and eventual death highlight the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201998 Views

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Permanent guardianship: another option for creating family – BC Gov

Nov. 27, 2019 PRINCE RUPERT – Merissa Giesbrecht and her husband Jason never imagined that their path to finally having the family they had dreamed about would arrive through a distant relative. While November is Adoption Awareness month, a time to recognize adoptive parents and the more than 750 children in B.C. who are seeking […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201997 Views

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BC Court of Appeal Dismisses Final ITHA Appeal Against Contract Termination

Nov 27, 2019 The B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed ITHA’s attempt to overturn a lower court order denying it an injunction against the First Nations Health Authority’s lawful decision to terminate two funding agreements. The decision to terminate the relationship was made because of ITHA’s failure to fully cooperate with an external audit initiated […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2019144 Views

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