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Historic Agreement Recognizes Haida Title to Haida Gwaii – OKT Law

April 19, 2024 On April 14, 2024, the Haida Nation and the Province of British Columbia signed the Gaayhllxid/Gíihlagalgang “Rising Tide” Haida Title Lands Agreement. This Agreement recognizes that the Haida Nation has Aboriginal title to all of Haida Gwaii. It is a landmark, historic step in the Haida Nation’s decades-long fight to have their […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 20249 Views

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First Peoples Law April 10 – 16, 2024 – First Peoples Law LLP

National news included calls for legal and financial reforms NDP, Green Party call for new law to fix problems with Indigenous class action lawsuit settlements | CBC News Alternative financing solutions needed to close infrastructure gap, say First Nations leaders and advocates | CBC News Community safety and access to healthcare made Yukon headlines Unhoused […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 202423 Views

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SCC Decision on Shot Both Sides v. Canada – First Peoples Law LLP

The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision on the Blood Tribe appeal today, weighing in on treaty obligations and limitation periods. Here is a breakdown of the decision from the Supreme Court of Canada:Shot Both Sides v. Canada | Case in Brief | Supreme Court of Canada The full decision is available here: Shot Both Sides v. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 202418 Views

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First Peoples Law Report March 27 – April 9, 2024 – First Peoples Law

April 9, 2024 This week’s edition includes human rights, Jordan’s Principle, treaty rights, environmental protection and more. IN THE NEWS National news highlighted Indigenous data sovereignty, repatriation and Jordan’s Principle Why Indigenous people are fighting for data sovereignty | CBC Radio The Pope supports restitution of Indigenous items to Canada. So why haven’t they come […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 202422 Views

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SCC Decision on Dickson v Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation – First Peoples Law LLP

The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the Dickson v. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation appeal today, weighing in on Indigenous jurisdiction and the Charter. Here is a breakdown of the decision, including differences between the majority and dissenting reasons: Case in Brief | Dickson v. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, 2024 SCC | Supreme Court […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202419 Views

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First Peoples Law Report March 20 – 26, 2024 – First Peoples Law

Decolonizing media and the auditor general’s report on policing & housing topped national news ‘Completely discouraged’: Auditor slams First Nations housing, policing failures | CTV News First Nations, Inuit policing program has ‘critical shortcomings’ AG | APTN News Feds have made little progress fixing First Nations housing: AG | APTN News Assembly of First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202428 Views

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In Brief: Thomas v. Rio Tinto Alcan Inc., 2024 BCCA 62 – First Peoples Law

March 21, 2024 What it’s about The BC Court of Appeal held that Canada and BC have a fiduciary duty to protect the Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations’ Aboriginal right to fish on the Nechako River, including by ensuring the water allocation and flow regime is managed in a manner consistent with the Crown’s obligations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 202419 Views

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First Peoples Law Report March 13 – 19, 2024 – First Peoples Law

March 19, 2024 National headlines highlighted access to justice, human rights and a class action lawsuit Access to legal services for Indigenous Peoples vital says ALST | APTN News Human rights at stake without landfill search: U.N. committee | APTN News Class action lawsuit seeks justice for those suffering from intergenerational trauma by residential schools […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202427 Views

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Cochrane Saxberg welcomes Megan Young to the firm.

17 Mar 2024 Cochrane Saxberg is pleased to welcome Megan Young. She is a Cree woman and Band Member of the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. Megan graduated with her Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia in 2016 and received her Call to the Bar in BC in 2017. In 2023, Megan received her Call […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202429 Views

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Private Liability in Tort for Breach of Aboriginal Rights is Here to Stay – Clark Wilson LLP

March 13, 2024 Recently, the BC Court of Appeal (“BCCA”) released its decision in Thomas v Rio Tinto Alcan Inc, 2024 BCCA 62. The decision largely upheld the lower court’s decision. However, the court notably varied the declaratory relief granted to the appellant First Nations. The BCCA declared that the provincial and federal governments have […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 202437 Views

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