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First Peoples Law Report July 19-25, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Land use and consultation were front and centre in Mi’kma’ki ‘Timely and appropriate’ to include Mi’kmaq in P.E.I. land use decisions, says chief | CBC News Conserving the coast: First Nations, state governments working towards new national park reserve on P.E.I. | SaltWire Planned dump site creates worry for chief of neighbouring First Nation community […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 20218 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report July 12-18, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Land back, logging and colonial policing were in the spotlight in BC In Heiltsuk Territory, a Resort Purchase Is Celebrated as Land Back | The Tyee Activists block entrance to southeastern B.C. rainforest to protest old growth logging | CBC News Groups demand justice for Wet’suwet’en man killed by RCMP | APTN News Killed by police, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 202165 Views

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Vancouver lawyer Breen Ouellette makes a case that Canada’s constitution is legislated apartheid – Straight

July 17th, 2021 The former NDP candidate is hoping to win his party’s nomination again in Vancouver Centre A Métis lawyer seeking a federal NDP nomination in Vancouver Centre says that Canada’s constitution is profoundly racist against Indigenous people. In an interview with the Georgia Straight, Breen Ouellette described section 91(24) of the British North America […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 20218 Views

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Clark Wilson promotes four articling students – The Lawyer’s Daily

July 13, 2021 Clark Wilson announced that former articling students Cohen Hocking, Kezia Messakh, Melanee Bryniawsky and Spencer Oberst have joined the firm as associates. According to the Vancouver firm’s news release, Hocking joins its Indigenous law and private company mergers and acquisitions (M&A) groups. His practices include business purchase and sale transactions, shareholder agreements, First Nations governance, Aboriginal and treaty […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 20218 Views

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First Peoples Law Report July 5-11, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Aboriginal title and land restitution were front and centre in Ontario and Quebec Saugeen Ojibway Nation expecting decision on peninsula claim shortly | Owen Sound Sun Times Kahnawà:ke Mohawks erect protest camp on development site near Montreal | APTN News Land Back Camp at Laurel Creek Conservation Area vandalized | CTV News Self-government, human rights and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 202112 Views

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Time is of the Essence: Treaty Rights and Cumulative Impacts in Yahey v. British Columbia – First Peoples Law

July 8, 2021 Last week the BC Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision in the Blueberry River First Nations’ treaty infringement case. The decision, Yahey v. British Columbia, comes at the end of a month which saw the discovery of the unmarked graves of hundreds of Indigenous children, the dismantling of racist historical monuments and […]

by pmnationtalk on July 8, 202111 Views

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Who’s In Charge Here? Da’naxda’xw First Nation v Peters And The Dynamics Of One First Nation’s Leadership – McCarthy

July 06, 2021 The Federal Court recently weighed into a hereditary leadership dispute involving the Da’naxda’xw First Nation (DFN) in British Columbia, ruling that neither group had legal authority to govern the First Nation. In Da’naxda’xw First Nation v Peters [1], two parties claimed to be the rightful governing authority of the northern Vancouver Island […]

by pmnationtalk on July 8, 202112 Views

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Residential Schools and Reconciliation: A Canada Day Proposal – First Peoples Law

June 16, 2021 News of 215 Indigenous children buried on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School has shocked Canada and the world. Canadians are calling for real change in the country’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples. Apologies are not enough. The federal government must take a meaningful step towards dismantling the existing structures of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2021104 Views

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Coalition Submits Complaint for the Cancellation of the VPD Trespass Prevention Program

June 15, 2021 Vancouver, Territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, səl̓ílwətaʔɬ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nations — Today 8 legal and community-based organizations submitted a formal Service and Policy complaint regarding the Vancouver Police Department’s Trespass Prevention Program (TPP). The TPP program authorizes police officers to remove people without a call for 911 service if they have allegedly violated […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 202182 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Condemns BC Law Society’s Failure to Reprimand Lawyer’s Misconduct in Residential School Claims

Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝilhqot’in Nation is condemning the BC Law Society’s ruling of a one-month suspension and $4000 fine for Vancouver lawyer Stephen John Bronstein as a result of his professional misconduct where he mishandled the cases of his clients who were residential school survivors. Many of his clients were from the Tŝilhqot’in Nation. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202187 Views

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