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Denouncing Denial: BC’s New Directives on Civil Litigation Involving Indigenous Peoples – First Peoples Law

May 25, 2022 It is commonplace for Canadian governments to emphasize their commitments to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples while simultaneously taking positions in court rooted in the denial of Indigenous Peoples’ title and rights. This spring, the Government of British Columbia took an initial step towards addressing this issue through its Directives on Civil […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 20228 Views

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JFK Law is Pleased to Welcome Our New Articling Student and Summer Students – JFK Law

May 24th, 2022 JFK Law is pleased to introduce 3 new members of our team who will be joining us as they work on their articling and summer terms. Emily Peiffer, has joined us in our Victoria office as an Articling student. Prior to articling at JFK, Emily practiced law in Tucson, Arizona where she […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 20228 Views

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First Peoples Law Report May 16-22, 2022 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes language rights, Treaty rights, Charter rights, child welfare, judicial diversity and more. Language rights and caribou remain in the spotlight in Quebec Bill 96 would make Indigenous languages ‘second class,’ Nunavik school board head warns | Nunatsiaq News Kahnawake mobilizes as Bill 96 nears passage with no exemption for Indigenous communities | […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 202214 Views

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First Peoples Law Report May 9-15, 2022 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes land defence, policing, Treaty rights, language rights, harvesting rights, the duty to consult and more. Harvesting rights were front and centre in Nunavut Review board says no to Baffinland | Nunatsiaq News Nunavut Impact Review Board rejects proposed Baffinland expansion | CBC News Inuit hunters fear Narwhal decline will continue if […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 202215 Views

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Statement: Over-Representation of Indigenous Women in Federal Prison

tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), Okanagan Syilx Territory, BC [May 6, 2022]: A story published in The Globe and Mail May 5, 2022, brings to light a reality that is at the core of the development of the BC First Nations Justice Strategy – the over-representation of Indigenous Peoples in the Justice System. Ombudsman, Correctional Investigator Dr. Ivan […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 2022110 Views

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First Peoples Law Report May 2-8, 2022 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes UNDRIP, Treaty rights, gaming, policing, racism, elections and more. IN THE NEWS Land defence, racism and policing topped BC headlines Wet’suwet’en report round-the-clock surveillance and harassment by RCMP and pipeline security | Ricochet New law introduced in B.C. hopes to help fight systemic racism | APTN News Systemic racism to be tackled […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 202215 Views

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B.C. directives on litigation with Indigenous peoples aimed at negotiated resolutions – The Lawyer’s Daily

May 05, 2022 British Columbia has issued a number of new directives for legal counsel to follow while involved in civil proceedings with Indigenous peoples, and legal observers are saying they could represent a seismic change from the rights denial that has characterized such litigation in the past. The 20 requirements contained in the province’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202214 Views

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Important Deadline Approaching: Band Reparations Class Action – JFK Law

May 5th, 2022 This blog is about an ongoing residential schools class action claim open to Indigenous groups (“Bands”)[1]. The deadline to join the class action is MAY 31, 2022. Indian Day Schools Class Action The Indian Residential School Day Scholars Class Action (Gottfriedson v Canada, Federal Court File No. T-1542-12) was originally brought on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202217 Views

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Constitutionality of Indigenous child welfare law to be decided by the Supreme Court of Canada – JFK Law

May 3rd, 2022 On April 20, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal the Quebec Court of Appeal’s decision in a reference regarding federal Indigenous child welfare legislation (Reference)[1]The highest court in Canada will decide the constitutionality of the Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and families (Act).[2] In […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202216 Views

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New law introduced in BC hopes to help fight systemic racism – APTN News

May 03, 2022 The provincial government in British Columbia says new legislation called the Anti-Racism Data Act and aims to target racism, was co-developed with Indigenous leaders. According to Premier John Horgan, the law will use data collection to help fix the gaps in government programs and services for Black, Indigenous and racialized people in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202211 Views

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