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Aboriginal Law Report Oct 19-25, 2020 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes injunctions, Indigenous food sovereignty, climate change, colonial policing, environmental racism, cross-border rights, #1492LandBackLane, #SipeknekatikStrong and more. Mi’kmaq continue to defend their inherent and Treaty rights on the land and water Sipekne’katik First Nation Chief responds to emergency debate on Mi’kmaw fishery | APTN News N.S. judge issues injunction to end interference, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 202024 Views

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Who are the ‘Aboriginal peoples’ of Canada? – First Peoples Law

Earlier this month my colleague Kate Gunn and I had the honour of representing the Indigenous Bar Association on their intervention in the Desautel appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada. As we explained in earlier posts Decolonizing the International Border and Righting the Wrongs of Colonization, Desautel raises the question of whether Indigenous people […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202013 Views

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Donation brings Indigenous Law Campaign one step closer to an Endowed Professorship or Chair

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 16, 2020 – The David Sharpe Professorship in Indigenous Law Campaign is one step closer to an Endowed Professorship or Chair, thanks to a gift of $250,000 from Sean McCoshen. The new professorship, established by the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University, was founded by David Sharpe, and designed to recruit a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202097 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Oct 5-11, 2020 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes injunctions, Aboriginal title, the duty to consult, Treaty rights, Charter rights, land defence, jury diversity and more. Check out this explainer on the Marshall decision and Mi’kmaq commercial fishing rights by my colleague Angela D’Elia Decembrini The Marshall Decision and Mi’kmaq Commercial Fishing Rights: An Explainer Mi’kmaq fishers are facing violence for practicing […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 202025 Views

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BCCLA Reacts: Supreme Court of Canada Rules Law Abolishing Peremptory Challenges is Constitutional

October 8, 2020 VANCOUVER, Coast Salish Territories – The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) is disappointed that the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the law abolishing peremptory challenges is constitutional. Peremptory challenges allow both sides to block potential jurors. The Court rendered its decision on October 7, 2020, the same day it heard […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202028 Views

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The Marshall Decision and Mi’kmaq Commercial Fishing Rights: An Explainer – First Peoples Law

October 8, 2020 On September 17, 2020, on the 21st anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Marshall, Sipekne’katik First Nation, a Mi’kmaq First Nation, launched a self-regulated commercial lobster fishery in Saulnierville, Nova Scotia. In the days that followed, Sipekne’katik fishers were accused of operating an illegal fishery and subject […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202017 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report, Sept 28 – Oct 4, 2020 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes Treaty rights, harvesting laws, environmental assessment, colonial surveillance, land defence, Orange Shirt Day and more. Over 150 legal professionals and academics have signed an open letter urging immediate action to uphold the Treaty rights and protect the safety of our client Sipekne’katik First Nation Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202032 Views

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Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier McNeil Re: Sipekne’katik Treaty-Based Fishery – First Peoples Law

The attached letter, signed by over 150 settler and Indigenous academics and legal professionals across Canada, was sent to Prime Minister Trudeau and Nova Scotia Premier McNeil on October 1 urging immediate action to protect the safety of our client Sipekne’katik First Nation and to recognize and uphold Sipekne’katik’s Treaty right to a moderate-livelihood fishery. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202029 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Sept 21-27, 2020 – Bruce McIvor and Cody O’Neil

This week’s edition includes UNDRIP, the honour of the Crown, the duty to consult, fish farms, colonial policing, cannabis and more. Mi’kmaq Treaty rights continue to top headlines across the country Mi’kmaw treaty rights, reconciliation and the ‘rule of law’ – Canadian Dimension Canada needs to properly recognize First Nations right to make a moderate […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202031 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Sept 14-20, 2020 – First Peoples Law

Sept 14-20, 2020 By Bruce McIvor and Cody O’Neil This week’s edition includes fishing rights, hunting rights, Charter rights, the duty to consult, UNDRIP and more. IN THE NEWS Treaty rights remain front and centre in Mi’kmaq territory These Indigenous fishermen in Nova Scotia just defied the federal government in a bid to make history […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202038 Views

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