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Aboriginal Law Report May 3-9, 2021 – First Peoples Law

West coast headlines included Indigenous law, logging and private property Indigenous law being steadily rebuilt in Canada, says B.C. university professor | Vernon Morning Star Fairy Creek fight blows up with racial taunts, violence by forestry workers | APTN News Stalled project reveals archaeological conflict between First Nations and B.C. government | CBC News Treaty rights, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 20219 Views

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Tom Berger’s Cases Revealed His Moral Character – The Tyee

Revisiting ‘One Man’s Justice,’ the memoir of fighting for the vulnerable written by the renowned BC jurist two decades before his passing. A lot has been written in a very short time recently about the long and storied life of Thomas Rodney Berger, who died last week aged 88. The obituaries of one of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202110 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report April 26 – May 2, 2021 – First Peoples Law

April 26 – May 2, 2021 This week’s edition includes water rights, Treaty rights, consultation, coal, pipelines, place names, Indigenous law and more. Mi’kmaq continue to defend their Treaty rights on the water and in the courts Treaty rights at centre of trial of 4 Mi’kmaw fishermen set to begin next month | CBC News […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202115 Views

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British Columbia officially requests decriminalization of drug possession – DATAC

April 27, 2021 On the fifth anniversary of declaring B.C.’s public health emergency for overdose deaths, B.C. will officially request a federal exemption from Health Canada to decriminalize personal possession of drugs. Since April 14, 2016, the BC Coroners Service reports illicit drugs have claimed the lives of at least 7,072 British Columbians. As British […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 202111 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report April 19-25, 2021 – First Peoples Law

UNDRIP, elections and judicial diversity were hot topics across the country Senate approves pre-study on UNDRIP bill | Senate GRO Feds pressed to define ‘free, prior and informed consent’ in UNDRIP bill | The Star Implementing UNDRIP in BC: A Discussion Paper Series | Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Indigenous Bar Association calls […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 202116 Views

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

This week’s edition includes UNDRIP, land claims, Treaty rights, injunctions, policing, consultation, consent, compensation and more. The federal government’s UNDRIP bill was back in the House of Commons Liberal pass motion to impose closure on UNDRIP bill, limiting time for debate | The Globe and Mail Indigenous leaders, experts urge Ottawa to quickly pass UNDRIP […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 202116 Views

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Footing the Bill: The Supreme Court Weighs in on the Costs of Indigenous Rights Litigation – First Peoples Law

April 15, 2021 The prohibitive cost of litigation is one of the most significant barriers faced by Indigenous Peoples seeking to protect their rights and territories. This year, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s appeal on whether the Crown must pay a portion of its legal costs in advance in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 202123 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report April 5-11, 2021 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes hunting, gaming, mining, logging, land protection, Treaty rights, Indigenous law and more. Herring were front and centre in BC Scientists, First Nations team up in fresh attempt to revive struggling B.C. herring stocks | CBC News Canada’s herring facing ‘biological decimation’, say First Nations and activists | The Guardian B.C. First […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202123 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report March 29 – April 4, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Mi’kmaq continue to defend their Treaty and inherent rights on and off the water Mi’kmaw Lobster harvesters sue Canada, non-Indigenous fishers | APTN News Treaty Truckhouse on Saulnierville wharf threatened by DFO | APTN News Colonizers Being Colonizers: Lobster Fishing & the Continued Oppression of L’nu’k in Mi’kma’ki | Yellowhead Institute Mi’kmaw fishers say they were exercising […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 202125 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report March 22-28, 2021 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes Treaty rights, Indigenous law, environmental racism, carbon tax, cannabis, COVID-19 and more. Environmental racism and judicial diversity were hot topics across the country When COVID-19 and environmental racism collide in Canada | The Narwhal Canada votes to collect data to document ‘environmental racism’ | National Post Nova Scotia government to spend […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 202119 Views

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