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First Peoples Law Report February 22-28, 2023 – First Peoples Law

East coast news included Aboriginal title and consultation Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq say they’re allies in land rights despite overlapping title claims | CBC News Offshore oil project challenge argues that end-use emissions, shipping impacts should be weighed | Canadian Lawyer Policing was in the spotlight in Quebec Pekuakamiulnuatsh First Nation and AFNQL come out against Quebec […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 202354 Views

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First Peoples Law Report February 15-21, 2023 – First Peoples Law

Aboriginal title and child welfare featured in east coast news Mi’kmaq First Nations expand Aboriginal title claim to include almost all of N.B. | CBC News ‘We can no longer sit back’: Mi’gmaq First Nations look to claim more of New Brunswick | CTV News Innu inquiry runs through timeline of history, impacts of colonialism | […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202361 Views

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First Peoples Law Report February 8-14, 2023 – First Peoples Law

Health care and language rights returned to national news First Nations leaders pan Trudeau letter ducking request for seat at health-care talks | CBC News Educators say more support needed to keep Indigenous languages alive | CBC News Protected areas and Aboriginal title were back in BC headlines 15 First Nations, Crown Governments Endorse Plan […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 202355 Views

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First Peoples Law Report February 1-7, 2023 – First Peoples Law

Governance was front and centre in NWT news Dehcho negotiations resume in Hay River after eight-year stall | Cabin Radio Ontario news included Treaty rights and consent Ontario says ‘colonization’ costs mean it does not owe First Nations billions | The Guardian Dollar value of resources to be debated as final stage of treaty annuities trial […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202356 Views

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The Alberta “Sovereignty” Act and Indigenous Jurisdiction – First Peoples Law

February 2, 2023 In the final month of 2022, the Alberta government passed the so-called “Sovereignty” Act purporting to limit federal power and expand provincial jurisdiction within Alberta. First Nations have already raised serious concerns that the Act will erode their treaty rights by concentrating legislative authority in the hands of the provincial government. The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202363 Views

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First Peoples Law Report January 25-31, 2023 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes Treaty rights, class actions, child welfare, consultation, Aboriginal title and more. IN THE NEWS East coast news included Aboriginal title and governance Quebec Innu community seeks $2.2B from Hydro-Québec for Churchill Falls destruction | CBC News Province, Mi’kmaq to share governance of Kluskap Wilderness Area in Cape Breton | CBC News […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202366 Views

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First Peoples Law Report January 18-24, 2023 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes class actions, Treaty rights, jurisdiction, new court cases and more. Treaty rights were front and centre in BC Blueberry First Nation signs $300M agreement with B.C. | APTN News Consensus agreements a ‘new beginning’ for co-operation between province, First Nations: Chief | CBC News Tsilhqot’in National Government calls for halt on mining […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202367 Views

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Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation, Peter Grant Law, and Diane Soroka Avocate Inc. – First Nations sign historic settlement agreement with Canada to address collective harms caused by Indian Residential Schools

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, shíshálh Nation and the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) are pleased to announce that they have reached a historic $2.8 billion settlement with Canada that recognizes the collective harms suffered by Indigenous communities caused by Indian Residential Schools. Gottfriedson v. His Majesty the King in Right […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202351 Views

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Hot off the Press! Indigenous Peoples and the Law in Canada 2023 – First Peoples Law

January 19, 2023 We are excited to announce the release of First Peoples Law’s 2023 edition of Indigenous Peoples and the Law in Canada: Cases and Commentary, now available here (previously, Annotated Aboriginal Law). The book provides Indigenous Peoples and the legal community with a comprehensive overview of cases, legislation and other important developments in the field of Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202359 Views

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BC Civil Liberties Association Announces New Executive Director

January 17, 2023 Vancouver, BC (Unceded Coast Salish Territories) – The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) announced today the appointment of its new Executive Director, Joanne Macri. Joanne has dedicated her career to defending and protecting the human rights and civil liberties of those who are enmeshed within the immigration, criminal justice, or civil court […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202379 Views

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