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First Peoples Law Report Nov 15-21, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Land defence, evacuations and UNDRIP topped BC headlines Land defenders arrested on Wet’suwet’en territory as RCMP enforces Coastal GasLink injunction | The Narwhal Gidimt’en Yintah Access | Yintah Access Sumas First Nation chief reflects on ‘disaster’ B.C. flooding where lake used to be | Global News First Nations in BC Experiencing Compounded Emergencies; BC and Canada Must […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 202194 Views

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Law Society of BC: Bencher election results

November 16, 2021 Eight lawyers, including five Indigenous lawyers, have been elected to their first term on the governing board of Benchers. They will be joined by 17 Benchers who are returning following election or acclamation in their district, and five appointed Benchers, in forming a board that better reflects the diversity of the public […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 2021115 Views

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Unprecedented’: 5 Indigenous lawyers elected to B.C. Law Society leadership in major victory – CBC

Nov 17, 2021 Prior to current election only 2 Indigenous benchers have been elected in society’s 137 year history Five Indigenous lawyers have been elected to the leadership of the Law Society of B.C. in a result the victors are hoping will help to transform the province’s legal profession. West Vancouver lawyer Kelly Russ said […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 202197 Views

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First Peoples Law Report Nov 8-14, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Treaty rights were front and centre on the east coast Mi’kmaw grandmothers hold feast after defeating Alton Gas | APTN News Cutting begins in Digby forest where Mi’kmaw chiefs asked for logging pause | CBC News The Restoule Treaty annuities litigation returned to Ontario news Robinson-Huron Treaty annuity update long over due say First Nations | APTN […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 202191 Views

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Indigenous Lawyers Aim to Change the Legal System from the Top – The Tyee

Several candidates are vying for bencher position in the Law Society of BC. Katrina Harry clearly remembers the moment she found her calling in the legal field. She had been practicing for a couple of years in Aboriginal and general law when she was asked to take on a child protection matter for Legal Aid […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 202196 Views

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Norton Rose Fulbright gifts $100,000 to St. Paul’s Hospital for Indigenous wellness

Global business law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announced a gift of C$100,000 to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and Providence Health Care to support Indigenous wellness and reconciliation. The funding will be used for developing a welcoming, safe and culturally appropriate care experience for Indigenous patients at the hospital now and leading into the new […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 2021237 Views

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Indigenous lawyers make unprecedented bid for B.C. law society leadership – CBC

Nov 09, 2021 Powerful dissenting opinion in residential school-related discipline case backgrounds historic election Kelly Russ still recalls meeting Judge Alfred Scow, B.C.’s first Indigenous judge, in Prince Rupert when he was attending elementary school with Scow’s children. Scow, who died in 2013, was the first Indigenous person to graduate from law school in B.C. and the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 202184 Views

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First Peoples Law Report Nov 1-7, 2021 – First Peoples Law

It was Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario Anishinabek Nation kicks off Treaties Recognition Week with new online treaty education resources for everyone | Anishinabek News Treaty recognition week underway in Ontario | APTN News Also in Ontario, land defence and consultation were front and centre More than half of charges related to Land Back Lane occupation withdrawn […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2021102 Views

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B.C. First Nation brings constitutional challenge to province’s Gold Rush-era mineral tenure law – The Lawyer’s Daily

A British Columbia First Nation has filed a constitutional challenge of the province’s system of staking mineral claims, saying the legislation leads to Indigenous people being dispossessed of their title and rights. Under the Mineral Tenure Act, there is an automatic registration system where a person known as a “free miner” can acquire a mineral […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 202192 Views

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First Peoples Law Report Oct 25-31, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Oct 25-31, 2021 West coast news included land defence and UNDRIP Arrest of Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief ‘So Insulting’ | The Tyee Highway 6 bypass in Caledonia blocked in solidarity with B.C. pipeline protest | CBC News Gitxaała launches legal challenge to BC’s mineral claim regime | Gitxaala Nation The Gitxaala Nation Is Suing the Province Over […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 2021117 Views

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