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Aboriginal Law Report Feb 15-21, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Treaty rights and land use were back in the spotlight in Alberta Alberta’s agreements With Northern First Nations sets parameters for development in sensitive areas | The Star Consultation topped headlines in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec First Nations ‘alarmed’ at lack of consultation on Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project | paNOW Consultations with First Nations lacking […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202122 Views

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Reclaiming the Law Part 2: Indigenous Law Students in Conversation – First Peoples Law

February 17, 2021 Check out our new episode on First Peoples Lawcast, our podcast featuring conversations on the defence of Indigenous rights. As part of our commitment to supporting the development of Indigenous lawyers, First Peoples Law offers an annual $5,000 scholarship to an Indigenous law student with a demonstrated commitment to serving and advancing […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 202138 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Feb 8-14, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Land defence and harvesting rights remain front and centre in Nunavut Mine blockade sparks solidarity protests across Nunavut | CBC News Baffinland wins temporary injunction against Mary River protesters | APTN News Aliqa Illauq on Inuit Protests | Warrior Life Podcast Inuit groups remain wary of Mary River mine expansion | Nunatsiaq News Stranded Baffinland mine workers […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 202136 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Feb 1-7, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Sipekne’katik First Nation is defending their Treaty rights in court Sipekne’katik sues Nova Scotia, says fish buying regulations infringe on treaty rights – Ku’ku’kwes News Sipekne’katik takes Nova Scotia to court over moderate livelihood sales | The Chronicle Herald Mi’kmaw women appeal for state-appointed counsel against fishing charges | The Signal Caribou man charged after shots […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 202127 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Jan 25-31, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Mining was a hot topic across the country Participants at Nunavut mine hearing question whether process is serving Inuit | CBC News Yukoners, First Nations benefit little from mining royalties: panel | The Narwhal First Nations members add voice to public opposition of Alberta’s coal plan | CTV News Indigenous health and languages legislation were […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202127 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Jan 18-24, 2021 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes hunting rights, fishing rights, court cases, coal mining, consultation, salmon stocks, governance and more. Governance and mining were front and centre in the Yukon Liard First Nation preparing to enter self-governance negotiations with Yukon, federal governments – Yukon News Yukon’s mining laws: the bold recommendations for modernization | The Narwhal Joe […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 202137 Views

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Indigenous Law & Canadian Courts – First Peoples Law

The land in so-called Canada has always been subject to the laws and legal systems of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous law survived the arrival of Europeans and the impacts of colonization, as well as decades-long efforts on the part of Canadian governments to suppress, criminalize and deny its existence. In recent years there has been a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202141 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Jan 11-17, 2021 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes Treaty rights, Charter rights, birth alerts, megaprojects, water protectors, land defenders, genocide denial and more. Treaty rights were front and centre across the country Matawa chiefs demand province stop all activities affecting land, treaty rights during pandemic | CBC News Indigenous land defenders block dam project in Burleigh Falls over lack […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202136 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Jan 4-10, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Happy New Year. This week’s edition includes harvesting rights, water rights, child welfare, land defence, the rule of law, new reading lists and more. In case you missed it, check out our Indigenous Rights Year in Review covering Treaty rights, Aboriginal title, Supreme Court cases and more here COVID-19 vaccinations continue to top headlines across the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 202140 Views

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Indigenous Rights Year in Review – First Peoples Law

2020 was a major year for Indigenous rights in Canada amid a global pandemic. Check out our “Indigenous Rights Year in Review” below to learn more. COVID-19 Here is our COVID-19 series covering the defence of Indigenous rights in pandemic times. Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19: Protecting People, Protecting Rights by Kate Gunn Exercising Indigenous Jurisdiction Amidst the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202138 Views

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