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

This week’s edition includes UNDRIP, Treaties, consultation, self-determination, fish farms, grizzly bears and more. IN THE NEWS BC headlines included man camps, fish farms and grizzly bears Northern First Nations Look for Answers as Work Camps Bring the Virus | The Tyee Privacy commissioner rejects First Nations’ COVID-19 data release complaint | Business in Vancouver Area […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 202035 Views

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A Cold Rain Falls: Canada’s Proposed UNDRIP Legislation – First Peoples Law

After years of false starts the federal government has taken a tentative step towards implementing the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by introducing Bill C-15. Is this really a game changer for Indigenous Peoples in Canada? I have my doubts, as do others. There are two reasons for scepticism. First, Bill […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 202044 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Dec 7-13, 2020 – First Peoples Law

Fish farms, Indigenous courts and child welfare topped BC headlines Ottawa under pressure from First Nations as fish farm consultations draw to a close | National Observer Vancouver Island First Nation chief tells mayors to butt out of Discovery Island fish farm consultations | The Star Virtual opening of Williams Lake Indigenous Court – YouTube […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 202042 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Nov 30 – Dec 6, 2020 – First Peoples Law

The federal government tabled its UNDRIP bill Canada moves to harmonize its Indigenous rights with those declared by the UN | Global News Indigenous rights advocates ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Liberal UNDRIP legislation | CBC News Canada’s UNDRIP Bill Holds Promise, but It’s All in the Doing | The Tyee UNDRIP tabled by feds ‘significant step […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 202045 Views

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Wrongful Dismissal – Civil procedure – Jurisdiction – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 01, 2020 Appeal by the plaintiff, Goldman, from an order striking her wrongful dismissal claim against the defendant, the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. The plaintiff worked for the defendant as a child protection social worker between 2006 and 2017 pursuant to a written employment agreement. She was terminated without notice. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 202037 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report Nov 23-29, 2020 – First Peoples Law

UNDRIP, Aboriginal title and steelhead were front and centre in BC FNLC Marks the One Year Anniversary of the Passage of Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and Calls for Substantive Action – UBCIC B.C. argues Nuchatlaht ‘abandoned’ land, despite UNDRIP vows | The Narwhal Gold River, B.C., steelhead decimated by logging, climate […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 202034 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report: Nov 16-22, 2020 – First Peoples Law

COVID-19 continues to top headlines across the country Manitoba First Nation battles ‘outbreak within an outbreak’ as all 28 residents infected at care home | CBC News Workforce rotation to resume at Keeyask Dam amid COVID-19 outbreak | CBC News Federal minister concerned about COVID-19 in Sask. First Nations | The Star Phoenix Help coming […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202039 Views

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Decolonizing Justice: Case Comment on R. v. Turtle – First Peoples Law

In the face of oppression, racism and physical violence, Indigenous peoples across the country are demanding protection of their ancestral lands and recognition of their Aboriginal and Treaty rights. As part of these efforts, the role of the criminal justice system in upholding the status quo and undermining Indigenous interests is also being challenged. In […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 202052 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report, Nov 9-15, 2020 – First Peoples Law

Colonial surveillance of Indigenous land defenders was front and centre RCMP Commissioner Sued by Civil Liberties Group for Preventing Release of Watchdog Report into Police Spying – BC Civil Liberties Association Civil liberties group takes RCMP to court over delayed response to alleged spying complaint | CBC News RCMP surveillance, searches breached anti-fracking protesters’ rights, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 202041 Views

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BC Appeal Court provides clarity on what unions can advise members after certification: lawyer – The Lawyer’s Daily

November 06, 2020 The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled a woman was caught by a gap in the law when she filed a wrongful dismissal complaint after a union had been certified at her employer, but before a collective agreement had been negotiated. Ophira Goldman was dismissed from her position as a child protection […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 202041 Views

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