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Meet the Recipient of our 2022 Indigenous Law Student Scholarship!

September 29, 2022 As part of our commitment to supporting the development of Indigenous lawyers, First Peoples Law is pleased to announce the 2022 recipient of our $10,000 Indigenous Law Student Scholarship, awarded to an Indigenous law student with a demonstrated commitment to serving and advancing the interests of Indigenous Peoples. Everyone at First Peoples […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 202242 Views

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First Peoples Law Report September 19 – September 26, 2022 – First Peoples Law

September 19 – September 26, 2022 This week’s edition includes policing, moose hunting, consultation, governance and more. September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We have provided a list of resources for anyone who wants to learn more about the truth of Residential Schools shared by Survivors across the country. Wolastoqey Nation’s […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 202233 Views

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Supporting Partnership in Resource Development: Impact and Benefit Agreements

Impact and benefit agreements (IBAs) have emerged as the primary mechanism for Indigenous participation in resource development projects. So, what are IBAs exactly? What do they achieve for industry, and what benefits do they typically provide Indigenous peoples? In what circumstances do they arise? What are the critical considerations in their negotiation? And what are […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2022119 Views

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First Peoples Law Report September 7 – September 12, 2022 – First Peoples Law

We are saddened by the tragic events that unfolded in James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Sask. Our condolences to all those affected by this loss. This week’s edition includes cumulative effects, consultation, court cases and more. IN THE NEWS Policing returned to headlines in light of tragic events in Saskatchewan After tragic stabbings in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 202240 Views

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JFK Law files Treaty claim on behalf of Duncan’s First Nation to address the cumulative effects of development – JFK Law

September 7th, 2022 On July 18, 2022, Duncan’s First Nation – a Treaty 8 First Nation located in what is now northwestern Alberta – filed a Statement of Claim with the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. The lawsuit claims that the Province of Alberta has breached its obligations to Duncan’s First Nation under Treaty […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 202256 Views

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First Peoples Law Report August 30 – September 6, 2022 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes treaty rights, protected sites, back to school and more. IN THE NEWS Indigenous rights and protected sites topped BC news B.C. First Nations appeal ruling on Rio Tinto dam | The Narwhal Landmark agreement to protect 45 sacred sites across Stó:lō territory a first for B.C. | Chilliwack Progress New pilot […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 202241 Views

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Justice O’Bonsawin and the Supreme Court of Canada – First Peoples Law

August 31, 2022 Decolonization creates complicated challenges for Indigenous people. When they insist on fundamental change, they are often accused of being unrealistic. When they accept incremental change, small and initial success can become the ceiling and is often weaponized to silence the call for further action. The appointment of Justice O’Bonsawin could easily become […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2022166 Views

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First Peoples Law Report August 23-29, 2022 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes Treaty rights, consent, the doctrine of discovery and more. IN THE NEWS Treaty rights and land defence topped headlines on the east coast Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik sign declaration to protect Big Salmon River | CBC News Mi’kmaw fisherman seeks court approval to fight fishery charges on constitutional grounds | Ku’ku’kwes News […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 202251 Views

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First Peoples Law Report August 16-22, 2022 – First Peoples Law

August 16-22, 2022 This week’s edition includes land rights, language rights, a historic Supreme Court appointment and more. Michelle O’Bonsawin’s Supreme Court appointment a step in the right direction, but still only a step | National Observer Michelle O’Bonsawin of Odanak First Nation nominated to Supreme Court of Canada | CBC News New Supreme Court judge […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 202250 Views

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First Peoples Law Report August 9-15, 2022 – First Peoples Law

August 9-15, 2022 This week’s edition includes UNDRIP, Treaty rights, specific claims, cannabis, Indigenous jurisdiction and more. Treaty rights returned to east coast news Sipekne’katik open lobster fishery over DFO objections | APTN News Lennox Island treaty fishers join P.E.I.’s fall lobster fishery for 1st time | CBC News Read More: https://www.firstpeopleslaw.com/aboriginal-law-report/c652798fda5c52625d3eba063786d3bd

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 202249 Views

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