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First Peoples Law Feb 14-20, 2022 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes harvesting rights, language rights, Treaty rights, trespass laws, trapping and more. IN THE NEWS BC headlines included harvesting rights and marine response Heiltsuk Nation Reacts to Unilateral Decision by DFO to Close Herring Spawn on Kelp (SOK) Fishery | Heiltsuk Nation B.C. First Nations partner with coast guard to launch 2 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202263 Views

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First Peoples Law Law Report Feb 7-13, 2022 – First Peoples Law

Harvesting rights and racism returned to east coast headlines Mi’kmaw chief says restorative justice a ‘cop-out’ after lobster pound ransacked | CBC News Declines in moose population a concern for Quebec Cree | CBC News Gaming laws and Indigenous rights were front and centre in Ontario First Nation criticizes Ontario government over upcoming launch of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 202260 Views

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First Peoples Law Report Jan 31 – Feb 6, 2022 – First Peoples Law

Mining, consent and Aboriginal rights were back in BC news B.C. First Nations issue call for more authority, consent in mining activity | The Narwhal New report recommends that BC First Nations gain control of mining in Indigenous territory | The Star B.C. First Nations plan to appeal Nechako River ruling to restore natural flows | […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202262 Views

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First Peoples Law Report Jan 24-30, 2022 – First Peoples Law

Harvesting rights were front and centre on the east coast Traditional hunting grounds threatened by mine says Mi’kmaw chief | APTN News Mi’kmaw community hopes to stop modern-day gold rush on their traditional hunting lands | APTN News Caribou were in the spotlight in Quebec Cree and Innu leaders sign off on caribou hunt to protect […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202265 Views

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Whose Rule of Law? Case Comment on CN Rail v. Doe – First Peoples Law

January 26, 2022 In 2020, the conflict over the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern BC ignited a series of country-wide solidarity actions in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders who sought to protect their territory from unwanted development. Two years later, the fallout from those actions continues to play out in the courts, including in the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 202269 Views

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First Peoples Law Report Jan 17-23, 2022 – First Peoples Law

Jan 17-23, 2022 Land rights, place names and parks topped east coast news Millbrook First Nation to Atlantic Gold and government regulators: “We oppose the Beaver Dam mine project” | Halifax Examiner Land transfer a ‘step in the right direction,’ chief says | CBC News N.B.’s ongoing battle with Wolastoqey Nation is not reconciliation in action | Policy […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202258 Views

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First Peoples Law Report Jan 10-16, 2022 – First Peoples Law

This week’s edition includes fishing rights, language rights, human rights, injunctions, education jurisdiction and more. Fishing rights and education jurisdiction topped BC headlines Tsilhqot’in Nation Outraged by Alaskan Commercial Fishery Threatening B.C. Bound Salmon | Tsilhqot’in National Government Several First Nations in B.C. set to take full control over education on their lands | CBC […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2022106 Views

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BCCLA Wins Lawsuit Against the RCMP Commissioner

January 11, 2022 Vancouver (Unceded Coast Salish Territories) – Today, the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) won a landmark court case about police accountability. The BCCLA brought this lawsuit to address the RCMP Commissioner’s extreme delays in responding to public complaints. In 2014, the BCCLA filed a complaint against the RCMP for spying on Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 202288 Views

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First Peoples Law Report Jan 3-9, 2022 – First Peoples Law

Human rights, child welfare and compensation returned to national headlines The 15 year fight to treat Indigenous children as equals | Front Burner | CBC Podcasts | CBC Listen Canada’s New $40-Billion Child Welfare Agreements Explained | The Tyee Residential school day scholars can now apply for compensation under settlement | CBC News Forestry, UNDRIP […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202281 Views

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Indigenous Rights Year in Review – Bruce McIvor

2021 was another major year for Indigenous rights across the country. Check out our “Year in Review” countdown below to learn more. 5. Cross-border rights Cross-border rights were front and centre in the Supreme Court’s Desautel decision. It was an honour to represent the Indigenous Bar Association on their intervention in the Desautel appeal. Check out our […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 202270 Views

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