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B.C. Fails to Meet Indigenous Consent Standard for Mining — 8 Recent Cases

Vancouver/Ottawa – December 6th, 2021. In a new backgrounder report, MiningWatch Canada and the BC Mining Law Reform network conclude that British Columbia fails to meet the Indigenous consent standard for mining, even two years after the passing of the province’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA). The report comes on the heels of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 202180 Views

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First Peoples Law Report Nov 29 – Dec 5, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Aboriginal title was front and centre on the east coast Industrial corporations named in new Wolastoqey title claim | Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick Aboriginal title claim | CBC Listen Wolastoqey Nation files claim against New Brunswick corporations | APTN News Consultation returned to Ontario news Neskantaga First Nation taking Ontario to court over ‘inadequate’ consultation […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 202181 Views

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BC Government: Thirty lawyers appointed as Queen’s counsel

Dec. 2, 2021 VICTORIA – Thirty British Columbians are being honoured with the Queen’s counsel designation for their contributions to B.C.’s provincial justice system through their work as lawyers. “Lawyers play an important role in guiding clients through the justice system. Congratulations to each of these extraordinary lawyers and thank you for all you do […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 202191 Views

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First Peoples Law Report Nov 22-28, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Land defenders faced another police raid in Wet’suwet’en territory RCMP arrest journalists, matriarchs, land defenders on Wet’suwet’en territory | The Narwhal B.C. Civil Liberties Assoc. demands RCMP leave Wet’suwet’en territory | APTN News BC RCMP Says It Deployed Snipers and Assault Teams Against Unarmed Indigenous Land Defenders Because It Was ‘More Practicable’ | Press Progress Court injunction in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 202190 Views

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B.C. Civil Liberties Association demands RCMP ‘stand down’ and leave Wet’suwet’en territory – APTN News

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) says it’s “appalled” by the increasing militarization of RCMP forces on the ground in Wet’suwet’en territory and is demanding the police “stand down & vacate” the area. “This is not a rescue mission. This is a siege. The Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have repeatedly asserted that Coastal GasLink and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 202176 Views

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Campbell River Indigenous lawyer part of historic Law Society of B.C. election – Campbell River Mirror

Nov. 24, 2021 A Campbell River lawyer has helped make the Law Society of BC (LSBC) annual election of benchers an historic one for Indigenous representation within this part of British Columbia’s justice system. Benchers govern the society and for the 137-year history of the Law Society, only two Indigenous lawyers have ever been elected […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 202183 Views

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The Over-Representation of Indigenous People in Prison – The Honourable Harry S. LaForme – First Peoples Law

November 24, 2021 Put em in Jail! There are many reasons why Indigenous people today are dramatically over-represented in Canada’s prisons. Much of this has been documented by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1999 in the seminal case of R. v. Gladue. The bottom line is that Indigenous people suffer intergenerational trauma from the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 202182 Views

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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, 202179 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, 202191 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, 202182 Views

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