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Territories We Visited in 2021 – CMG News

Dec 22, 2021 Being with our clients in their communities and territories is one of the biggest highlights of our work. 2021 gave us the chance to (safely) return to several Nations we serve. We want to share with you some of the amazing places our team visited this year, and extend a big thank […]

by ahnationtalk on December 22, 2021112 Views

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First Peoples Law Report Dec 13-19, 2021 – First Peoples Law

West coast news included UNDRIP, land defence and logging Two years after B.C. passed its own UNDRIP act, has anything changed? | The Narwhal Re: Unlawful attacks on Indigenous land rights defenders in Wet’suwet’en Territory | Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada B.C. hears from 161 First Nations on plans for old-growth logging deferrals | The Globe and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 202190 Views

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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, 202192 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, 202195 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, 2021105 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, 2021104 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, 202189 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, 2021100 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, 2021102 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, 202192 Views

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