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Tlicho is his first language, but court records show Indigenous man went on trial without an interpreter – CBC

Behchoko, N.W.T., man says he didn’t understand legal proceedings, signed court documents he couldn’t read Feb 26, 2018 A legally blind man from Behchoko, N.W.T., is facing sexual assault charges, but when he went to court the proceedings were in English — a language he says he does not fully understand — and he had […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 201832 Views

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Kivalliq Hall doesn’t qualify as a residential school, Canada argues in Nunavut appeal court – CBC

Canada says territorial government was responsible for the school, not Canada Feb 14, 2018 The federal government is appealing a 2016 decision by a Nunavut judge that classifies Kivalliq Hall, a residence for students in Rankin Inlet, as a residential school under the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Per that decision, students who were […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201845 Views

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Statement from Minister Frost about the meeting on Indigenous children in care – Government of YT

January 26, 2018 Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost, and her counterparts from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, participated in a national meeting called by federal Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott. The meeting, which took place over two days beginning on January 24, also included the participation of Yukon Chiefs, First Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 201837 Views

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CBC Investigates: Nunavut court management slams ‘biased and one-sided’ toxic workplace report – CBC

Response takes issue with report’s vagueness in not backing up ‘serious allegations’ with hard facts Management within Nunavut’s court services division says the findings of a toxic workplace investigation may have been a result of “systemic investigator bias.” In a formal response to the investigation — which found Nunavut’s court services unit is a toxic […]

by pmnationtalk on January 12, 201857 Views

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First Nation’s legal action ‘a last resort’ – Whitehorse Star

The Teslin Tlingit Council (TTC) has filed a petition with the Yukon Supreme Court against the Government of Canada. It’s seeking to negotiate a renewed Financial Transfer Agreement (FTA) that provides adequate funding for the self-governing First Nation as required in its Final and Self-Government Agreements. Rather than accepting the federal government’s request to extend […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 201776 Views

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N.W.T. Indigenous leaders say Peel decision shows Canada must honour treaties – CBC

Dene national chief calls on prime minister to make statement at Assembly of First Nations meeting Dec 04, 2017 When she heard the news, Gwich’in Tribal Council president Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan was still at home with her family, getting ready for the day. “Our family just cheered and were happy because it just means so […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201771 Views

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High court sides with First Nations, environmental groups in Yukon dispute – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 1, 2017  By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ In a victory for First Nations and environmental groups, the Supreme Court of Canada says the Yukon government was not entitled to rewrite a land-use plan for a huge swath of wilderness in the territory. The unanimous high court ruling Friday is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201758 Views

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High court sides with First Nations, environmental groups in Yukon dispute – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 1, 2017  By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ In a victory for First Nations and environmental groups, the Supreme Court of Canada says the Yukon government was not entitled to rewrite a land-use plan for a huge swath of wilderness in the territory. The unanimous high court ruling Friday is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201768 Views

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Robinson-Huron Treaty First Nations court action against Canada and Ontario to commence today in Thunder Bay

Robinson-Huron Treaty First Nations court action against Canada and Ontario to commence today in Thunder Bay THUNDER BAY, ON, Sept. 25, 2017   – Today in Thunder Bay the lawsuit filed by the Robinson-Huron Treaty First Nations against Canada and Ontario will commence at the Thunder Bay Court House. In September 2014 the Robinson-Huron Treaty […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201787 Views

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What comes next for Clyde River after Supreme Court victory? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2017  By Tad Lemieux, PhD researcher in sovereignty and rhetoric, Carleton University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Tad Lemieux, PhD researcher in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201772 Views

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