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Coroner’s inquests into two Nunavut deaths begin in July – Nunatsiaq Online

Inquests to be held for Baker Lake’s Paul Kayuryuk, Rankin Inlet’s Victor Kaludjak July 12, 2017 Special coroner’s inquests exploring the deaths of Nunavut men in Rankin Inlet and Baker Lake are set to begin this month, in back-to-back hearings starting July 24 and running into August. Nunavut’s Office of the Chief Coroner confirmed July […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201713 Views

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NWT Métis Nation seeks $120M in compensation for 80 years of lost hunting rights in nat’l park – CBC

‘People were forced to move away from their communities,’ says Métis Nation president May 03, 2017 The Northwest Territory Métis Nation is asking the federal government for $120 million in compensation and the inclusion of the history of how Métis hunters and trappers lost their traditional hunting rights soon after the Wood Buffalo National Park […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201740 Views

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Ross River Dena Council turns to court to force gov’t back to negotiating table – CBC

First Nation wants Yukon Supreme Court to intervene as self-government talks stalled 15 years Apr 07, 2017 The Ross River Dena Council is asking the Yukon Supreme Court to force the federal government back to the negotiating table. The First Nation and the federal government have been stalled for years in discussing a land claim. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 201722 Views

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N.W.T. government turns to courts to stop Nahanni Butte road construction – CBC

Gov’t says road has done serious damage, seeks injunction against ‘trespassing’ Mar 31, 2017 The N.W.T. government is taking Nahanni Butte to court in an attempt to halt unauthorized road work near the community. Since January, the band has been clearing an old logging road across the river from the community. It says they need […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201744 Views

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On World Water Day, AFN National Chief Stands with Yukon First Nations at Supreme Court

On World Water Day, AFN National Chief Stands with Yukon First Nations at Supreme Court March 22, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today spoke on the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada to mark World Water Day and to support the Yukon First Nations who are […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201741 Views

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Judge questions Nunavut custom adoptions after baby returned to mother – APTN

The Canadian Press IQALUIT, Nunavut – A Nunavut judge is pointing out problems with how the territory handles traditional Inuit adoptions after a mother lost custody of her daughter without her consent. In a ruling last week that reversed a custom adoption for the three-year-old girl, Justice Susan Cooper said an institution with roots in […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201739 Views

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Peel watershed dispute before Supreme Court of Canada this week – CBC

‘It’s been a long trail,’ said Roberta Joseph, chief of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation Mar 20, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case this week that will shape the future of a vast, pristine wilderness area in northern Yukon. The case will also mark the end of a five-year legal battle […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201741 Views

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Nunavut court grants legal aid to pedophile ex-priest Dejaeger – Nunatsiaq Online

March 16, 2017 Serial sex offender wants to appeal some of his criminal convictions A Nunavut judge has overturned a decision by Nunavut’s legal services office that denied legal aid funding to ex-priest Eric Dejeager, clearing the way for Dejaeger to appeal some of his sex crime convictions. Justice Neil Sharkey ordered that a lawyer […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201755 Views

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Greenpeace: Historic climate lawsuit against Arctic oil goes to court

(Toronto) — A district court in Norway has agreed to hear a historic climate case this November that has been filed against the Norwegian government by Nature and Youth and Greenpeace Nordic. This is the first court case to oppose new oil drilling on the basis of the Paris Agreement, and is a signal to […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201748 Views

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Time spent in pre-trial custody increasing in Nunavut: Statistics Canada – NunatsiaqOnline

January 13, 2017 StatsCan report shows NWT tops in time spent in remand Nunavummiut in remanded custody are spending more time awaiting trial than they were 10 years ago, bucking stable trends reported in the rest of Canada over the same period. That’s according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 201765 Views

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