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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, 20176 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, 20175 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, 20178 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, 201711 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, 201719 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, 201738 Views

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Nunavut judge recognizes Kivalliq Hall as a residential school – NunatsiaqOnline

December 19, 2016 Former students of the Rankin Inlet hall will now be able to file for compensation A boarding home in Rankin Inlet is joining the list of residential schools included under the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, following a landmark decision from Nunavut’s Court of Justice. In the first case of its kind […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201632 Views

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Qikiqtani Inuit Association supports Clyde River at seismic testing appeal

(November 30, 2016 – Iqaluit, Nu) – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association president P.J. Akeeagok, representing Inuit in the Qikiqtani region (Baffin region), is in Ottawa today at the Supreme Court of Canada hearing to support a Nunavut community’s fight against seismic testing. For the past two years, Clyde River, the Hunters and Trappers Organization and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201636 Views

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Supreme Court to hear historic Indigenous rights case tomorrow

November 29, 2016 (Ottawa) – Canada’s highest court will hear a defining case on Indigenous rights tomorrow when the Inuit community of Clyde River argues against the controversial approval of a five-year seismic testing project off the coast of their Baffin Island home. Jerry Natanine, former mayor of Clyde River, said “I’m grateful for this opportunity […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201643 Views

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IRC intervenes in the Clyde River Supreme Court of Canada appeal

INUVIK, NT, Nov. 30, 2016  – The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) is delivering oral arguments today before the Supreme Court of Canada in the appeal of Hamlet of Clyde River et al v PGS et al. The IRC represents the Inuvialuit under the Inuvialuit Final Agreement. The case involves a decision by the National Energy Board […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201628 Views

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