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Statement from National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Second Reading of Bill 262, An Act to Harmonize Canada’s laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Statement from National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Second Reading of Bill 262, An Act to Harmonize Canada’s laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples February 8, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released the following statement following the second reading of Bill 262 – […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201825 Views

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Interim board of directors for National Council for Reconciliation named – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 18, 2017 In an effort to advance Canada’s commitment to implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (CTA), the federal government appointed six members to the interim board of directors for the National Council for Reconciliation. Of the six, four hold law degrees. Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, a former commissioner on the Truth and Reconciliation […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201718 Views

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Council of Yukon First Nations hosts training for Gladue report writing – Yukon News

CYFN hopes the training will be ongoing help build a reserve of Gladue writers in the Yukon Organizers of a workshop in Whitehorse that trained participants on writing Gladue reports, which help shape sentencing decisions for Indigenous offenders, are hoping it’s the first step in building a much-needed reserve of Gladue writers in the Yukon. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 201735 Views

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Commentary: SCC decision on Peel watershed in Yukon another win for First Nations – The Northern Miner

First Nations have just won an important lawsuit at the Supreme Court of Canada on account that the Yukon government had tried to do an end-run on their land claim settlements. Readers who have followed my tracking of the native legal winning streak in Canada will be familiar with my preferred wording of “Land Rights” […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201740 Views

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New Detachment Commander for Watson Lake RCMP

October 6, 2017 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Yukon is pleased to announce the selection of a new Detachment Commander for Watson Lake Detachment. Following a selection process that included input from local partners, Sergeant Kent Langley was chosen as the Detachment Commander for Watson Lake RCMP. Sergeant Langley is originally from Mississauga, Ontario, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201752 Views

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New Roads to Riches – Lexpert

In a depressed market for commodities, mining companies will have to rely on government funding, P3s and the ambition of local communities to get their projects off the ground. THE CANADIAN MINING INDUSTRY’S success depends on its capacity to move its output to markets efficiently, at competitive prices and via modern infrastructure such as railways, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 201737 Views

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A pathway for climate change litigation in Canada – CBA National Magazine

September 11, 2017 Earlier this summer the Supreme Court of Canada handed down two rulings clarifying how regulatory bodies, such as the National Energy Board, can fulfill the Crown’s duty to consult. The Clyde River and Chippewas of the Thames First Nation rulings are noteworthy in that the top court has recognized that evaluating cumulative […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201734 Views

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Yellowknife RCMP request assistance to locate missing female youth – Alexis Christian

Yellowknife RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Alexis Christian. Early Friday around 3:00 am, RCMP received a call stating that Christian had left home on foot Wednesday night around 9:30 and had not returned. Christian is described as an Aboriginal female with brown hair, brown eyes and possibly wearing a blue & […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201743 Views

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No Inuit on Nunavut law program selection committee – CBC

Unsuccessful candidates say Inuit need to be on committee and in the classroom Sep 05, 2017 Concerns are being raised about the admissions process for the new law degree program at Nunavut Arctic College, which is set to start classes next week. CBC News has learned there were no Inuit on the student selection committee, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201735 Views

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Legal news roundup – Aug. 25, 2017 – Canadian Lawyer

Canada Senate turns to Federal Court in racial discrimination dispute, Canadian Press Missing, murdered Indigenous women hearings moving ahead despite call for reboot, Canadian Press Father of baby boy who died in suspicious Edmonton house fire offers reward, Canadian Press United States U.S. state election officials still in the dark on Russian hacking, Reuters California […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 201744 Views

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