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Judge bows out of case after clash over Indigenous heritage – Cabin Radio

March 22, 2022 The fate of a man who trafficked drugs in Inuvik – caught with nearly $32,000 and 44 grams of cocaine in his backpack – was finally determined after contentious legal arguments regarding his heritage. NWT Territorial Court Chief Judge Robert Gorin took over Peter Antimo Battisti’s case after the original judge’s hearings […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2022154 Views

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Behchokǫ̀ man at heart of dispute over NWT Indigenous sentencing – Cabin Radio

March 17, 2022 The future of justice for Indigenous offenders in the NWT could be shaped by the outcome of a legal fight apparently brewing between a judge and the territory. f the NWT government refuses to obey a court order to prepare a formal Gladue report for a Behchokǫ̀ man awaiting sentencing, the territory […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 2022118 Views

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YT Government: Act to Amend the Child and Family Services Act tabled

Today, Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee tabled Bill No. 11 in the Yukon Legislative Assembly. The Act to Amend the Child and Family Services Act (2022) would improve outcomes for children, youth and families who are involved with the child welfare system. The proposed amendments are the culmination of significant work by the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202263 Views

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Eagle feathers unveiled for use in Yukon courtrooms

A ceremony took place yesterday to mark the unveiling of a set of eagle feathers to be used in Yukon courtrooms as part of a series of initiatives aimed at making the law courts more culturally-inclusive for Yukon First Nations and Indigenous Peoples. The initiative is the result of a joint effort between the Council […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202263 Views

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Joint News Release – Council of Yukon First Nations, Government of Yukon, and Government of Canada

From: Indigenous Services Canada February 17, 2022 — Kwanlin (Whitehorse), Yukon — Indigenous Services Canada Indigenous Services Canada, the Government of Yukon, Yukon First Nations and the Council of Yukon First Nations are pleased to announce the launch of the Cultural Connections Project for Yukon First Nations and Indigenous children in out-of-home care. This project will […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202267 Views

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GNWT: Progress Update on the Child and Family Services System Quality Improvement Plan

December 15, 2021 Minister of Health and Social Services Julie Green released an update on the Quality Improvement Plan Progress for Child and Family Services (CFS) today. This update is part of the Department of Health and Social Services’ commitment to transparency related to the actions the GNWT is taking to better meet the needs […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202183 Views

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98 per cent of child and youth receiving care in N.W.T. are Indigenous, report says – CBC

Nov 25, 2021 Child and Family Services says its committed to reducing number of Indigenous children in care Despite efforts since 2019 to reduce the number of Indigenous children and youth in care, the annual report of the Director of Child and Family Services (CFS) tabled in the N.W.T. ‘s Legislative Assembly Wednesday indicates almost all children […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 202186 Views

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GNWT: 2020-2021 Annual Report of the Director of Child and Family Services Released

November 24, 2021 The Minister of Health and Social Services, Julie Green, tabled the 2020-2021 Annual Report of the Director of Child and Family Services today in the Legislative Assembly. The Annual Report provides a summary of data on the delivery of services under the NWT’s Child and Family Services Act, Adoption Act, Custom Adoption […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 202184 Views

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First Nations woman in the Yukon taking residency requirement challenge to Supreme Court of Canada – APTN News

Nov 16, 2021 Vuntut Gwitchin citizen Cindy Dickson is turning to the Supreme Court of Canada in hopes it will hear her case regarding her First Nation’s residency requirement. Dickson’s legal team has filed a leave to appeal – a legal procedure filed with the court. It’s the most recent filing in her petition to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 202178 Views

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NTI court claim demands 5-year plan to deliver Inuit language education – Nunatsiaq News

NTI takes Government of Nunavut to court over alleged failure to provide Inuktitut instruction Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the Government of Nunavut, claiming the government has failed its legal obligations to ensure Inuktitut language education throughout the territory’s public school system. “This claim is all about discrimination based on race and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2021108 Views

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