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Deportation of Herman Oyagak Deferred

December 2, 2021 We are pleased to announce that late yesterday afternoon, Herman’s immediate removal from Canada was cancelled. As Herman will not be deported at this time, OKT has not filed a constitutional challenge in Federal Court. We want to thank in particular the community of Aklavik who rallied around Herman, the Inuvialuit Regional […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2021136 Views

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Deportation of Herman Oyagak

November 26, 2021 Herman Oyagak, an Inuk who has been living in Aklavik, Northwest Territories for 3 years, is being deported. This deportation is an unjustified violation of Inuit inherent rights recognized under the United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) and section 35 of the Constitution Act of Canada. Herman is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2021156 Views

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OKT proud to work alongside Inuvialuit on their landmark child and family services law – OKT

November 26, 2021 “For the first time in modern history, the Inuvialuit have passed a law for the Inuvialuit.” (NNSL Media, Nov. 24, 2021) It’s not a coincidence that this landmark step was taken by developing a law about Inuvialuit children, youth and families. We heard clearly from Inuvialuit leadership, staff, and community members about […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 202179 Views

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Inuvialuit Family Way of Living Law (Inuvialuit Qitunrariit Inuuniarnikkun Maligaksat) passes after community consultation

November 24th, 2021 Over the last year, we’ve been visiting communities to talk about how Inuvialuit want to care for their families and culture. Today, as a result of that consultation, the IRC Board passed the first Inuvialuit Law, which will make sure that Inuvialuit children and youth in care, as well as their families, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 202189 Views

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Yellowknives Dene get $450,000 to advance reintroduction of Dene laws – NNSL Media

The federal government has committed $474,000 over four years towards the Yellowknives Dene First Nation’s Rebuilding Project, which is intended to re-establish a Dene system of law. The money will help with items such as consulting Dene knowledge-holders to provide insight on traditional laws and legal traditions, developing a framework to shift to the traditional […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 2021117 Views

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Revitalization of Indigenous laws in Yellowknife a priority for the Government of Canada

From: Department of Justice Canada August 9, 2021 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Department of Justice Canada The Government of Canada is committed to walking the shared path of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and remains focused on renewing this relationship. This includes protecting Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination, supporting the revitalization of Indigenous legal systems […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 2021198 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Lametti to make a funding announcement regarding the revitalization of Indigenous laws

From: Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Arif Varani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, and Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, will make a funding announcement related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 50. They […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2021113 Views

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NWT First Nations to develop traditional knowledge legal systems – Cabin Radio

May 20, 2021 The Yellowknives Dene and Behdzi Adha First Nations have received funding through the federal Justice Partnership and Innovation Program to build in-house legal systems. The federal Department of Justice on Monday announced $9.5 million in total funding spread over 21 projects across Canada. The department didn’t provide funding information for specific projects. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 2021135 Views

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N.W.T. elder Paul Andrew appointed to law society – CBC

May 17, 2021 ‘Important that Indigenous people see lawyers as just people like the rest of us’ Paul Andrew, an elder, former broadcaster and the former chief of Tulita, has been appointed as the new lay member of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories. Andrew said he’s always been interested in the law — in fact, 20 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 2021132 Views

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Trudeau could look to Yukon for leadership on missing, murdered Indigenous | Naomi Sayers – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 16, 2020 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit+ people launched in 2016 with its final report coming out in 2019. I remember that day clearly. The report had been leaked to the media. The media called me a few days before my last day at work in-house as […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2020172 Views

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