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N.W.T. gov’t joins court challenge of federal law central to Inuvialuit family legislation – CBC

Dec 08, 2022 IRC Chair Duane Smith says the challenge came as a complete reversal of co-operation until then The N.W.T. government has joined a Supreme Court of Canada legal challenge of federal legislation it once appeared to support. Bill C-92, or the Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, gives […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 202226 Views

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Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Celebrates the First Anniversary of the passing of the First Ever Inuvialuit Law – Inuvialuit Qitunrariit Inuuniarnikkun Maligaksat

On November 24, 2021, the IRC Board of Directors passed the Inuvialuit Qitunrariit Inuuniarnikkun Maligaksat  (“Inuvialuit Family Way of Living Law”).  IRC would like to recognize that today marks the one-year anniversary of this first ever Inuvialuit law, and further represents the growing strength, resilience and wellbeing of all Inuvialuit. This law was designed to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 202216 Views

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Practicing Law North of 60: The Path of a Northern Lawyer – OKT

I’ve lived and practiced law across Northern Canada for nearly a decade. When I started this journey, it was just me, quite literally. My arrival in the North began in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. I was based in the hamlet of Cambridge Bay, or Iqaluktuttiaq meaning “good fishing place” in the area’s traditional Inuit language, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 202243 Views

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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, 2021167 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, 2021190 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, 2021114 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, 2021124 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, 2021158 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, 2021233 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, 2021151 Views

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