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Gowling WLG represents Government of Nunavut in historic Devolution Agreement – Gowling WLG

31 January 2024 The Nunavut Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement, the largest land transfer in Canada’s history, was signed on January 18, 2024. The agreement grants Nunavut and its residents the authority to make decisions regarding public lands, freshwater, and non-renewable resources within the territory and, in turn, paves the way for the creation of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202439 Views

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Iqaluit lawyer appeals contempt of court ruling, calls it ‘miscarriage of justice’ – Nunatsiaq News

May 3, 2023 Although she was acquitted, Crown lawyer Emma Baasch argues judgment has put her in ‘legal jeopardy’ before Nunavut Law Society An Iqaluit Crown lawyer acquitted of contempt of court earlier this year has filed an appeal, asking for the judgment to be voided and calling the case a miscarriage of justice. Emma […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202362 Views

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Indigenous course to be mandatory for Yukon lawyers – CBC

Mar 01, 2023 ‘Cultural competency training is part of being a competent lawyer in the Yukon,’ says law society president Lawyers practicing in Yukon will soon be required to learn about Indigenous history, culture and laws. The Law Society of Yukon, the regulatory body for the territory’s lawyers, says it will develop Indigenous cultural competency […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202378 Views

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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, 202293 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, 202277 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, 2022111 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, 2021243 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, 2021273 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, 2021194 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, 2021207 Views

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