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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, 2021243 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, 2021312 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, 2021212 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, 2021222 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, 2021209 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, 2020254 Views

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Yellowknife RCMP seize alcohol destined to a prohibited community

October 13, 2020 Yellowknife RCMP members seized a significant amount of bottles of alcohol that were destined to a prohibited community. On Sunday, October 11th, at approximately 2:45 am, while responding to an unrelated call for service in a hotel on 49th Avenue, Yellowknife RCMP discovered a large quantity of bottles of alcohol. RCMP members seized 42 x 375 ml bottles of liquor […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2020306 Views

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Feds name new chief justice of Supreme Court of Yukon – The Lawyer’s Daily

The Prime Minister’s Office on Oct. 1 announced the appointment of Suzanne Duncan, a judge of the Supreme Court of Yukon, as the new chief justice of the Supreme Court of Yukon. Chief Justice Duncan replaces Ronald S. Veale, who retired on July 25, 2020, after 20 years of service as a judge. Chief Justice […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 2020242 Views

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Yukon Court Upholds Indigenous Election Law – Mondaq News Alerts

Section 25 is an infrequently cited provision of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) that protects certain Aboriginal interests from Charter scrutiny. In Dickson v. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation (Dickson), the Yukon Territory Supreme Court recently applied section 25 as a shield to protect an Indigenous electoral requirement from being struck down for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2020321 Views

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R. v. Sharma: law prohibiting conditional sentence for Indigenous woman a Charter breach – Law Times

28 Jul 2020 In a case involving an Indigenous woman convicted of drug trafficking, the Ontario Court of Appeal has struck down two criminal code provisions which denied her a conditional sentence. In R. v. Sharma, Cheyenne Sharma was convicted after pleading guilty to importing a large quantity of cocaine from South America. On appeal, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2020316 Views

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