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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, 2020182 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, 2020223 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, 2020181 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, 2020233 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, 2020243 Views

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Diminishing Indigenous Jurisdiction: Case Comment on Dickson v. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation – First People’s Law

July 2, 2020 The relationship between the recognition of the collective rights of Indigenous Peoples under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 and individual rights to freedom and equality pursuant to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms has been a longstanding source of tension and uncertainty for Indigenous communities and their members. The Supreme […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 2020313 Views

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Sovereignty Begins at Home: Inuit and the Northwest Passage – OKT

The fabled Northwest Passage, connecting the world’s two largest oceans along the northern coast of North America through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, is fast becoming a present-day reality. Non-Inuit have dreamed of using the Passage as a commercial shipping lane since long before Franklin’s lost expedition. But the presence of year-round ice left the Passage […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 2020392 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association Challenges Premier’s Understanding Of Law

INDIGENOUS BAR ASSOCIATION CHALLENGES PREMIER’S UNDERSTANDING OF LAW April 10, 2020 By Alexandria Winterburn, Member-at-large and Brooks Arcand-Paul, Vice President Premier Brian Pallister’s response to the proposed federal legislation on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UN Declaration”) implies Premier Pallister has a callow and concerning understanding of Aboriginal and Treaty […]

by pmnationtalk on April 14, 2020409 Views

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NU Government: Legalization of edible cannabis, extracts and topicals

The Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NULC) advises Nunavummiut that as of October 17, 2019, edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals will be legal. Due to Health Canada’s approval process, these new cannabis products will not be available for legal purchase in Canada until mid-December 2019 at the earliest. The NULC also reminds Nunavummiut […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 2019338 Views

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Indigenous people no longer have the legal right to say no to the Adani mine – here’s what it means for equality – The Conversation

Last week, the Queensland government extinguished native title over tracts of land in the Galilee Basin so the Adani coal mine could proceed. This gives Adani freehold title to the land, and means the Wangan and Jagalingou native title holders’ objections no longer have the same legal significance. But they do have moral significance, and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 2019384 Views

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