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SCC rules residential school survivors’ testimony should be kept private – canadianlawyermag.com

October 6, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada has found that records of the sensitive testimony of residential school survivors from settlement hearings will be kept confidential. Last year, the federal government asked the Supreme Court of Canada to consider the issue after the Ontario Court of Appeal found the records should be destroyed after […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 20177 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Supreme Court Decision on the Rights of Former Residential Schools Students: ‘Their Testimony Must Be Respected’

October 6, 2017 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Supreme Court Decision on the Rights of Former Residential Schools Students: ‘Their Testimony Must Be Respected’ (Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s Supreme Court of Canada’s decision ensures the rights of former residential school students are respected as part of the continuing […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 201711 Views

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Robinson-Huron Treaty First Nations court action against Canada and Ontario to commence today in Thunder Bay

Robinson-Huron Treaty First Nations court action against Canada and Ontario to commence today in Thunder Bay THUNDER BAY, ON, Sept. 25, 2017   – Today in Thunder Bay the lawsuit filed by the Robinson-Huron Treaty First Nations against Canada and Ontario will commence at the Thunder Bay Court House. In September 2014 the Robinson-Huron Treaty […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201717 Views

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Northern Ontario First Nations take federal and Ontario governments to court over $4 annual treaty payments – CBC

Beneficiaries of the Robinson-Huron Treaty have not seen annuities go up since 1874 Sep 25, 2017 Twenty-one First Nations in northern Ontario are taking the federal and Ontario governments to court in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Monday to demand an increase to their annuities, which have not been raised in over 140 years. Since 1874, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 20175 Views

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Gas Plants Trial, Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 11, 2017  TORONTO – A trial of two former top political aides in the Ontario premier’s office is slated to begin in Toronto today. David Livingston and Laura Miller are charged with breach of trust, mischief and unlawful use of a computer. The politically sensitive case involves allegations of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201715 Views

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Ont Byelection Trial – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 8, 2017 SUDBURY, Ont. – A man at the centre of allegations against two Ontario Liberals accused of bribery under the Election Act is set to testify for a second day today. The trial began Thursday in Sudbury, Ont., for Pat Sorbara, the Ontario Liberal Party CEO at the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 201721 Views

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NWAC Releases A Full Report on Indigenous Women in Solitary Confinement

Indigenous Women in Solitary Confinement: Policy Backgrounder August 2017 The Native Women’s Association of Canada 1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa ON K1N 7B7 www.nwac.ca Contact Info: Courtney Skye, Director of Strategic Policy, cskye@nwac.ca Kim Wakeford, Policy Analyst, kwakeford@nwac.ca About NWAC The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a national non-profit Indigenous organization representing the political […]

by aanationtalk on August 28, 201751 Views

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Indigenous people to get their own court in Ottawa – APTN

August 21, 2017 Kenneth Jackson APTN National News The government of Ontario is set to announce this week the opening of an Indigenous peoples court, APTN National News has learned. The announcement is set for Friday at the Ottawa courthouse on Elgin Street, according to a memo sent to lawyers and other stakeholders obtained by APTN. “Details regarding […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201732 Views

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Mattagami First Nation to file lawsuit against CN Rail – CBC

The First Nation is seeking $30 million for damage caused by two train derailments near Gogoma, Ont. in 2015 August 14, 2017 An Ontario Indigenous community has filed a lawsuit against CN Rail. The Mattagami First Nation says the suit relates to two derailments that took place near Gogoma in 2015. It says the derailments caused major […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 201736 Views

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Chippewas must pay energy giant’s legal bills in lost court battle – CBC

Enbridge said it is reviewing the court’s decision to award costs to the oil company Jul 28, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the Chippewas of the Thames, a community of 3,000, to pay energy giant Enbridge’s legal fees after an unsuccessful attempt by the First Nation to stop the company’s ambitions on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 201730 Views

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