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Indigenization at the Faculty of Law – Thompson Rivers University

Credits: Thompson Rivers University Published on Apr 16, 2018 The Coyote Project is about implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action—particularly the elimination of educational and employment gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians and new Aboriginal education legislation with the full consent and participation of Aboriginal peoples. https://www.tru.ca/coyote

by pmnationtalk on April 17, 201819 Views

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The two parts of R. v. Gladue – Advocate Daily

We all know that Aboriginal offenders are grossly over-represented in the Canadian criminal justice system. R. v. Gladue was released by the Supreme Court of Canada almost 20 years ago. Every defence lawyer has, at one time or another, made Gladue submissions on a sentencing hearing. We have specialized courts. We have knowledgeable crowns and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 20187 Views

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MMIWG inquiry process needs to improve – Law Times

April 16, 2018 Last month, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls requested a two-year extension and up to $50 million in order to complete its mandate. The federal government established the MMIWG inquiry in September 2016 after decades of activism by Indigenous women’s organizations to raise the alarm about the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 20185 Views

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Guide to legalization predicts home grown pot will be biggest municipal headache – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 16, 2018 By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Municipalities will have to grapple with a host of thorny issues once recreational cannabis is legalized in Canada _ but it’s the matter of home-grown marijuana plants that’s expected to cause them the biggest headaches. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has developed […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 20183 Views

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Canada could be held responsible for band’s pre-Confederation claim – Law Times

In early days of colony, of British Columbia, settlers displaced WL Indian Band (“band”) from site of its village and surrounding lands (“village lands”). When British Columbia joined Confederation in 1871, under Terms of Union, Canada assumed responsibility for creation of Indian reserves according. In 1881, alternate lands were allotted to band. Parliament established Specific […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 20189 Views

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More transparency needed on good character – Law Times

April 9, 2018 Lawyers are calling on the Law Society of Ontario to confirm whether it considers systemic factors when determining whether Indigenous candidates meet the “good character” requirement to become a lawyer. A group of lawyers and legal scholars has submitted a motion to the LSO’s annual general meeting, asking the regulator to review […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 20188 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association Congratulates Two New Indigenous Judge Appointments in Saskatchewan

OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) celebrates two outstanding female Métis lawyers who were appointed as judges in the Province of Saskatchewan on March 23rd. Mary McAuley to the Provincial Court in La Ronge and Natasha Crooks to the Provincial Court in Saskatoon. Judge McAuley is Métis from Cumberland House in Northern Saskatchewan […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 20189 Views

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First-ever Indigenous-led Summit to Focus on Moving Past The Indian Act

THUNDER BAY, ON (March 26, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Lorne Sossin announced today that they will bring together leaders to create a plan for moving beyond the Indian Act. “Creating a new relationship with our federal Treaty partner is complex and is missing a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201811 Views

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Aboriginal Lands – Lease – The Lawyer’s Daily

Appeal by the lessor from an award of damages for eviction of the lessee. In 1995, the respondent leased from the appellant 2,000 acres of hunting grounds for the purpose of operating a hunt club business. The respondent stopped paying rent in 2005 on the basis that he was drawing down the capital improvement credit […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201815 Views

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Ontario Police Street Checks Review to hold a public consultation in Hamilton, Ajax and Markham this week

TORONTO, March 19, 2018 – The Honourable Justice Michael H. Tulloch, who is reviewing Ontario’s Regulation 58/16 on police street checks, also known as carding, will hold public consultations this week in Hamilton, Ajax and Markham. The schedule and locations: Tuesday, March 20th, Hamilton Central Public Library, 55 York Blvd. Wednesday, March 21st, Ajax Community […]

by aanationtalk on March 19, 201813 Views

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