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Aboriginal Status and Rights – Historical grievances – Residential schools – Settlements – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 12, 2018 Application by Independent Counsel for directions relating to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA). Between the 1860s and 1990s, more than 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children were required to attend Indian Residential Schools operated by religious organizations with the funding of Canada. The operators of the schools kidnapped, brainwashed, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20182 Views

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Monday, December 10, 2018 – Law Times

Harry LaForme, Canada’s first and only Indigenous judge on an appellate court, has joined Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP as senior counsel. LaForme was a judge of the Ontario Court of Appeal for 14 years and on the Superior Court of Ontario for 10 years before that. He was the first Indigenous person to serve as […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 20186 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Calls for Criminalization of Forced Sterilization of First Nations Women

Assembly of First Nations Calls for Criminalization of Forced Sterilization of First Nations Women (Ottawa, ON): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is calling for changes to the laws of Canada and specifically the Criminal Code of Canada to make the forced sterilization of First Nations women a crime, and wants a collaborative approach […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 20188 Views

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Harry LaForme joins Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP – Canadian Lawyer Magazine

November 30, 2018 Harry LaForme, Canada’s first and only Indigenous judge on an appellate court, has joined Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP as senior counsel. LaForme was a judge of the Ontario Court of Appeal for 14 years and on the Superior Court of Ontario for 10 years before that. He was the first Indigenous person […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 20187 Views

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Harry LaForme, a groundbreaking Indigenous judge, looks back in anger at the milestone Canada missed – The Globe and Mail

As Canada’s only First Nations appellate judge, he spent his career breaking barriers – but one more obstacle, his lack of French proficiency, kept him from a shot at the Supreme Court He grew up at a time when life for aboriginal peoples was circumscribed not only by vicious discrimination but by law. His father […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 20187 Views

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The Indigenous Bar Association Applauds the Name Change Of “Killsquaw Lake” To Kikiskisitotawânawak Iskwêwak Lakes in Saskatchewan

The Indigenous Bar Association Applauds the Name Change of “Killsquaw Lake” to Kikiskisitotawânawak Iskwêwak Lakes in Saskatchewan OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) applauds the efforts in Saskatchewan to change the name of “Killsquaw Lake” to Kikiskisitotawânawak Iskwêwak Lakes (which translates to “We honour the women” Lakes in nehiyawewin (Cree)). The lake is […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 20189 Views

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Susan Aglukark and Jesse Wente will lead important day of learning at upcoming Human Rights Symposium on Dec. 4

Susan Aglukark and Jesse Wente will lead important day of learning at upcoming Human Rights Symposium on Dec. 4 Community partners invited to register to attend by Nov. 19 The Halton District School Board is proud to host the upcoming Human Rights Symposium to engage in vital conversations about Indigenous Rights and the current realities […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201812 Views

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The IBA Congratulates the Appointment of Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay as a Judge to the Provincial Court of Alberta

The IBA Congratulates the Appointment of Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay as a Judge to the Provincial Court of Alberta OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) celebrates the appointment of Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay as a judge to the St. Paul Provincial Court of Alberta on November 6, 2018. Judge Arcand-Kootenay is a nehiyaw-iskwew (Cree woman) from the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201811 Views

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Kathleen Lickers designated Indigenous Peoples Counsel at the 30th Annual Conference of the IBA in Saskatoon, SK

The Indigenous Bar Association was honoured to designate Kathleen N. Lickers as Indigenous Peoples’ Counsel at the 30th Annual Conference of the Indigenous Bar Association. Kathleen is Haudenosaunee from Six Nations of the Grand River. Jeffery Hewitt (General Counsel, Rama First Nation) and Candice S. Metallic (Partner, Maurice Law) praised Kathleen and highlighted her many contributions […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 20186 Views

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First Nations authority over cannabis hazy, legal experts say – The Lawyer’s Daily

November 09, 2018 The legalization of cannabis in October saw massive lineups, short supply and a likely uptick in sales of Tim Hortons doughnuts. But amid all the celebration, serious questions emerged over what role Canada’s Indigenous peoples have in making their own laws on marijuana, and legal experts are saying those questions do not […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201820 Views

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