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Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew

Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew October 19, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Following today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding Mikisew Cree First Nation stating that the federal government does not need to consult with First Nations prior to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20187 Views

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Supreme Court ruling shows need for more Indigenous Parliamentarians and judges, says lawyer – CBC

‘They’re a few voices calling out loud and strong surrounded by hundreds,’ says Bruce McIvor Oct 17, 2018 Following a Supreme Court ruling that there is no duty to consult Indigenous Peoples in drafting legislation, some officials say more Inuit, Métis and First Nations representation is needed on Parliament Hill. “Because there isn’t the proper […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 20183 Views

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Family mediation helps separating couples divorce amicably, save time and money

TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 16, 2018 – Many Ontarians are turning to family mediation, family arbitration, and the hybrid med-arb—all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)—to settle their separations and divorces. Factors driving this are: clogged family courts across many parts of Ontario; the high cost of hiring family lawyers; and the perils of navigating family court as […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 20187 Views

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Change of Direction Required-Case Comment on Mikisew – NetNewsLedger

16 October 2018 Last week the Supreme Court of Canada released its much-awaited decision in Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council), 2018 SCC 40. The Court held that the Crown’s duty to consult Indigenous Peoples prior to decisions which could affect their Aboriginal and Treaty rights does not extend to the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 20186 Views

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SCOC-Duty-To-Consult – Audio Clip NAT066 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Oct 11, 2018 10:44 066 – (SCOC-Duty-To-Consult) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/10/11/cp201810110079-1.mp3 UNDATED. x–35s. (Ken Trimble) The Supreme Court of Canada says federal ministers do not have a duty to consult Indigenous groups when drafting legislation. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 20185 Views

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Backlash erupts over misconduct finding for judge who took on law school post – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 10, 2018  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS A growing backlash has erupted over a finding that a respected judge engaged in misconduct by accepting a temporary position as dean of a northern Ontario university’s Indigenous law school. In a letter to the Canadian Judicial Council on Wednesday, Sen. Murray Sinclair said […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 20187 Views

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Indigenous community courts key to stemming over incarceration, says EagleWoman – The Lawyer’s Daily

October 10, 2018 Over incarceration of Indigenous peoples and the parallel child welfare crisis are major justice concerns across Canada, but Angelique EagleWoman, a visiting professor at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minnesota, believes these issues can be stemmed through the establishment of Indigenous community courts. EagleWoman, who became well known as the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 20187 Views

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This week at the SCC – Canadian Lawyer

October 9, 2018 The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals this week, its first of the fall session. The first two appeals involve charges of sexual assault against Indigenous persons, while the third concerns an alleged Charter breach in a search-and-seizure case. Civil procedure, class actions: While a student at an Indian residential […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 20188 Views

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Wrongful Conviction Day reception sheds light on shortcomings of criminal justice system – The Lawyer’s Daily

October 09, 2018 A T-shirt boldly printed with the word “INNOCENT” was held high to a rousing round of applause by O’Neil Blackett, Innocence Canada’s most recently exonerated client, at the start of the Fifth International Wrongful Conviction Day reception. Blackett, who was wrongfully convicted of killing a 13-month-old girl that was in his care, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 20187 Views

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First Nations divided by growth in illegal marijuana sellers – London Free Press

October 3, 2018 ONEIDA — Recreational cannabis is being legalized in just two week, but illegal pot shops keep popping up in Ontario Indigenous communities, including one shop near London linked to a former band chief. The explosion of illegal marijuana dispensaries is a divisive issue in aboriginal communities. Operators say the outlets, whose customers […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 20188 Views

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