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Suspended paralegal accused of defrauding First Nation residents south of Sudbury – The Sudbury Star

February 27, 2020 A paralegal whose licence was suspended four years ago is accused of defrauding residents of the Shawanaga First Nation community south of Sudbury. Durham Regional Police claim Pamela Milne — the daughter of New Tecumseth Mayor Rick Milne — obtained funds from residents to file human rights complaints and locate missing land […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 20204 Views

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The IBA Calls On Canada To Assist With The Protection Of Indigenous Laws And To Secure Space For The Development And Practice Of Such Laws

THE IBA CALLS ON CANADA TO ASSIST WITH THE PROTECTION OF INDIGENOUS LAWS AND TO SECURE SPACE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRACTICE OF SUCH LAWS OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) calls upon the federal and provincial Crown to work in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to undertake the challenging task […]

by pmnationtalk on February 25, 202031 Views

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Cannabis age restriction to change for Nipissing First Nation jobs – Anishinabek News

February 24, 2020 NIPISSING FIRST NATION— Nipissing First Nation is amending the Cannabis Law involving the minimum age of employees in the retail industry. Chief Scott McLeod says Nipissing First Nation is changing the age of being able to work in the stores to 19. “The age of buying our products is still 21. We […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20208 Views

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Indigenous resistance to for-profit energy pipelines | Angelique EagleWoman (Wambdi A. Was’teWinyan) – The Lawyer’s Daily

February 21, 2020 There are basic concepts that permeate Indigenous law among First Nations and the Indigenous peoples of North America. These concepts include the following principles: Mother Earth and human beings are in a reciprocal relationship; water is life and sacred for use in religious ceremonies; collective promises and responsibilities are to be kept […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 20207 Views

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The Wet’suwet’en, Aboriginal Title, and the Rule of Law: An Explainer – Net Newsledger

February 21, 2020 The RCMP’s enforcement of the Coastal GasLink injunction against the Wet’suwet’en has ignited a national debate about the law and the rights of Indigenous people. Unfortunately, misconceptions and conflicting information threaten to derail this important conversation. Below, we attempt to provide clear, straightforward answers to address some of these fundamental misunderstandings. What […]

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Stop using the ‘rule of law’ as a weapon against Indigenous peoples – The Globe and Mail

Corey Shefman is a lawyer at Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP, representing Indigenous peoples, persons and organizations Protests against the RCMP’s attempts to remove Wet’suwet’en traditional leadership from their homeland gained steam this week, with First Nations and allies setting up blockades on railways, bridges and public buildings across Canada. As the civil disobedience grew and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 20209 Views

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Despite horrors, Aboriginal overincarceration surmountable problem | Laurelly Dale – The Lawyer’s Daily

February 10, 2020 I feel disheartened yet again writing about the overincarceration of Aboriginal peoples. I recall as a young student in undergrad devouring research on the subject for a project in my Canadian politics class. That was over 18 years ago. Everyone agrees this is a problem. So why are we doing the same […]

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Tore my world apart:’ Indigenous Bar Association to honour Colten Boushie – National Post

Andre Bear remembers pain building deep inside him as he digested news of a controversial acquittal of a Saskatchewan farmer who shot and killed a young Indigenous man. “It really tore my world apart,” Bear says from his home in Saskatoon. “It made me feel hopeless that I would never see justice in my lifetime […]

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The Trans Mountain decision just delivered a gusher of legal clarity – Globe and Mail

Published 16 hours In August, 2018, after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed Ottawa’s approval of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, there was a national hue and cry over what seemed like constant setbacks for industrial projects. Some people were saying it had become impossible to get anything built in this country. That view […]

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Law Society presents honorary LLD to Janet E. Minor at Call to the Bar ceremony

January 31, 2020 Print Version TORONTO, ON — The Law Society presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to legal trailblazer Janet E. Minor, at its Call to the Bar ceremony in Toronto on January 31. The Law Society awards honorary doctorates at Call ceremonies each year to distinguished individuals in recognition […]

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