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New study is a step in the right direction to help reshape child welfare in Ontario

[Toronto, ON]: A new study seeks to understand the differences between child welfare investigations involving First Nations children and non-Indigenous children. The Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal (CWRP) and the Association of Native Child and Family Services Agencies of Ontario (ANCFSAO) release the first report of the First Nations Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 20215 Views

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Ontario Appeal of Stage 1 Ruling of Robinson-Huron Annuities Case Completed – First Nations Urge the Court to Throw Out Ontario’s Appeal

Toronto — On April 28, 2021, the Ontario Court of Appeal concluded its hearing of the Government of Ontario’s appeal of the Stage 1 decision in the Robinson Treaties annuities case. The case involves a clause in the Treaty, signed in September of 1850, that provides for the augmentation of the perpetual annuity payable to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202110 Views

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Canada’s top court rules U.S.-based First Nation maintains rights across the border – Reuters

OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the descendants of the U.S.-based Sinixt nation maintained ancestral land rights even after members moved south in the 19th century, a landmark decision that ends a decade-long legal dispute. The court ruled in favor of Rick Desautel, a Sinixt descendant who lives in Washington state. In […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 202111 Views

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Circle of History made with Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services – Anishinabek News

April 20, 2021 DOKIS FIRST NATION— A small ceremony was held in Parry Sound on April 1, celebrating the historical achievement of Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services receiving a children’s aid society designation. “We are now a recognized child welfare authority in the province of Ontario,” says Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services Executive Director Joanne […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 202112 Views

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Call for Proposals: Capacity-building funding for An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families for fiscal year 2021-2022

April 6th, 2021 A call for proposals is now open to support capacity-building in relation to An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families for fiscal year 2021-2022. Funding is available to Indigenous Peoples, communities, and groups as they begin work to develop their own legislation and explore Indigenous-led models for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 202119 Views

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Government of Canada launches a call for proposals to support work of Indigenous communities towards exercising jurisdiction in relation to child and family services

From: Indigenous Services Canada March 23, 2021 — Ottawa, Traditional Unceded Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is continuing the important work in full partnership with Indigenous Peoples to reform child and family services so that every Indigenous child has the opportunity to grow up in their communities, immersed in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202123 Views

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Ontario Crown Ward Failure to Secure Benefits Class Action Settlement

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update These are unprecedented times for all of us. We are closely monitoring developments and will post any changes to our service delivery here. At this time, our information line remains open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time; however, recent surges in land line and cellular phone usage […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202119 Views

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In Thunder Bay, an Indigenous People’s Court offers a new form of justice – but the pandemic has put obstacles in its path – The Globe and Mail

Sixteen specialized courts in Ontario emphasize healing over punishment, but the in-person hearings that make that possible have been left in limbo due to COVID-19 The faint aroma of smoke from a smudging ceremony lingers at the start of the Indigenous People’s Court in Thunder Bay. The judge, prosecutor and court staff all take part […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202126 Views

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Curve Lake First Nation takes water crisis to court – ThePeterboroughExaminer.com

Jan. 25, 2021 Chief Emily Whetung of Curve Lake First Nation says her community has had “undrinkable water” since before she was born 34 years ago — and now she’s pursuing the matter in court. Whetung, a lawyer, is a representative plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court over the lack of safe […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 202131 Views

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Authority of governments over Indigenous hunting and fishing questioned at North Bay trial – CBC

54 people from around Lake Nipissing are on trial for hunting and fishing violations Jan 19, 2021 A trial underway this week could have far reaching implications for the Indigenous people of northern Ontario and across Canada. The defence is arguing that no governments, not even First Nation chiefs and councils, can legally control hunting […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202129 Views

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