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The IBA Congratulates The Honourable Mahmud Jamal on his Appointment to The Supreme Court of Canada & Encourages Canada to Take Immediate Action to Remove Systemic Barriers that Continue to Exclude Indigenous Jurists

Ottawa, ONT – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) congratulates the Honourable Mahmud Jamal on his appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada. Born in Kenya, Justice Jamal has the historic distinction of being the first person of colour to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”). The IBA is […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 20212 Views

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Ministers laud Bill C-15 as ‘critical step’ in upholding rights of Indigenous Peoples – The Lawyer’s Daily

June 18, 2021 On June 16, David Lametti, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, and Carolyn Bennett, minister of Crown-Indigenous relations, issued a joint statement noting they are “very pleased that the Senate has passed Bill C-15, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act” and they “eagerly await royal assent.” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 20219 Views

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Canada: Latest Updates On Bill C-15 (the UN Declaration On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples Act) – (June 2021) Indigenous Law Bulletin – Mondaq

On December 3, 2020, the federal government tabled Bill C-15 1. Bill C-15 is the federal government’s response to calls 2 to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UNDRIP” or the “Declaration”) as a framework for reconciliation in Canada, which passed Second Reading of the Senate on June 3, 2021 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 20215 Views

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Indigenous names can be included on immigration documents, Ottawa announces – The Lawyer’s Daily

June 15, 2021 On June 14, the government of Canada announced that “Indigenous peoples can now reclaim their Indigenous names, as written, on passports and other immigration documents.” The announcement, from Marco Mendicino, minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, Carolyn Bennett, minister of Crown-indigenous relations and Marc Miller, minister of Indigenous services, noted that the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 20214 Views

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Lawyers supporting compensation for Indigenous kids taken into care present arguments – CTV News

June 15, 2021 OTTAWA — A case involving Indigenous children taken into foster care by what all parties call Canada’s “broken child-welfare system” will begin its second day of hearings at Federal Court today. A federal lawyer argued Monday the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal overstepped its authority and erred in law when it awarded individual […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 20218 Views

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The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada Grieves With the Tk’emlups Te Secwepemc and All Indigenous Peoples in Canada Who Continue To Suffer the Effects of Genocide

The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada Grieves With the Tk’emlups Te Secwepemc and All Indigenous Peoples in Canada Who Continue To Suffer the Effects of Genocide OTTAWA, ON – The members of the Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) are horrified by the discovery of the remains of 215 children on the reserve of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 20216 Views

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Indigenous lawyer inspired by her grandmother, who survived the Mohawk Institute – CBC

Jun 10, 2021 Nicole Hill-Dolson says she was taught to work hard and pursue education Nicole Hill-Dolson moved with her family from Oneida Nation of the Thames to London, Ont. as a teenager. She remembers with clarity the advice her grandmother gave her as they were about to leave. “She waited until my parents left […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202110 Views

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Cochrane Saxberg: The Honourable Murray Sinclair Speaks to 215 Indigenous Children Found Buried

The partners, lawyers, and staff of Cochrane Saxberg join The Honourable Murray Sinclair in deep sadness as the country mourns the loss of 215 Indigenous children found buried in an unmarked grave at Kamloops Indian Residential School. We send our sincere condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation as they grieve over the horrific […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 202112 Views

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NAN Honours former NAPS Officer, Recipient of 2021 Police Services Hero of the Year Award

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox, on behalf of the Executive Council, is proud to honour the late Jennifer Landry, who has been posthumously awarded the 2021 Police Services Hero of the Year Community Role Model Award for her outstanding service in communities across northern Ontario. “Jennifer was an […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202184 Views

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OKT’s Statement of Solidarity with Residential School Victims

The discovery of bodies of 215 Indigenous children on the grounds of Kamloops Residential School is devastating beyond words. All of us at OKT grieve with our friends, colleagues, clients and communities who have faced loss at the hands of Canada’s Residential Schools. If this discovery teaches us anything, it is that the legacy of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 20218 Views

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