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Bennett Jones Launches $10,000 Scholarship Program for Indigenous, Black and First-Generation Law Students

May 03, 2022 Bennett Jones is launching the Future Leaders in Law Scholarship Program to help remove barriers and provide support for aspiring Indigenous, Black and first-generation lawyers in Canada. Beginning in the 2022-23 academic year, three individual $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to incoming first-year law students who identify as a member of the Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202223 Views

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Opinion: Caitlin Tolley advocates for First Nations through law – The Globe and Mail

Caitlin Tolley is legal counsel at the Indigenous Justice Division of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney-General. She is Algonquin from Kitigan Zibi, where she was previously elected to chief and council, and has worked in the office of Murray Sinclair while he served in the Senate. How has your upbringing and identity influenced your […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 202223 Views

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NFN – Decision re: Proposed Alcohol Sale & Manufacture On-Reserve

April 13, 2022 Two virtual discussion forums were held in February for community members to discuss proposed changes to NFN’s business licensing law to approve select sales and manufacture of alcohol on reserve. We sought additional input through a survey and received significant feedback from the community. This information was presented to Chief and Council […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 202233 Views

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Canada and Anishinabek First Nations sign historic self-government agreement

OTTAWA (April 6, 2022) – The Government of Canada is working with First Nation partners to restore respectful nation-to-nation relationships, recognize their inherent right to self-determination and support communities as they move out from under the Indian Act and transition to self-government. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, joined Anishinabek Nation Grand […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 202232 Views

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Patty Hajdu says anti-Indigenous racism must be addressed in Thunder Bay – and her own department – APTN News

As the former head of the largest homeless shelter in Thunder Bay, which serves many Indigenous peoples, Patty Hajdu says it was “extremely alarming” to see the racism they experienced up close. “Not just through law enforcement, but certainly through medical interactions with other service providers in the community,” she says in a wide-ranging interview […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 2022137 Views

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Ukraine: Apparent War Crimes in Russia-Controlled Areas

(Warsaw) – Human Rights Watch has documented several cases of Russian military forces committing laws-of-war violations against civilians in occupied areas of the Chernihiv, Kharkiv, and Kyiv regions of Ukraine. These include a case of repeated rape; two cases of summary execution, one of six men, the other of one man; and other cases of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 202230 Views

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Media Advisory: BCCLA at Supreme Court to Oppose Unreasonable Parole Ineligibility Periods

March 23, 2022 WHAT: BCCLA at Supreme court of Canada to intervene in Attorney General of Quebec v. Bissonnette to oppose stacking parole ineligibility periods on Charter grounds. WHEN: March 24, 2022, at 9:30 am EST / 6:30 am PST WHERE: Supreme Court of Canada (Ottawa) Ottawa, ON (Unceded Algonquin Anishnaabeg Territory) – On March 24, 2022, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202229 Views

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Nipissing First Nation setting foundation for Citizenship Law – BayToday.ca

New law will reflect community’s ‘values, beliefs, and vision for the future’ Nipissing First Nation’s debendaagziwaad (citizenship) committee continues to set the foundation for a citizenship law that will outline the rights and obligations of citizens. The committee formed in 2018 and consists of seven members, including Chief Scott McLeod and councillor Daniel Stevens, who […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202227 Views

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Law Society announces 2022 award recipients

March 21, 2022 TORONTO, ON — Members of Ontario’s legal professions will be recognized for their outstanding career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony, which will be held on May 25, 2022. An in-person ceremony hosted by Treasurer Teresa Donnelly will be attended by the recipients and their […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 202228 Views

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U of T Faculty of Law receives millions in donations for Indigenous law chair, programming – The Lawyer’s Daily

March 08, 2022 The University of Toronto (U of T) Faculty of Law has received two endowments that will go to support Indigenous law programing and establish a chair in Indigenous law. According to a press release, issued March 4, Howard Levitt, who earned an LLB at U of T in 1977, “has made a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 202244 Views

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