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Fifth Report Card Released on First Nations Youth Inquest Progress – NetNewsLedger

December 10, 2021 Thunder Bay – Caitlyn Kasper, who has been in contact with the families, said: “Progress on the remaining recommendations will be hard but they are crucial to actually getting to a place where all First Nations Youth in the north have a chance for a real education. Families need education options that […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 202116 Views

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Aboriginal Legal Services Releases the Year Five Report Card for the First Nations Youth Inquest

December 9, 2021 Lawyers for the families of six of the seven youth who were the subject of the First Nations Youth Inquest in Thunder Bay from October 2015 to June 2016 today issued their fifth annual report card updating the progress made meeting the inquest jury’s 145 recommendations. Jonathan Rudin and Caitlyn Kasper of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 202126 Views

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Stop fighting First Nations children – CBA

Negotiation, not litigation, is the way towards reconciliation. Negotiation, not litigation, is the way towards reconciliation. This is the central message sent by the Aboriginal Law, Child and Youth Law and Constitutional and Human Rights Sections of the Canadian Bar Association in a letter to the Minister of Indigenous Services and the Minister of Justice, urging […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 202117 Views

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Young Canadians File Court Challenge to Lower Federal Voting Age – Calling it Unconstitutional

TORONTO – A group of Canadian children and youth are set to make history, opening the possibility that they and their peers may be able to cast a ballot in the next federal election. The 13 young people range in age between 12 to 18 years old and hail from coast to coast to coast, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 202121 Views

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Ontario Court of Appeal ruling on Gladue Principles applying to an application to withdraw a guilty plea

November 30, 2021 Aboriginal Legal Services appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal to argue that the Gladue principles apply when and Indigenous person seeks to withdraw a guilty plea. Read the court decision here. Read the Aborignal Legal Services Factum here. NT5

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 202126 Views

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IBA Welcomes Newly Announced Federal Cabinet – Calls for Action on Law and Justice Matters for Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (IBA) welcomes back Minister of Justice David Lametti, Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal, and Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller, in his new role. The IBA extend greetings to Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu and Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino. The IBA would also […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 202127 Views

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Statement by the Honourable Harry S. LaForme and the Honourable Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré regarding the submission of their report toward the creation of an independent Criminal Case Review Commission

The Honourable Harry S. LaForme and the Honourable Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré today made the following statement upon the submission of their report to the Minister of Justice with recommendations on the creation of an independent Criminal Case Review Commission: In his Zippo lighter he sees the killer’s face Maybe it’s someone standing in a killer’s place […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 202120 Views

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Arrests of media covering Indigenous rights are part of a continued effort to silence land defenders, legal experts say – The Star

Nov. 21, 2021 Following the arrest and detainment of two reporters and 13 others by the RCMP in British Columbia Friday night, legal experts and reporters say the continued restriction of press freedoms while covering Indigenous rights is an attempt to silence the voices of land defenders, while simultaneously curbing reporting on the issue. And […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 202120 Views

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Order of Ottawa inductees and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recipients announced for 2021

Today, Mayor Jim Watson announced 15 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa this year, as well as two recipients of the 2021 Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching. This year’s ceremony will take place at City Hall on Thursday, November 18. Mayor Watson will induct 15 people into the Order […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 202122 Views

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Legal Aid Ontario taps Indigenous law expert to spearhead review of its organizational structure – Law Times

Indigenous law expert Dr. Beverly Jacobs has been tapped to lead a major review of Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) organizational structure to help it better respond to the legal needs of Indigenous communities in the province. Her appointment is part of the group’s commitment to the Indigenous people and the government to implement the Truth […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 202121 Views

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