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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, 202122 Views

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Respect and Responsibility: Integrating Indigenous Rights and Private Land Conservation in Canada

Overview 1.    Canadian constitutional law, Aboriginal rights and the duty to consult. 2.    International law and policy. 3.    Standards and best practices. Beyond Consultation: Recognizing Indigenous Jurisdiction and Governance This post contains the executive summary of a new report, Respect and Responsibility: Integrating Indigenous Rights and Private Conservation in Canada. To download the full report, please […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 202127 Views

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Legal Aid Ontario appoints Dr. Beverly Jacobs to lead review of organization’s structure

Legal Aid Ontario begins major review of organizational structure to better serve Indigenous clients November 4, 2021 TORONTO (November 4, 2021) Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has appointed Dr. Beverly Jacobs, Associate Dean at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, to lead a review of its structure to respond to the legal needs of Indigenous people […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 202124 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association 2020-21 Annual Report

The Board of Directors of the Indigenous Bar Association are pleased to present our first-ever annual report. This report summarizes most of the work the Board undertook in 2020 and 2021, in collaboration with our Members. The annual report provides an overview on: Our intervener motions and community impact statements Parliamentary committee submissions Presentations at […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 202135 Views

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Jeffery Hewitt Designated as Indigenous Peoples Counsel (IPS) at The Indigenous Bar Association 33rd Annual Conference

OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association is honoured to designate Jeffrey Hewitt as Indigenous Peoples’ Counsel (IPC) at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Indigenous Bar Association. Each year, the IPC designation is given to an Indigenous lawyer in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the practice of law. Specifically, it honours those individuals […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 202124 Views

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What you should know about residential schools and treaty land claims – Mississauga News

Delia Opekokew, Ontario’s first female Indigenous lawyer, shares insight into the history The discovery of hundreds of unmarked Indigenous children’s graves from former residential schools across the country has caused many Canadians to confront the nation’s history and try to learn more about the past and present circumstances of Indigenous communities. To help the non-Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 202125 Views

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Ottawa urged to drop litigation on human rights tribunal orders that affect Indigenous children – The Globe and Mail

Representatives of the Canadian Bar Association are urging the federal government not to pursue any further legal action against a pair of human rights tribunal decisions that could make Canada liable for billions of dollars in compensation to Indigenous children and their families. The Liberal government has until Oct. 29 to decide whether it will […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202129 Views

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Ontario’s first female Indigenous lawyer to discuss residential schools at Mississauga event – Mississauga News

October 19, 2021 On Oct. 27 Delia Opekokew will hold a speaking event Want to know more about residential schools and First Nations land claims? On Oct. 27, Delia Opekokew can provide answers to any questions during a live conversation (participants can also attend virtually) held at the Unitarian Congregation Great Hall at 84 South […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202137 Views

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Ontario lawyer offers tips on vaccines and child custody matters – Anishinabek News

October 18, 2021 SUDBURY— While the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated life, some things seem to remain the same in terms of children and custody. The starting point is always what’s in the best interest of the child and to do one’s best to avoid going to court, if possible, according to a family law lawyer […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 2021148 Views

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Call for Nominations from the Citizens of Grand Council Treaty #3 for the Leadership Role of Ka Nigaanibowe’t/ Ka Nigaanibowiik for Abinoojii Inakonigewin

October 14, 2021 Summary of Role Ka Niigaanibowe’t/Ka Niigaanibowiik is the leader/protector of Abinoojii Inakonigewin, which is commonly known as the child care law in Treaty no. 3. Their role is to protect, safeguard and provide Anishinaabe interpretation of the Law, of its meaning and applications, while being cognizant of cultural differences amongst the communities. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202157 Views

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