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What is the Doctrine of Discovery? – OKT

March 26, 2024 Click on the video link below to hear from Harry LaForme, Pam Palmater, and Bruce McIvor as they offer insight into the origins of the concept, tracing its evolution from arcane religious law in the papal bulls to its lasting influence on Canadian laws. Read More: https://www.oktlaw.com/what-is-the-doctrine-of-discovery/

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202440 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association Celebrates Dianne Corbiere’s Prestigious Recognition with the Law Society Medal

OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) is thrilled to extend heartfelt congratulations to Dianne Corbiere, IPC, on being awarded the prestigious Law Society Medal by the Law Society of Ontario. Dianne is a  member of M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario, where she grew up. This esteemed recognition is a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 202444 Views

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Law Society announces 2024 award recipients

March 20, 2024 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 22, 2024. Award recipients and their guests will attend a ceremony hosted by Treasurer Jacqueline Horvat. A link […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 202446 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association Celebrates Eileen Sasakamoose’s Lifetime Achievement Award

OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (“IBA”) proudly celebrates Eileen Sasakamoose, IPC, on receiving the 2024 Women in Law Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award. Eileen is a distinguished Yellowknives Dene woman, a trailblazer in the legal profession, and a passionate advocate for Indigenous rights and social justice. Eileen was the first Dene woman to earn […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2024115 Views

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OKT Recognized in the 2024 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

OKT is proud to announce that we have once again been recognized as a national leader by Lexpert magazine and have been ranked as “Most Frequently Recommended” in the area of Aboriginal Law. We are also pleased to share that 17 of our lawyers have also been individually selected as “Most Frequently Recommended” (6 lawyers), […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 202455 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association Applauds Appointment of Julie L. Blackhawk as Federal Court Judge

OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) proudly celebrates the recent appointment of Julie L. Blackhawk, a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Nation, to the judiciary. Justice Blackhawk’s extensive experience and steadfast dedication to Aboriginal law and Indigenous issues mark her as a formidable addition to the bench. Justice Blackhawk’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 202468 Views

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OKT Podcast – Overview of the Reference on Bill C-92

February 20, 2024 We are excited to introduce the inaugural episode of the OKT podcast! In this debut installment, Jesse Abell, Krista Nerland, and Judith Rae discuss the intricacies of Bill C-92 and a recent landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada, issued on Friday, February 9. This decision, referred to in the episode […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202459 Views

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Government reaches a tentative agreement for the Law Practitioner (LP) group

From: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat February 19, 2024 The Government of Canada has reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Justice Counsel (AJC) for the Law Practitioner (LP) group. Upon ratification, the agreement would apply to approximately 3,200 members located throughout the country. Members of the LP group support federal services through their […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 202465 Views

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The IBA Commends the Supreme Court of Canada on Its Decision Upholding BILL C-92 and the Inherent Right of Self-Government

Ottawa, ONT – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) commends the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) on its recent decision affirming that Bill C-92 – and Canada’s recognition that Indigenous peoples have an inherent right of self-government including over their children and families – is constitutional. As an intervenor in this landmark case, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202471 Views

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Supreme Court upholds First Nations’ rights to self-govern in child and family services

This morning, the Supreme Court of Canada released a unanimous decision in the C-92 Reference (Attorney General (Quebec) v Attorney General (Canada), 2024 SCC 5.) The Court said that An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families, SC 2019 c 24  is constitutional.  The decision is an important win for Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202479 Views

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