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PEI moves to adopt Indigenous courtwork system – TheChronicleHerald.ca

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The P.E.I. government is working to implement a program that could help Indigenous Islanders better navigate the criminal justice system. The province’s most recent budget included a $100,000 allocation to work with the federal government to develop an Indigenous courtwork program. The program would see Indigenous individuals hired to help on- and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202023 Views

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Statement of Concern – Unacceptable Delay in Establishing Inquiry for Innu Children in the Child Protection System

June 15, 2020 “In early September of 2019, I travelled to Nain to release my report on the Provincial Government’s child protection responses to Inuit children. The report contained 33 recommendations and was entitled ‘A Long Wait for Change.’ The title was carefully chosen and reflected the extraordinary and unacceptable amount of time for changes […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 202055 Views

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Nova Scotia government didn’t consult adequately with Sipekne’katik Band, judge rules – TheChronicleHerald.ca

The provincial Environment Department did not consult adequately with the Sipekne’katik Band about aboriginal and treaty rights regarding a facet of the Alton Gas project, a Nova Scotia Supreme Court justice has concluded. “While there had been extensive consultations regarding the potential environmental impacts of the project, the core issue of aboriginal title and treaty […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202050 Views

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6 First Nations sue province for charges against Indigenous loggers – CBC

Lawsuit alleges province contravened treaties by enforcing Crown Lands and Forests Act Mar 11, 2020 Six Wolastoqey First Nations are suing the province for not recognizing their treaty rights to Crown timber. Oromocto, Woodstock, Saint Mary’s, Kingsclear, Tobique and Madawaska First Nations allege the province is infringing on their Peace and Friendship Treaty rights by […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202054 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada dismisses N.L. appeal to hear mining lawsuit outside of Quebec – CBC

2 Innu nations seeking $900M in compensation from Rio Tinto Feb 21, 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal by Newfoundland and Labrador to strike parts of a lawsuit by two Innu Nations in Quebec against mining giant Rio Tinto. The Innu First Nations of Uashat mak Mani-utenam and Matimekush-Lac John are […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202097 Views

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Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project February 4, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – Following the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision today on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the federal government must ensure that First Nations’ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202091 Views

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Unifor supports request for Northern Pulp decision Supreme Court review

January 23, 2020 HALIFAX – Unifor has joined with Northern Pulp and nine individuals representing the broader forestry industry in a request for judicial review filed today in Nova Scotia Supreme Court. The application seeks a review of Nova Scotia Environment’s (NSE) December 17, 2019 decision regarding Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment facility (ETF) project. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202082 Views

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P.E.I. Mi’kmaq appeal to Supreme Court of Canada over Mill River sale – CBC

‘It is the responsibility of today’s leadership to ensure that our rights are protected’ Jan 13, 2020 P.E.I.’s Mi’kmaq leaders are appealing the sale of the Mill River Resort to the Supreme Court of Canada. In a statement issued Monday, the Mi’kmaq governments said it is their position that Aboriginal rights were not duly considered, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202068 Views

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Winter Newsletter 2020 – Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

As the New Year begins, many of us often set our sights on change. We identify personal goals and put plans in place so that we can achieve them. At my office, we look forward to change too. However, we are keenly interested in broader changes in the system of public services so that the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202077 Views

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An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and Families

An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and Families NOVEMBER 8, 2019 New federal child welfare legislation, An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children youth and families, is coming into force on January 1, 2020. This legislation will bring significant positive changes to First Nations Child and Family Services, while […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2020106 Views

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