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It’s what my nephew needs:’ Mi’kmaq family hopes court backs Human Rights Tribunal in compensation case – CBC

Hearings to take place over next 2 days in Federal Court Nov 25, 2019 With Jeremy Meawasige’s mother gone and his 25th birthday around the corner, Virginia “Gia” Augustine knows she has to be there for her nephew more than ever before. “Please tell me, ‘I love you,’” Augustine tells Meawasige while they sit on […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201918 Views

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Assembly of First Nations in Court to Challenge Government’s Attempt to Overturn Human Rights Tribunal Ruling on Compensation for First Nations Children and Families

Assembly of First Nations in Court to Challenge Government’s Attempt to Overturn Human Rights Tribunal Ruling on Compensation for First Nations Children and Families (Ottawa, ON): The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is in federal court on Monday, November 25 to oppose the federal government’s Judicial Review of the recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201918 Views

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Recognizing 10 Years of Wellness Courts in Nova Scotia

November 5, 2019 Nova Scotia’s longest-running wellness court in Dartmouth is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Wellness courts provide an alternative path in the justice system for people whose mental health or substance use disorder is the root cause of their criminal offences. The Dartmouth wellness court brings together professionals to help find a restorative solution […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201926 Views

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Improving foster care for Island children

Recommendations to improve the provincial foster care program will benefit foster parents and the health and well-being of Island children in care. There are currently 80 foster families across the Island and approximately 200 children in care of the Province. A recent review of the foster care program, in partnership with the PEI Federation of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201921 Views

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Crown withdraws charge against St. Mary’s chief – CBC

Chief Alan (Chicky) Polchies Jr., who was charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of assault earlier this year, appeared in provincial court Wednesday to hear that his case is done. The charges against Polchies, of St. Mary’s First Nation in Fredericton, stemmed from an incident in March. Court proceedings were put […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201922 Views

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Innu Nation asks federal court to quash NunatuKavut agreement with federal government – CBC

The application also challenges NunatuKavut’s identity as indigenous people under the Constitution Oct 08, 2019 The Innu Nation is again challenging the Indigenous status of the NunatuKavut Community Council, this time in federal court. An application filed Oct. 1 asks the federal court to quash a memorandum of understanding signed by the NCC and federal […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201925 Views

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AMC intervenes at the Supreme Court of Canada in a case that has significant implications for all historically disadvantaged groups

Treaty One Territory, MB – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (the “AMC”) will intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada in a case affecting all historically disadvantaged groups, including First Nations, as the Court sits for the first time outside of Ottawa. The decision on appeal sends the chilling message that when the cost of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201952 Views

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Judge dismisses judicial review of Mount Carleton snowmobile hub – CBC

Sep 26, 2019 Justice Richard Petrie rules Wolastoq Grand Council has no standing to ask for consultation A judge has dismissed two judicial reviews of the Mount Carleton snowmobile hub project. Justice Richard Petrie of Court of Queen’s Bench dismissed the complaints filed by the Wolastoq Grand Council, also referred to as the Maliseet Grand […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201932 Views

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Emergency foster home with focus on Innu culture to open in Sheshatshiu – CBC

Still no movement on 2017 inquiry announcement on overrepresentation of Innu children in care Aug 30, 2019 An emergency foster home to house children in care for short-term stays will soon open its doors in Sheshatshiu, Labrador. It’s another step toward keeping Innu children in their home communities. “We don’t want it to feel like […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201968 Views

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Wolastoqew loggers face charges of unauthorized timber harvesting in New Brunswick – CBC

First Nations forestry association says it’s prepared to fight for right to earn moderate livelihood Aug 21, 2019 Three members of a First Nations firewood harvesting association are facing charges in New Brunswick provincial court Wednesday of illegally harvesting timber from Crown lands. One of the men charged, Patrick Paul of St. Mary’s First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201978 Views

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