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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, 20194 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, 201912 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, 201914 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, 201938 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, 201918 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, 201950 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, 201958 Views

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Media Advisory: Sacred Eagle Feather ceremony

23 July 2019 EDITOR’S NOTE: A ceremony and reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at Government House, 51 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton, to celebrate the partnership between First Nations and the provincial government to introduce the Eagle Feather into New Brunswick’s court system. Elders will be gifting sacred Eagle Feathers during […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201979 Views

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2 Wolastoqey bands sue federal government over access to snow crab fishery – CBC

First Nations have been fighting for rights to fish snow crab for almost 25 years Two First Nations in New Brunswick have filed a lawsuit against the Canadian government over access to the lucrative commercial snow crab fishery. Tobique and Madawaska First Nations are seeking permanent access to snow crab fishing and damages for lost […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201990 Views

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Court decision a victory for journalists covering Indigenous protests – APTN News

March 28, 2019 Today’s decision by the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal is a victory not only for Justin Brake, but for all journalists covering demonstrations, particularly those led by Indigenous peoples. The 29-page decision sided with news media and dealt a blow to parties using injunctions to keep journalists away. “This is ground […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2019116 Views

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