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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, 201914 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, 201944 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, 201992 Views

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Nova Scotia court grants injunction against Mi’kmaq protester at Alton Gas site – Advocate Daily

HALIFAX — A judge has granted a temporary order that requires an Indigenous man camped on a Nova Scotia company’s property to move his protest to a site designated by the firm. The company, Alton Natural Gas Storage, is behind a plan to store natural gas in huge underground caverns north of Halifax. The project has been delayed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201949 Views

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Court fight over access to Alton Gas site focuses on Indigenous rights – CBC

Project has been delayed for years because of ongoing protests Mar 12, 2019 Indigenous rights were at the centre of an intense courtroom debate Tuesday as a Nova Scotia company asked a judge to order the RCMP to remove protesters camped on the firm’s property. The company, Alton Natural Gas Storage, is behind a plan […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201970 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach (Ottawa, ON) – Following the introduction of federal legislation on Indigenous child welfare today in Parliament, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said that First Nations children are the first priority […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 201960 Views

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Mi’kmaq Confederacy applauds court decision that recognized man’s Indigenous heritage – CBC

‘It really puts the courts [on] notice, saying that they need to consider the history of an Indigenous person’ Feb 21, 2019 The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. is applauding a recent appeal decision that lessened the sentence of a young Indigenous man who was convicted for drug trafficking. The Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal found that a judge […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201962 Views

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Trial of RCMP related to 2003 Shippagan riots begins – CBC

Force accused of negligence in $38 million lawsuit by owners of bankrupt fish plant Feb 20, 2019 A Moncton court has begun hearing a lawsuit against the RCMP that alleges the force didn’t do its job during the 2003 riots in Shippagan that destroyed the Daley Brothers fish plant and warehouse, several crab fishing boats and hundreds of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201978 Views

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Former Qalipu candidate Eric Tucker files for an injunction in Corner Brook court to stop band election – The Western Star

Eric Tucker is hoping various court actions he is undertaking will not only preserve indigenous status cards for more than 10,000 people, but will also put the upcoming Qalipu election on hold. In late August, the former Meadows resident who currently lives in Ontario filed an application in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201862 Views

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OCYA-NL: Child and Youth Advocate Releases Status Report on Recommendations

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has released the 2017-18 Status Report on Recommendations. This Status Report is issued annually and reports on the progress of all recommendations made by the Child and Youth Advocate to date. This report is very encouraging. As of March 31, 2018 the Office of the Child and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201886 Views

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