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Historic claim settlement for Sipekne’katik and the Millbrook First Nation in Nova Scotia

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada July 15, 2020 — Ottawa, Ontario — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous peoples to renew the relationship based on affirmation of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. A historic agreement has been concluded for the settlement of the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 20206 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada will not hear Mi’kmaq appeal of Mill River sale – CBC

Request for judicial review had been rejected at provincial level Apr 23, 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada has denied a request to appeal a decision denying P.E.I.’s Mi’kmaq people a judicial review of the sale of the Crown land connected to the Mill River resort. As usual, the court gave no reasons for its […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 202035 Views

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Legal experts say injunctions not effective in Indigenous-led land disputes – northeastNOW

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — As demonstrations continue across Canada in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposing a pipeline through their territory, legal experts suggest it’s time to reconsider how injunctions are employed when responding to Indigenous-led protests. The protests began earlier this month when the RCMP moved into Wet’suwet’en territory to enforce a court injunction […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202069 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, 202082 Views

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Mi’kmaq appeal on Mill River land sale dismissed in P.E.I. court – CBC

‘I find that the province fulfilled its duty to consult,’ says Chief Justice Jenkins Nov 13, 2019 The Mi’kmaq of P.E.I. has lost its appeal of the provincial government’s sale of the Mill River resort to a private businessman. The P.E.I. Court of Appeal dismissed both Mi’kmaq requests, to declare the province failed to fulfil […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201988 Views

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Mi’kmaq Confederacy updating members on Hog Island land claim – CBC

Negotiations over Hog Island ongoing with federal government Aug 06, 2019 The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. is hosting information sessions this week about the settlement of a specific land claim for Hog Island — an island off the North Shore. Specific claims are based on historical grievances over issues like unfulfilled treaty obligations, loss of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201980 Views

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Bursting at the seams, Eskasoni gets a much needed expansion – CBC

2 neighbouring properties added to reserve with plans for new high school and long-term care facility Jul 05, 2019 The Eskasoni First Nation just grew by 86.5 hectares, and the band says it couldn’t have come a moment too soon. Two landowners in neighbouring Castle Bay, N.S., sold their properties to Eskasoni a couple of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 2019153 Views

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Mill River appeal raises wider issue of Aboriginal rights over private land, lawyer says – CBC

Case scheduled for P.E.I Court of Appeal May 14 May 13, 2019 The appeal by the Mi’kmaq of P.E.I. over the sale of Crown land in Mill River could have wider implications for how Aboriginal land claims are settled in the future — including land currently owned by private homeowners, says the lawyer representing the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 2019168 Views

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Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq grandmothers to launch land title claim against gas project – Journal Of Commerce

April 22, 2019 HALIFAX — Three Indigenous women described as “grassroots grandmothers” who were arrested recently at a rural construction site north of Halifax have filed a title claim over land where a company plans to build a natural gas storage facility. Their lawyer, Michael McDonald, told the Nova Scotia Supreme Court that the claim […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2019167 Views

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Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq grandmothers to launch land title claim against gas project – Advocate Daily

HALIFAX — Three Indigenous women described as “grassroots grandmothers” who were arrested last week at a rural construction site north of Halifax have filed a title claim over land where a company plans to build a natural gas storage facility. Their lawyer, Michael McDonald, told the Nova Scotia Supreme Court Wednesday the claim is based […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 2019151 Views

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