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5 issues Trudeau needs to deliver to show his government is real – APTN

January 4, 2016 A new year, a new government and the possibility of a new relationshipc. That’s what 2016 promises. Many Aboriginal issues have stagnated for decades making little or no progress. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government will be different. Here are five issues that Trudeau needs to deliver on to prove […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 2016183 Views

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Legal News Roundup for January 5 – CBA

January 5, 2016 Reviving, remaking the court challenges program OpEd – Winnipeg Free Press 15 Saskatchewan lawyers receive Queen’s Counsel designation 620CKRM.com A referendum on electoral reform National Magazine Chrétien’s nemesis is back – and that’s good for access to information The Globe and Mail Tobique First Nation fishery mired in court battles, band council […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 2016184 Views

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How non-indigenous allies can help make TRC recommendations a reality – CBC

January 04, 2016 “Reconciliation is not an aboriginal problem. It is a Canadian problem. It involves all of us. ” – Justice Murray Sinclair, delivering the TRC’s Final Report When it comes to First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their place in Canadian society, 2015 was a watershed year. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission finished its work, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 2016172 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending January 3, 2016 – First People’s Law

January 3, 2016 In the News An Ottawa paper published excerpts of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Government, church, school officials well aware of failure to protect student health, safety: TRC report No single route or experience for Métis children into residential schools: TRC report Aboriginal policy to assimilate, civilize, Christianize, not applied in uniform […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 2016171 Views

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Nova Scotia appoints native educator, lawyer to Human Rights Commission – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 30, 2015 HALIFAX _ The Nova Scotia government has appointed an aboriginal educator and a former councillor to the Human Rights Commission. Mark Furey, acting minister for the Human Rights Act, announced the appointment of Cheryl Knockwood of Membertou and Jerry Blumenthal of Halifax. Furey says commissioners play an important role in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 2016173 Views

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Top 5 Posts of 2015 – First People’s Law

Time to look back on our most read posts of 2015. Here are the top 5. 1. The Case for Denying Indigenous Rights Although it was posted less than a month ago, our skewering of arguments for denying Indigenous rights quickly shot to the top of the charts. 2. What Tsilhqot’in and Grassy Narrows Mean for Treaty […]

by ahnationtalk on December 23, 2015172 Views

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A new year and a new beginning – The Coast Halifax

Truth and reconciliation with Halifax’s urban aboriginal community. They say timing is everything—well now is the time for the urban aboriginal community to begin to develop a new relationship with Halifax Regional Council and the citizens of HRM. With a new year on the way, the possibilities are endless. On December 8, 2015 the mayor […]

by ahnationtalk on December 23, 2015229 Views

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Kelly McParland: Ottawa pleads openness while reducing First Nations transparency – National Post

December 21, 2015 The First Nations Financial Transparency Act is one of those measures that shows how little understanding there is between the country’s First Nations communities, and the vast majority of Canadians who aren’t aboriginals. The goal of the act, brought in by the Conservatives, was to improve transparency in how the aboriginal communities […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2015173 Views

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Indigenization’ hits campuses aiming to give students ‘baseline knowledge’ about First Nations, Metis and Inuit – National Post

December 18, 2015 There’s a new buzzword rolling off the tongues of Canada’s university administrators: indigenization. Campuses are looking for new ways to welcome aboriginal students, recruit aboriginal faculty members and embed indigenous content in the curriculum. Some schools are even requiring all students — no matter what their specialization — to take at least […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2015180 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending December 20, 2015 – First People’s Law

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report. Truth and Reconciliation head calls for action as final report released Truth and reconciliation: Will this time be any different? Doug Cuthand: Time to reconcile Canada’s past with our future Mandryk: Truth and Reconciliation Commission report must not be forgotten Acting on a Truth and Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2015164 Views

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