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Indigenous identity at core of Qalipu trial in St. John’s – SaltWire

Final arguments are to be heard next week ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Testimony has wrapped up, but observers across the country are interested to see what comes of a court case in St. John’s involving a group of Mi’kmaw residents whose memberships in the Qalipu First Nation were revoked when a new point system was […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 20238 Views

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For those rejected from Qalipu First Nation, a court challenge is about more than a status card – CBC

Jan 20, 2023 First week of the trial wraps up on Friday A long-awaited court challenge against criteria for membership in Qalipu First Nation began this week, and for dozens of people who came to watch the proceedings in St. John’s, the outcome of the case represents more than a status card. On Thursday, Pauline […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 20239 Views

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Qalipu First Nation enrolment controversy reaches ‘pivotal point’ as court challenge begins – CBC

Jan 16, 2023 Group wants 2013 supplemental agreement abolished The long-simmering fight over membership in Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation is entering a new chapter Monday, as a group of people rejected in a controversial enrolment process head to court. The Friends of Qalipu Advocacy Association is challenging a 2013 supplemental agreement between the federal government […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202316 Views

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KMK: Fisheries Act Case Discontinued

December 19, 2022 After careful thought and deliberation, Potlotek First Nation and the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs have decided to discontinue the ongoing civil case filed to test the provisions of the Fisheries Act in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court (Trial Division).  Instead, the Assembly has decided it will put its efforts and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 202227 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: Recognizing tremendous efforts of foster families

October 20, 2022 The Nunatsiavut Government would like to highlight and commend the tremendous efforts of those who provide safe, nurturing and supportive homes for foster children to grow, develop and flourish. The contributions of foster parents have positive long-term impacts a child’s life by allowing them to remain connected to family, community and culture. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202230 Views

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Sipekne’katik sues RCMP, fishermen over violence in 2020 – CBC

Suit says fishermen intimidated band members who launched self-regulated lobster fishery Oct 18, 2022 Members of the Sipekne’katik First Nation, including Chief Mike Sack, have started a lawsuit against the RCMP and some fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia over a dispute that erupted into violence two years ago. The suit filed Oct. 13 in Nova […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202288 Views

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Millbrook First Nation councillor fighting cannabis charge on constitutional grounds – APTN News

Oct 11, 2022 Chris Googoo, a councillor in Millbrook First Nation in Nova Scotia was supposed to go court Tuesday to set a trial date for two charges of breaching the province’s cannabis laws. Instead, Googoo told the court that he plans on fighting the charges based on section 35 rights under the constitution. After […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202234 Views

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Defence lawyer says more detail is needed in case against Indigenous fishers – CBC

Aug 16, 2022 Judge gives plaintiff’s lawyer 30 days to amend her statement of claim The case of a commercial fisher who’s suing Indigenous groups continued in Saint John on Tuesday. The case began in April, when Mary Ann Holland applied to the Court of Queen’s Bench for an injunction to stop Indigenous fishers from […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 202262 Views

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Former N.B. attorney general tapped by Indian day school survivors for help with resubmission fight – CBC

Jul 08, 2022 Resubmissions or changes to compensation level not allowed in day school settlement Some day school survivors in New Brunswick are paying $500 each to Lamrock’s Law to help them try and change their level of compensation after filing a claim, despite the settlement’s class counsel saying this is not possible. Members of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202257 Views

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Tobique First Nation Adopts Dedicated Child Welfare Act – 91.9 The Bend

Jun 16, 2022 Wolastoqewiyik Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation) made history on June 8 after becoming the first Wolastoqey nation in the country to ratify its own Child and Family Well-Being Act. Similar to the federal government’s C-92, also known as the Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, it empowers Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 202266 Views

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