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NL Government: Ministers Table Report on Child Welfare Services to Indigenous Children, Youth and Families 2019-20

June 24, 2021 In the House of Assembly this week, the Honourable John G. Abbott, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, in collaboration with the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation and Labrador Affairs, tabled the Report on Child Welfare Services to Indigenous Children, Youth and Families 2019-20. This report is […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202121 Views

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NL Government: Proposed Amendments to Children, Youth and Families Act Focus on Improving Service Delivery

June 22, 2021 Proposed amendments to the Children, Youth and Families Act underwent second reading in the House of Assembly today. The amendments would build upon the existing legislation by further enhancing service delivery to children and youth in need of protection in Newfoundland and Labrador. The proposed amendments would: Clarify legislative authority to share […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202125 Views

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Wolastoqey chiefs forced to return to the Court of Queen’s Bench to rule on termination of tax revenue sharing agreements

June 22, 2021 (FREDERICTON) – Six Wolastoqey bands have returned to the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick after the Higgs government failed to comply with the requirements of the termination provisions in the tax revenue sharing agreements with the First Nations. An application was made in May to the court to declare that […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202126 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: Process under way to take over child welfare services

The Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development (DHSD) is developing a plan that will eventually see the transfer of child welfare services from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to the Nunatsiavut Government. “For years the Nunatsiavut Government has recognized the need to explore the devolution of child protection services from the provincial government,” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202122 Views

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Commissioners Appointed for the Inquiry into the Treatment, Experiences and Outcomes of Innu in the Child Protection System

June 10, 2021 The following is a joint statement from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Innu Nation: The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Innu Nation today announced the appointment of retired Provincial Court Judge James Igloliorte as Chief Commissioner for the Commission of Inquiry into the Treatment, Experiences and Outcomes […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202146 Views

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N.L.’s Indigenous kids are still being taken away. But the foster-care system is slowly changing – CBC

Jun 08, 2021 Inuit government in Labrador says gains made to keep children close to home Warning: The following story contains upsetting details “Wolf” was just about to finish his coffee when his front door burst open. A social worker, flanked by a police officer, barged in, announcing that Wolf’s children were now in government […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 202122 Views

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Chiefs Support Potlotek’s Case Against DFO in Consultation

May 12, 2021 The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs is furthering their support of Potlotek’s legal proceedings against the Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s Canada (DFO) through the development of a Netukulimk Livelihood Fisheries Collaborative Enforcement Protocol. This Protocol was provided to DFO yesterday under the Terms of Reference for a Mi’kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Consultation […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202143 Views

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Supreme Court ruling could help Indigenous people on Maine border – CBC

Apr 29, 2021 The Peskotomuhkati traditional territory straddles New Brunswick-Maine border A Supreme Court of Canada ruling extending Aboriginal rights to some non-Canadian Indigenous people could have wide-ranging implications for the Peskotomuhkati living on both sides of the Maine-New Brunswick border. The decision says that U.S.-born Indigenous people with historical connections to territory now in Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202144 Views

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Treaty rights at centre of trial of 4 Mi’kmaw fishermen set to begin next month – CBC

Apr 27, 2021 Fishermen argue they have right to fish outside commercial season The trial of four Mi’kmaw fishermen accused of illegal fishing in September 2019 will begin next month in Nova Scotia provincial court. Ashton Joseph Bernard, 31, Arden Joseph Bernard, 22, Rayen Gage Frances, 22, and Zachery Cuevas Nicholas, 34, don’t dispute they were fishing in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 202139 Views

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Sipekne’katik sues Canada’s attorney general, N.S. commercial fishermen over violence – The Chronicle Herald

The Sipekne’katik First Nation has filed a lawsuit against the attorney general of Canada, the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association and its president Colin Sproul, and 28 commercial fishermen in relation to the violence that unfolded around St. Mary’s Bay last fall. Named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit are 43 Sipekne’katik fishermen who either […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 202178 Views

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