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NB Government: Launch of State of the Child Report

20 November 2020 FREDERICTON (GNB) – On World Children’s Day, National Child Day and as part of the Child Rights Education Week, the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate released its annual State of the Child Report today. The launch occurred during a virtual workshop offered as part of the ninth edition of the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 202022 Views

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Wolastoqey Nation: Statement to Members on the Title Claim

A Statement to Our Members For too long, our Aboriginal and Treaty rights have been infringed upon by the Crown and Industry. We can no longer stand idly by as our lands, waters and resources continue to be exploited. We now feel that we are in a position to launch an Aboriginal title claim (“Title […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202036 Views

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Mobs are attacking Indigenous fisheries in Nova Scotia. Here’s what’s going on – Global News

October 19, 2020 A dispute over Mi’kmaq fishing rights in southwestern Nova Scotia escalated this past week into violence, destruction and eventually an angry mob attack on Indigenous-used fishing pounds. Several hundred lobster traps have either been destroyed or seized by non-Indigenous commercial fishermen in the past month, and two Mi’kmaq fishing boats were alleged […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202035 Views

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Wolastoqey seek court declaration of Aboriginal title on their traditional lands

FREDERICTON (Oct. 5, 2020) – The six Wolastoqey Communities in New Brunswick today announced they gave notice under the Proceedings Against the Crown Act to the Crown in right of New Brunswick and Canada that they will be filing a lawsuit seeking the Court’s recognition of the Wolastoqey Nation’s title to lands in New Brunswick. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 2020106 Views

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Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs: The Right to a Moderate Livelihood – 21 Years & Counting

September 17, 2020 Today marks 21 years since the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the Mi’kmaq’s Constitutional right to hunt, fish and gather in the pursuit of a Moderate Livelihood in R v. Marshall. Despite our rights being affirmed by the highest courts in the country, exercising these rights continues to bring frustrations, conflict and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 2020178 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde welcomes Canada’s consent to certification of national class action involving First Nations child and family services, and agreement to proceed to mediation

AFN National Chief Bellegarde welcomes Canada’s consent to certification of national class action involving First Nations child and family services, and agreement to proceed to mediation September 3, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) welcomes Canada’s agreement to the certification of a national class action involving […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 202058 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada: Answers to your questions in regards to the ending of the suspension period caused by COVID-19

Effective September 14, 2020, deadlines that are imposed by the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Supreme Court Act which had been suspended due to COVID-19 will NO LONGER be suspended. Effective September 14, 2020, deadlines that are imposed by an order of the Court, a judge or the Registrar which had […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2020102 Views

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PEI moves to adopt Indigenous courtwork system – TheChronicleHerald.ca

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The P.E.I. government is working to implement a program that could help Indigenous Islanders better navigate the criminal justice system. The province’s most recent budget included a $100,000 allocation to work with the federal government to develop an Indigenous courtwork program. The program would see Indigenous individuals hired to help on- and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202080 Views

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Statement of Concern – Unacceptable Delay in Establishing Inquiry for Innu Children in the Child Protection System

June 15, 2020 “In early September of 2019, I travelled to Nain to release my report on the Provincial Government’s child protection responses to Inuit children. The report contained 33 recommendations and was entitled ‘A Long Wait for Change.’ The title was carefully chosen and reflected the extraordinary and unacceptable amount of time for changes […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2020117 Views

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Nova Scotia government didn’t consult adequately with Sipekne’katik Band, judge rules – TheChronicleHerald.ca

The provincial Environment Department did not consult adequately with the Sipekne’katik Band about aboriginal and treaty rights regarding a facet of the Alton Gas project, a Nova Scotia Supreme Court justice has concluded. “While there had been extensive consultations regarding the potential environmental impacts of the project, the core issue of aboriginal title and treaty […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202092 Views

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