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Greater Land Protection Across Nova Scotia

October 14, 2020 Nova Scotia has extensive coastline, pristine lakes and rivers, diverse ecosystems and an array of scenic views. Government is committed to protecting the province’s land and waterways with the addition of 10 more designated protected areas. Two of the areas will be recognized with Mi’kmaw names. “Nova Scotia is one of the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2020371 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, 2020467 Views

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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, 2020487 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, 2020328 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, 2020432 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, 2020481 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, 2019411 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, 2019408 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, 2019463 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, 2019482 Views

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