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Meet Jolene Ashini: Soon to be the first Labrador Innu lawyer in N.L. – The Peterborough Examiner

January 15, 2024 Jolene Ashini – Contributed Jolene Ashini will soon be the first Labrador Innu person to be called to the bar in Newfoundland and Labrador. Ashini currently lives in Ontario where she completed her education and will soon be called to the bar in Ontario. Following this, she will begin her application to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202451 Views

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Mi’kmaw lawyer accuses Blaine Higgs of fearmongering and ‘deeply racist attitude’ – CBC

Aug 29, 2023 Pamela Palmater says N.B. premier’s move to rework Wolastoqey title claim misrepresents the law A Mi’kmaw legal scholar says New Brunswick’s attempt to get a court to throw out sections of an Aboriginal title claim is just another example of Premier Blaine Higgs’s fearmongering and “deeply racist attitude towards First Nations.” Six […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2023110 Views

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Madawaska First Nation Wins Casino Revenue Sharing Case – OKT

Madawaska First Nation is celebrating a win in its legal challenge of New Brunswick’s refusal to share casino revenue with the First Nation. The New Brunswick Court of Appeal released its decision, found here, ruling in favour of Madawaska First Nation’s challenge of New Brunswick’s decision to deprive the First Nation of casino revenues. In […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2023108 Views

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The Wolastoqey title claim in N.B., a centuries-old issue and the honourable solution – IRPP

New Brunswick never signed a land-sharing treaty and is in violation of laws governing compensation. It’s time for a resource revenue-sharing agreement. July 27, 2022 In New Brunswick, a Mi’kmaw title claim by the Wolastoqey Nations is underpinned by a simple truth: the Mi’kmaw Nation of New Brunswick was unfairly dispossessed from its  traditional territory […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2022139 Views

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NS Government: Lawyers Appointed to the Queen’s Counsel

February 16, 2022 Nine of the province’s lawyers are being awarded the prestigious Queen’s counsel (QC) designation. The QC designation is awarded annually to members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and outstanding contributions to the legal community. “Each one of these individuals is deserving of the honour of the Queen’s counsel title, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2022192 Views

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It touches my heart’: Mi’kmaw lawyer called to the bar in historic ceremony, believed to be 1st for P.E.I. – CBC

Aug 25, 2021 ‘I felt accepted, I felt happy, I felt delighted to put on the ribbon shirt’ Michael Sima is officially a practising lawyer on Prince Edward Island and he’s believed to be the first Indigenous person openly identified to be called to the bar on the Island. Sima, who is Mi’kmaw, has been working as an […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2021267 Views

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Mi’kmaq articled clerk being called to the bar, believed to be a P.E.I. first – CBC

Aug 20, 2021 The bar call itself will be unique and focused on reconciliation A Mi’kmaq articled clerk is being called to the bar on P.E.I. next week, and he’s believed to be the first Mi’kmaq and Indigenous person openly identified to be called to the bar on the Island. Michael Sima has been working with […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 2021346 Views

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New Brunswick First Nations eye court action after tax-sharing cancelled – The Lawyer’s Daily

April 20, 2021 First Nations communities in New Brunswick are eyeing legal action after the province announced it is pulling out of tax-sharing agreements historically aimed at putting money back into reservations. This follows an April 13 announcement by New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs that his Conservative government would not be renewing long-standing revenue sharing […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2021329 Views

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COVID-19 impacting Gladue reports in Nova Scotia – The Lawyer’s Daily

With courts in Nova Scotia having had to cease or scale back operations in response to COVID-19, there has been a resulting downturn in the filing of Gladue reports, says a support worker serving Indigenous residents caught in the province’s justice system. Mona O’Brien, an Indigenous court worker with the Mi’kmaw Legal Support Network (MLSN), […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 2021293 Views

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MB Government: COVID-19 Enforcement Update

November 24, 2020 The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. In total, 79 warnings and 95 tickets were issued last week between Nov. 16 to 22, a significant increase from the week prior, when 54 warnings and 30 tickets were issued. This includes […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 2020395 Views

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