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New Brunswick RCMP offers Eagle Feather as an option to swear legal oaths

October 22, 2020 Citizens who engage with the New Brunswick RCMP will now have the added option of holding an Eagle Feather when providing statements or being interviewed by a member of the RCMP. Similar to swearing on a bible or making a legal affirmation, all clients will have the option to swear legal oaths […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 2020364 Views

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Innu Solidarity with Joyce Echaquan – OKT Law

The Innu Round Table met on October 8, 2020 in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. The Innu Round Table is a regular trilateral meeting between Labrador Innu representatives and federal and provincial officials, in which the Innu seek to address ongoing difficult issues dealing with programs and services. Systemic racism is a reality that the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 2020285 Views

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Pink Larkin welcomes three new lawyers to its Halifax office – Lexpert

Pink Larkin announced that three new lawyers have joined the firm’s office in Halifax. Laura Rhodes’s practice areas include civil litigation, mediation and arbitration. She has experience in connection with commercial and construction disputes and in municipal, public law, privacy and regulatory matters. Victoria L. Rees, Q.C., has more than three decades of experience in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2020294 Views

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James A. Michael: Supreme Court’s recognition of treaty gives Mi’kmaw fishing rights force of law – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Aug 25, 2020 Re: “DFO, First Nations Rights Reconciliation fisheries negotiation tables ‘are not open to members of industry,’” your Aug. 17 story about a survey commissioned by fishing industry associations as part of their lobbying effort to be included in Department of Fisheries and Oceans consultations with First Nations. To understand this issue, it […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2020314 Views

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Canada: Duty To Consult Requires A Potentially Material Adverse Effect – Mondaq News Alerts

On April 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed, with costs, an application for leave to appeal the PEI Court of Appeal’s decision in Mi’kmaq of P.E.I. v. Province of P.E.I. et. al. (Mill River)1. Mill River, released in November 2019, offered a fresh and helpful perspective on the Crown’s duty to consult. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 2020419 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association Challenges Premier’s Understanding Of Law

INDIGENOUS BAR ASSOCIATION CHALLENGES PREMIER’S UNDERSTANDING OF LAW April 10, 2020 By Alexandria Winterburn, Member-at-large and Brooks Arcand-Paul, Vice President Premier Brian Pallister’s response to the proposed federal legislation on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UN Declaration”) implies Premier Pallister has a callow and concerning understanding of Aboriginal and Treaty […]

by pmnationtalk on April 14, 2020697 Views

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Reaching out – CBA National

A look at initiatives – old and new – to increase diversity in Canadian law schools. Law school is a major life decision for most young people. Role models in one’s community can help to inform the process. Formally launched in January, Black Future Lawyers is a shared initiative of the University of Toronto Faculty […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2020446 Views

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Halifax hosts annual Canadian Association of Black Lawyers conference – HalifaxToday.ca

A roster of speakers from this province and elsewhere has been put together for the conference This year in Ottawa, the Canadian Bar Association addressed diversity and inclusion in its own organization and in the legal profession. A motion was passed without debate defining diversity, as the bar association sees it, at the group’s annual […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 2019439 Views

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Top legal official contradicts Higgs on duty to consult to First Nations – CBC

Deputy attorney-general says ‘the duty to consult is quite clear’ after premier called it vague Oct 11, 2019 The top official in charge of the province’s legal battles has contradicted Premier Blaine Higgs on the duty to consult Indigenous people on resource projects. Earlier this year, Higgs expressed frustration over the legal requirement for consultations, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 2019372 Views

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Nova Scotia Chiefs Respond to New Federal Law Respecting First Nations Children, Youth & Families

June 28, 2019 The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs (Assembly) are pleased with Canada’s decision on Bill C-92 which has now become the first federal law in the area of child welfare – an Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families. Today, the Federal Government has begun to acknowledge that […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 2019432 Views

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