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NunatuKavut Community Council celebrates after court dismisses Innu Nation challenge to federal agreement – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 202425 Views

Jun 13, 2024

Judge says MOU doesn’t recognize NunatuKavut Community Council as having Indigenous rights

NunatuKavut Community Council is celebrating a victory after a judge dismissed a challenge to have an agreement it signed with the federal government thrown out.

On Wednesday, Judge Cecily Y. Strickland rejected the Innu Nation’s application for judicial review of a contested memorandum of understanding between the federal government and the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) that was signed in 2019.

The Innu Nation had argued the agreement gave federal recognition to a group it considers to be illegitimate.

In her decision, Strickland said the agreement does not actually recognize NCC as having Indigenous rights.

“I agree with NCC that there is no direct link or causal connection between the Crown conduct, the entering into the MOU, and any possible adverse impacts to the applicant’s Section 35 Rights,” she wrote.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nunatukavut-federal-court-1.7233543

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