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Province, PAGC to continue partnership on Indigenous child welfare project – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

The PAGC is in the process of recruiting and training 50 First Nations and Metis foster parents in order to provide culturally-appropriate homes. In the midst of its successes, the provincial government and the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) have opted to continue working together on a foster care project that gives First Nations and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20209 Views

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An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and Families

An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and Families NOVEMBER 8, 2019 New federal child welfare legislation, An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children youth and families, is coming into force on January 1, 2020. This legislation will bring significant positive changes to First Nations Child and Family Services, while […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202029 Views

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Carbon tax and Trans Mountain court battles wrapping up – CityNews Edmonton

Dec 18, 2019 CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Two court cases that could have a major impact on Alberta are getting ready to wrap up. Final arguments are expected to conclude Wednesday for Alberta’s carbon tax challenge and an Indigenous objection to the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion on the west coast. The United Conservative government argues […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201948 Views

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‘You can call anything a national concern:’ Alberta questions federal carbon tax – Energeticcity.ca

December 16, 2019 EDMONTON — Allowing Ottawa’s carbon tax law to stand would give the federal government a tool it could use to repeatedly chip away at provincial powers, lawyers for the Alberta government argued Monday. “If you uphold this legislation, you’re opening the door to exactly that type of thing,” Peter Gall told a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201938 Views

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Alberta court to hear province’s appeal of federal carbon tax – CTV News

December 16, 2019 EDMONTON — About a year ago, Alberta’s United Conservative Party leader stood in front of 1,500 raucous supporters and called the federal carbon tax an act of “economic masochism” that he would fight with everything in his power if he were elected premier. Jason Kenney did win the election last spring, and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 201948 Views

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Alberta Court of Appeal to live stream carbon tax reference case – CBC

Court of Appeal to hear arguments Dec. 16, 17 and 18 Dec 10, 2019 Next week’s arguments before the Alberta Court of Appeal on the constitutionality of the federal carbon tax will be live streamed, following precedents set in Ontario and Saskatchewan. The reference case on the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act will be heard […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201965 Views

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Alberta Court Rejects Fort McKay “Métis” Community Association’s Claim to Crown Consultation

MNA’s Right to Consult on Behalf of its Citizens Upheld November 29, 2019 (Edmonton, AB) — The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has dismissed a lawsuit, in its entirety, filed by an organization called the Fort McKay Métis Community Association (“FMMCA”) against the Métis Nation of Alberta (“MNA”). In the lawsuit, the FMMCA asked the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201952 Views

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OCYA-AB: Child and Youth Advocate releases special report on young adults leaving government care

Edmonton…Alberta’s Child and Youth Advocate has completed a special report on the experiences of six young people who passed away over nine months in 2018, and had received support from Children’s Services through Support and Financial Assistance Agreements (SFAAs). Within the same nine months, the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) responded to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201972 Views

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Assembly of First Nations in Court to Challenge Government’s Attempt to Overturn Human Rights Tribunal Ruling on Compensation for First Nations Children and Families

Assembly of First Nations in Court to Challenge Government’s Attempt to Overturn Human Rights Tribunal Ruling on Compensation for First Nations Children and Families (Ottawa, ON): The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is in federal court on Monday, November 25 to oppose the federal government’s Judicial Review of the recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201934 Views

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Eagle feathers, like the Bible, now an option for swearing oaths in all Alberta courts – The Globe and Mail

As the first Treaty First Nation person to receive a law degree from the University of Alberta, Wilton Littlechild requested – and received – special permission to swear the oath required of new lawyers with a sacred eagle feather. Almost 42 years later, the Treaty Six Grand Chief found himself holding back tears during a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201930 Views

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