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Feds providing funding for University of Alberta initiative on indigenous law – The Lawyer’s Daily

August 19, 2019 A project at the University of Alberta aimed at the revitalization of Indigenous law and governance has received a boost from the federal government. On Aug. 14, Minister of Justice and Attorney General David Lametti announced $134,127 in funding for the school’s Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge. The lodge, which is a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201912 Views

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Government of Canada supports the Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge and launches a Call for Proposals for the revitalization of Indigenous laws

From: Department of Justice Canada August 14, 2019 – Edmonton, Alberta – Department of Justice Canada The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of revitalizing Indigenous legal systems and the important role that Indigenous law institutes, in partnership with Indigenous communities, can play in the development, use and understanding of Indigenous laws. Today, the Honourable […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 20197 Views

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Opioid-related death statistics released in new Alberta Health study – CTV News

July 9, 2019 A new study from Alberta Health hopes to shed light on the number of opioid-related deaths in the province. The report defines opioid-related deaths as those caused by using drugs such as codeine, morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl, carfentanil and heroin. The latest review looks at 653 deaths across Alberta in 2017. According to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201961 Views

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‘Another step:’ Federal Court judge releases ruling in Cree and Dene – Advocate Daily

EDMONTON — The Federal Court of Canada says it has issued a ruling in Cree and Dene — the first time it’s done so in an Indigenous language. Justice Sebastien Grammond wrote about the importance of including the two languages in a ruling last Friday that overturned the suspension of a First Nations band councillor […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201943 Views

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Division of Powers – Provincial jurisdiction – Aboriginals and reserves – Property and civil rights – The Lawyer’s Daily

May 24, 2019 Appeal by three former members of the Gift Lake Metis Settlement from a decision that found impugned provisions of the Metis Settlements Act were not unconstitutional. The appellants voluntarily registered as Indians under the Indian Act to access health benefits not provided to Metis settlement members. Their memberships in the Metis Settlement […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201967 Views

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Murder conviction appeal claims banning convicted criminals from juries discriminates against Aboriginals – Edmonton Journal

The arguments stem from Jeremy Newborn’s 2012 deadly attack of John Hollar on the Edmonton LRT. The Court of Appeal of Alberta rejected Newborn’s complaint An appeal of an Aboriginal man’s murder conviction — after beating a fellow passenger on the Edmonton LRT in 2012 — argued Alberta’s jury selection is unconstitutional because prohibiting anyone […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 201973 Views

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Revised impaired driving law likely to trigger appeals: Grey – Advocate Daily

New legislation granting police more discretion during roadside checks could soon face court challenges, Alberta Indigenous rights litigator Leighton Grey tells AdvocateDaily.com. Prompted by the legalization of marijuana, Bill C-46 changed Canada’s impaired driving laws and gave police enhanced powers to conduct roadside intoxication tests. Grey, a senior partner with Grey Wowk Spencer LLP, says the legislation is flawed and will undoubtedly face […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 201964 Views

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Advocating for a First Nation’s interests – Canadian Lawyer Magazine

February 4, 2019 Sawridge First Nation has just signed a memorandum of understanding with the federal government to gain further recognition for self-determination. Michael McKinney has seen a dramatic evolution of First Nations self-governance in the last three decades, going from a period of little to no recognition to now a period in which the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201971 Views

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Canada failed to engage, dialogue meaningfully and grapple with real concerns of Indigenous applicants – Law Times

Canada failed to engage, dialogue meaningfully and grapple with real concerns of Indigenous applicants National Energy Board issued report concerning proposed expansion of Trans Mountain pipeline system. Board’s report recommended that Governor in Council approve expansion. Governor in Council accepted Board’s recommendation and issued Order in Council. Applicants brought applications for judicial review of Board’s […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201949 Views

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Alberta’s only Indigenous bencher hopes to offer new perspective – Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Corie Flett is a Fort McMurray lawyer and one of 20 lawyers who serve as benchers on the board of directors of the Law Society of Alberta. Flett was elected in 2017 by members of the LSA to represent the north of the province. She is one of nine women on the board and the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 201985 Views

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