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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, 202038 Views

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It’s hopeful’: New Indigenous child welfare law prompts questions, optimism in Alberta – CBC

‘It’s an opportunity for the Indigenous community … for us to take control of our families’ Jan 31, 2020 The provincial government has questions about new federal law that affirms Indigenous jurisdiction over child intervention services, but some who work in the field say they are optimistic about the change. The new rules recognize inherent […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202066 Views

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Aboriginal Lands – Crown title – Consultation and accommodation – The Lawyer’s Daily

Appeal by the First Nation from a decision dismissing its application for judicial review of the Province’s decision to sell Crown land comprising a golf course and resort. Since the appellant had previously given notice to the Province that it intended to bring a claim for Aboriginal title to all of Prince Edward Island, the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202065 Views

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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, 2019180 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, 201967 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, 2019142 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, 2019124 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, 2019132 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, 2019147 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, 2019142 Views

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