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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, 201928 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, 201955 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, 201961 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, 201954 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, 201959 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, 201942 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, 201975 Views

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Aboriginal Consultation Office Publish Revised Joint Operating Procedures – Fasken

On October 31, 2018, the Alberta Energy Regulator (“AER”) and the Aboriginal Consultation Office (“ACO”) released the revised Joint Operating Procedures for First Nation Consultation on Energy Resource Activities (PDF) (“JOP”). The purpose of the JOP is to administer and coordinate the operations of the AER and ACO on energy applications in a manner that […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201865 Views

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Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew

Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew October 19, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Following today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding Mikisew Cree First Nation stating that the federal government does not need to consult with First Nations prior to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2018102 Views

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This week at the SCC – Canadian Lawyer

October 9, 2018 The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals this week, its first of the fall session. The first two appeals involve charges of sexual assault against Indigenous persons, while the third concerns an alleged Charter breach in a search-and-seizure case. Civil procedure, class actions: While a student at an Indian residential […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201882 Views

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