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Métis Nation of Ontario and Métis Nation of Alberta Successful in Joint Intervention before Supreme Court of Canada

[OTTAWA – October 1, 2021] Ottawa, ON – Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in City of Toronto v Ontario (Attorney General). This case was about the fairness of a municipal election in one city, but the decision also raised the issue of how Canada’s Constitution is to be interpreted and the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202116 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases mandatory reviews concerning nine young people

September 21, 2021 Themes of family violence, importance of cultural connections, need to support for young people transitioning out of government care Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate released reviews into the circumstances of nine young people who passed away between October 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. The mandatory reviews includes three […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202135 Views

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First Nations women sue Ottawa alleging systemic racism against Indigenous public servants – APTN News

Sep 14, 2021 Former and current public servants seeking $25 million in punitive damages A former and current public servant, who are both First Nations women, are suing the Canadian government alleging widespread systemic racism in the federal Indigenous agencies and departments. Yvette Zentner and Letitia Wells are the lead plaintiffs in a proposed class-action […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202127 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases systemic review concerning nine young people

September 7, 2021 Thorough assessment, information-sharing, and collaboration among service providers are key areas of  recommendation “There is legislation in place such as the Children First Act which works to promote the well-being, safety and security of children and families by allowing for information-sharing and collaboration between service providers,” said Del Graff, Provincial Child and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 2021122 Views

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AFN Bulletin – August 5, 2021 – Lac Seul Wins Supreme Court of Canada Appeal, Decision Sets Precedent for Equitable Compensation

AFN Bulletin – August 5, 2021 – Lac Seul Wins Supreme Court of Canada Appeal, Decision Sets Precedent for Equitable Compensation SUMMARY: Lac Seul First Nation has won an appeal to have damages reviewed for historical flooding on its lands and confirming the Crown’s fiduciary duties to Indigenous peoples. The Supreme Court of Canada on […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2021113 Views

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Inexplicably frozen’: Judge quashes Ottawa’s Coalspur order as it failed to consult with Ermineskin Cree Nation – Financial Post

Jul 23, 2021 Comes just weeks after a federal policy statement on thermal coal all but sent Coalspur’s Vista expansion up in smoke Coalspur Mines Ltd.’s controversial Vista mine expansion project is no longer subject to the federal impact assessment process, a federal judge ruled this week. The Federal Court ruling quashed a June 2020 […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 202170 Views

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Métis Governments Look Forward to Meeting

OTTAWA (June 23, 2021) – The Métis National Council (MNC) Board of Governors meeting originally scheduled for June 22 has been postponed pending the outcome of a court hearing in the coming weeks. The leadership of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA), Métis Nation – Saskatchewan (MNS), Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) and Métis Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 2021123 Views

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First Nations Say PlayAlberta Is Unregulated – GamingPost.ca

April 09 2021 First launched in the fall of 2020, provincial online gambling platform PlayAlberta.ca caters to the needs of Alberta’s gaming enthusiasts. Two First Nations are now dragging the provincial government as well as gaming regulator the Alberta Gaming, Liquor, and Cannabis Commission to court. According to Southern Alberta First Nations Stoney Nakoda and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 202175 Views

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OCYA_AB: Child and Youth Advocate releases latest mandatory reviews concerning 10 young people

Using accessible language and highlighting the actions and results of the province’s youth suicide prevention plan are key recommendations Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate released reviews into the circumstances of 10 young people, nine of whom passed away between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020. This report also includes a young […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202183 Views

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First Nations launch legal challenge to coal mining on Alberta’s Eastern Slopes – Calgary Herald

Feb 04, 2021 Siksika First Nation is launching a legal challenge against the province’s decision to rescind its coal policy, effectively allowing open-pit coal mining in the Rockies. The coal policy, launched in 1976, aimed to protect parts of the Rocky Mountains from open-pit mining and designated the area, from Jasper to Waterton National Parks, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202199 Views

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