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Request for Public Comment for Siksika Nation Trespass By-law NO. 2021-01

On September 9, 2021, Siksika Nation Chief and Council conducted a fourth and final reading of the Siksika Nation Trespass By-law No. 2021-01. BEING A BY-LAW OF THE SIKSIKA NATION WITH A PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING RULES FOR THE REMOVAL AND PUNISHMENT OF PERSONS TRESPASSING ON THE SIKSIKA NATION RESERVE #146 OR FREQUENTING THE RESERVE FOR […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 202122 Views

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Impacts on IBA Benefits Trigger Consultation – Fasken

Indigenous Law Bulletin On July 19, 2021, the Federal Court released its judgment in Ermineskin Cree Nation v. Canada (Environment and Climate Change), 2021 FC 758. The Court ruled that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change (the “Minister”) breached the Crown’s duty to consult Ermineskin Cree Nation (“Ermineskin”) prior to designating the Vista Coal […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 202137 Views

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Lawyers call for International Criminal Court investigation into mass grave of Indigenous children – Calgary Herald

Jun 03, 2021 The letter, signed by 15 Canadian lawyers, seeks potential prosecution of ’employees, agents and actors’ of the Vatican and Canada A group of Canadian lawyers, spearheaded by a Calgary counsel, is calling on the International Criminal Court to investigate the Government of Canada and the Vatican for crimes against humanity over their […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 202147 Views

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RAPID Response protects rural Albertans

Apr 01, 2021 The launch of RAPID Response on April 1 puts 140 more peace officers on guard for rural Albertans when they need help from law enforcement. As part of the provincial government’s Rural Alberta Provincial Integrated Defence (RAPID) Response initiative, Alberta’s fish and wildlife officers are now available to help the RCMP answer […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 2021180 Views

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Site Rehabilitation Program Periods 5 and 6 Further Expand Program Scope – Bennett Jones

On February 1, 2021, the Government of Alberta launched Period 5 and Period 6 of the Site Rehabilitation Program (SRP), including additional information within the updated Site Rehabilitation Guidelines. As noted in our earlier blog post, following update, and discussions of Period 2, Period 3 and Period 4, the SRP administers funding to eligible oil field […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 202171 Views

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Reconciliation, resilience part of new Indigenous cultural competency training – The Lawyer’s Daily

October 20, 2020 The Law Society of Alberta (LSA) has approved a mandatory Indigenous cultural competency training program which will launch next year. The program, approved by the law society’s board is the Path, a six-hour series of online modules which deals with such topics as the cultural and historical differences between First Nations, Inuit, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2020102 Views

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President’s Message: Introduction of Mandatory Indigenous Cultural Competency Training

In February, we suspended the mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) filing requirement for the profession for the years 2020 and 2021. This will allow us to rebuild a competence model that aspires to empower and equip lawyers to provide the best legal services they can to all Albertans. Our goal with rebuilding the CPD program […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 2020123 Views

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Alberta’s New Liability Management Framework And A Backgrounder On The Evolving Site Rehabilitation Program – Gowling WLG

17 August 2020 In an effort to address the growing number of inactive and abandoned oil and gas wells and sites requiring reclamation, the Government of Alberta recently announced a new framework to manage oil and gas liabilities. The long awaited Liability Management Framework is the latest step in reforming the management, funding, and approach […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 2020182 Views

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Legal Aid Alberta joins fighting the fear of the legal system within the Indigenous community. – CTV News

June 25, 2020 CALGARY — The Calgary Indigenous Court opened in September 2019 and Legal Aid lawyers are still looking for ways to guide First Nations people through the process. One of the biggest obstacles they’ve encountered is First Nations people’s fear and lack of trust in the legal system. “When we say it’s a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 2020163 Views

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Canada: Fort McKay V. Prosper Boards, Tribunals And The Honour Of The Crown – Mondaq News Alerts

The Alberta Court of Appeal recently held in Fort McKay First Nation v Prosper Petroleum Ltd, 2020 ABCA 163, that boards and tribunals are responsible for upholding the honour of the Crown where their decisions may affect an aboriginal right, regardless of whether it also assesses Crown-aboriginal consultations. The decision, while unique due to various […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 2020214 Views

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