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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, 202024 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, 202045 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, 2020106 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, 202091 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, 2020113 Views

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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, 2020126 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, 2020145 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, 2020122 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, 2019248 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, 2019143 Views

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