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Cochrane Saxberg representing Little Red River Cree Nation, from Treaty 8 territory in Alberta, in the development of their child and family law! – Cochrane Saxberg

Managing Partner, Harold (Sonny) Cochrane, Q.C., and Associate Robyn Fraser are pleased to lead our legal team in representing Little Red River Cree Nation, from Treaty 8 territory in Alberta, in the development of their child and family law! Sonny and Robyn recently met with the Chief and Council and members of the legal development […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 202120 Views

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Cochrane Saxberg is proud to announce that two new lawyers have joined the firm: Season Roulette and Melissa Serbin!

Season will be practicing in the areas of first nation governance, labour and employment law, child protection and indigenous law. Please click here for her bio: https://lnkd.in/errmd5zX Melissa will be practicing in the areas of child protection, civil litigation, criminal, and indigenous law. Please click here for her bio: https://lnkd.in/eGhDBqVN NT5

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 202118 Views

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Advance Costs and Indigenous Rights at the Supreme Court – First Peoples Law

November 9, 2021 Last week we had the privilege of representing the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta in their intervention in the Beaver Lake advance costs appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada. As we outlined in our earlier post, Beaver Lake will clarify when and under what circumstances courts will require federal and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 202118 Views

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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, 202149 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, 202168 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, 202173 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, 2021204 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, 202193 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, 2020122 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, 2020145 Views

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