Actions and Commitments: Treaties and Land Claims

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February 2, 2023

The Alberta “Sovereignty” Act and Indigenous Jurisdiction

By Kate Gunn and Cody O’Neil In the final month of 2022, the Alberta government passed the so-called “Sovereignty” Act purporting to limit federal power and expand provincial jurisdiction within Alberta.  First Nations have already raised serious concerns that the Act will erode their treaty rights by concentrating legislative authority in the hands of the provincial government. The Act’s existence also...

June 24, 2022

Lheidli T’enneh declare they are the rights and title holders of their lands

APTN: On Indigenous Peoples Day, the Lheidli T’enneh Nation announced that it, and it alone are the rights and title holders of their lands. The nation also makes it clear resource extraction projects will need their consent in the territory before moving ahead. Lheidli T’enneh First Nation said they’ve never ceded their territory through treaty or war....

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