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July 17, 2024

Chronicling the Tŝilhqot’in Battles in War and the Courts

A book by a retired UBC professor and a Tŝilhqot’in Chief tells the story behind a landmark title case. The Tyee: As Chief Roger William speaks about the 1864 Tŝilhqot’in War, it strikes me that he could as easily be talking about the Supreme Court of Canada decision that followed 150 years later, granting Aboriginal title to...

July 5, 2024

Northern Ont. First Nation approves $110K minimum payouts from $200M settlement

CTV News: Northern Ontario – The Garden River First Nation council will provide a minimum payout of $110,000 per registered citizen from the Robinson Huron Treaty settlement funds. “Our priority is to ensure that each registered citizen receives benefits from this settlement,” Chief Karen Bell said in a news release this week. The Garden River...

April 11, 2024

First Nation in Yukon celebrates ‘landmark’ court win against proposed mining exploration

Na-Cho Nyak Dun says case affirms government acted ‘unlawfully and dishonourably.’ APTN NEWS: The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun (FNNND) is celebrating a recent court decision over proposed mining exploration on its land. “We are very pleased by the Court of Appeal’s decision,” said Chief Dawn Hope. The “landmark case” dismisses an appeal by...

November 19, 2023

Natural allies’: Why some Indigenous advocates, Palestinians feel connected

The Toronto Star: Wearing shimmering blue ribbon dresses and donning brightly coloured medallions, The Bearhead Sisters cut a vivid scene as they made their way onto the ice amid an endless mass of hockey jerseys. As their voices came together for a resounding rendition of the Canadian national anthem, sung in the Stoney Nakoda language,...

August 1, 2023

Canada settles Treaty Salaries specific claims with fourteen First Nations under Treaty 4 and Treaty 6

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada NationTalk: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – Today, the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations announced the settlement of fourteen Treaty Salaries specific claims. This achievement marks another step toward rebuilding Canada’s relationship and addressing the historical grievances to these communities. The specific claims arise from Canada’s...

July 31, 2023

Big River Camps issues apology for trespassing on Labrador Inuit Lands

NationTalk: As part of a proposed out-of-court settlement with the Nunatsiavut Government, representatives from Big River Camps (2012) Ltd. issued a public apology today in Makkovik for trespassing on Labrador Inuit Lands. In December 2017, the Nunatsiavut Government filed a lawsuit against the company – which owns and operates a sports-fishing camp on the Big...

July 26, 2023

Gitanmaax Reaches Major Milestone with Settlement of Historical Claim Against Canada

NationTalk: GITANMAAX, BC, July 26, 2023 – The Gitanmaax Band Council is pleased to announce the settlement of a specific claim originally filed with Canada in 2001. The claim involved breaches of Canada’s legal obligations to Gitanmaax in the surrender, or transfer, of approximately 36 acres of reserve lands in 1948. Gitanmaax surrendered the reserve...

June 19, 2023

Robinson Huron Treaty Leadership, Ontario and Canada announce proposed settlement and next steps in Treaty annuities court case

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada NationTalk: Crown-Indigenous relations and Northern Affairs Canada: (Robinson Huron Treaty Territory, Ontario) — Crown–Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Affairs and Robinson Huron Treaty Litigation Fund Today, the Robinson Huron Treaty Litigation Fund leadership and representatives of the governments of Canada and Ontario attended a...

May 17, 2023

‘A really very big deal for us’: 3 Mi’kmaw First Nations excited about moderate livelihood fisheries

Potlotek, We’koqma’q and Eskasoni are sharing 4,600 lobster traps around Cape Breton CBC News: Three Mi’kmaw communities are celebrating their dramatically increased roles in the lobster fishery around Cape Breton Island this spring. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced Tuesday it has renewed moderate livelihood understandings with Potlotek and We’koqma’q, and now Eskasoni has joined them....

May 3, 2023

McLeod Lake Indian Band, Province sign agreements to protect treaty rights

NationTalk: VICTORIA – The Province of B.C. and McLeod Lake Indian Band have reached new agreements outlining how co-management and stewardship of the land and natural resources in the Nation’s territory will evolve. “These agreements prioritize sustainability, fair distribution of benefits and Treaty Rights,” said Chief Harley Chingee, McLeod Lake Indian Band. “Not only will...

October 11, 2022

Whitecap Dakota Nation votes to become first self-governing Indigenous nation in Saskatchewan

The Whitecap Dakota First Nation membership votes to become Saskatchewan’s first self-governing Indigenous nation, which will no longer be under the control of the Indian Act. File / Global News Global News: Members of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation (WDFN) voted in favour of becoming the first self-governing Indigenous nation in Saskatchewan. In a release, Chief Darcy Bear,...

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