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June 29, 2023
In Brief: Ontario Court Weighs in on Treaty Rights and Land Back
First Peoples Law Report By Kate Gunn and Tyler SwanChippewas of Saugeen First Nation v. Town of South Bruce Peninsula et al., 2023 ONSC 2056 What it’s about The Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that lands promised to the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation under Treaty 72 should be returned to the First Nation as...
May 22, 2023
Snuneymuxw reclaims kwula’xw in Land Back deal that will bring members home
“We are working to ensure more of our people can live here and thrive as the Ancestors intended,” Snuneymuxw Chief Michael Wyse explains NationTalk: The Discourse – Snuneymuxw Chief Michael Wyse (Xumtilum) grew up fishing at the kwula’xw village site with his grandfather — a place that has been cared for by his community for...
March 2, 2023
Land back is complicated. Here’s what we can learn from a B.C. island returned to the Saanich people
First Nations aren’t able to simply accept land as a gift, says lawyer CBC News: When Tara Martin was a little girl, she and her mother would launch a tin rowboat from Salt Spring Island, where they lived, and row between the many islands that dot the Salish Sea to go fishing. She remembers looking at a...
February 22, 2023
Anishinabek Nation leadership calls for land back at Economic Development, Lands and Resources Forum
NationTalk: Anishinabek News: NORTH BAY — Ogimaa Scott McLeod of Nipissing First Nation had a caveat for those sharing ideas and strategy on economic sovereignty from 39 Anishinabek Nation member First Nations represented at the Anishinabek Nation Economic Development, Lands and Resources Forum from February 14-16 in North Bay. For the hybrid three-day event where...
January 10, 2023
Whose Land Are You On? What to Know About the Indigenous Land Back Movement | Lindsey Schneider |TED
NationTalk: Land thrives in Indigenous hands, and there are real, tangible ways you can help return what was stolen by colonizers from tribes across North America. Indigenous scholar Lindsey Schneider addresses the ill-gotten legacy of settler colonialism with an introduction to the Land Back movement: the push to return stewardship of the Earth to its...
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