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July 12, 2024

First Nation challenges nuclear waste decision in federal court

A peaceful rally took place outside the Supreme Court in Ottawa, Ont. in support of Kebaowek First Nation’s judicial review for a nuclear waste storage facility near the Ottawa River. Photo by Eagleclaw Thom Listen to article Canada’s National Observer: A First Nation concerned about approval of a nuclear waste disposal facility near the Ottawa River...

June 12, 2024

Indigenous legal trust backs NSDF challenge

First Peoples Law Report: North Renfrew Times – The Algonquin community challenging the Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) at Chalk River has launched a fundraising campaign to support its legal case. The Kebaowek First Nation filed an application for a judicial review of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s decision to approve construction of the NSDF...

May 28, 2024

Two more First Nations sue three levels of government for treating Red, Assiniboine rivers ‘as part of the sewage system’

Posted: 5:27 PM CDT Monday, May. 27, 2024 Last Modified: 1:25 PM CDT Tuesday, May. 28, 2024  First Peoples Law Report: The Free Press – Two Manitoba First Nations have added their names to a list of Indigenous communities suing the City of Winnipeg, the province and the federal government, claiming $1 billion in damages for sewage...

May 16, 2024

First Nation in B.C. to reactivate judicial review of DFO’s salmon farm virus policy

Fish farms on the coast are being blamed for the decline in Fraser River salmon. Submitted photo.  APTN News: The Canadian Press – A First Nation in British Columbia says it has lost faith in federal plans to remove open net-pens from the province’s ocean salmon farms and is reluctantly relaunching legal action it had on hold...

May 1, 2024

Manitoba First Nations seek billions in damages over Winnipeg sewage spill

Massive February spill into Red River caused signifcant harms for downstream communities: lawsuit CBC News: Eight Manitoba First Nations have filed a lawsuit against the City of Winnipeg, as well as the provincial and federal governments, seeking billions of dollars in compensation for a massive sewage spill earlier this year. A pipe in south Winnipeg burst...

April 24, 2024

Green deputy leader sentenced to 60 days for Fairy Creek old-growth protests

Angela Davidson, also known as Rainbow Eyes, was convicted in January of seven counts of criminal contempt for breaching a court injunction and later her bail conditions. Photo by Glenn Reid Listen to article Canada’s National Observer: The Canadian Press– OTTAWA — The Green Party is decrying a 60-day sentence handed to its deputy leader today...

April 24, 2024

Peguis First Nation launches $1B flood damages lawsuit against feds, province and 2 municipalities

First Nation, forcibly displaced in 1907, claims government failed to provide safe place to live CBC News: Peguis First Nation has filed a $1-billion flood-damages lawsuit against the federal government, the provincial government and two municipalities located upstream of the Ojibway and Cree community in Manitoba’s northern Interlake. In a statement of claim filed before...

December 6, 2023

Manitoba Hydro dams caused decades of harm to Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, lawsuit alleges

Damages inflicted by 2 Laurie River hydro dams ‘happen every day,’ lawyer alleges First Peoples Law Report: CBC News: A northern Manitoba First Nation is suing the province and Manitoba Hydro over two dams it says have been damaging their lands and violating their treaty rights for more than 50 years. Mathias Colomb Cree Nation...