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June 14, 2024

Nunatsiavut government demands Liberal MP’s demotion over NunatuKavut comments

Nunatsiavut ‘deeply concerned,’ wants Yvonne Jones removed from parliamentary secretary posts CBC Indigenous: The Nunatsiavut government of northern Labrador wants a Liberal MP demoted over “inaccurate comments” she made praising a court ruling concerning NunatuKavut Community Council. Yvonne Jones, who represents Labrador in the House of Commons, was among those celebrating when a Federal Court...

June 12, 2024

Court dismisses Innu Nation challenge against recognition of disputed Labrador group

Contested MOU doesn’t recognize NunatuKavut Community Council as having Indigenous rights, judge rules CBC Indigenous The Federal Court has dismissed the Innu Nation’s court challenge against federal recognition of a Labrador group making disputed assertions of Inuit identity. Judge Cecily Y. Strickland on Wednesday rejected the Innu Nation’s application for judicial review of a contested memorandum of understanding...

June 11, 2024

Canada: International Delegation to Attend Trial of Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders

NationTalk: A delegation of Amnesty International representatives from France, Germany, the United States and Canada will attend the trials of criminalized land defenders from the Wet’suwet’en Nation in Smithers, British Columbia the week of 17 June. The delegates will be there to watch the criminal court proceedings and be in solidarity with the criminalized defenders,...

June 5, 2024

‘Cry out for justice’: Mercury poisoning provokes lawsuit

After the press conference, the Grassy Narrows delegation marched to Queen’s Park to deliver their statement of claim to Premier Doug Ford. However, they were denied entry to the building by the police. Photo by Abdul Matin Sarfraz/National Observer  WE STILL NEED $3,300 TO MAKE OUR BUDGET. WILL YOU CHIP IN? Goal: $100k $96,637 Donate...

May 7, 2024

Lawsuit filed by Chiefs of Ontario alleges Indigenous Affairs minister ‘made threats’ to organization over legal action

Statement of claim alleges that other ministers closed off communications after lawsuit was filed.  Chiefs of Ontario Grand Chief Glen Hare speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Ontario legislature in Toronto.  APTN News: Ontario’s minister of Indigenous affairs “made threats” to the head of the Chiefs of Ontario after notice was given...

January 5, 2024

First Nation appeals court decision

B.C. Supreme Court ruling could transform the mining claims system in Canada     Fly camp with Lindquist Peak in the distance on the Deer Horn property, 120 kilometres south of Smithers, B.C. Courtesy of Tony Fogarassy  First People’s Law Report: CIM Magazine – Leaders of the Gitxaała Nation applauded a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling that...

December 9, 2023

U.S. Indigenous group in Canada competes for territorial claims against Canadian Indigenous nations

NATHAN VANDERKLIPPEINTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT NELSON, B.C. FOR SUBSCRIBERS The Globe and Mail: PUBLISHED YESTERDAY UPDATED 4 HOURS AGO A U.S. Indigenous group has established a formal presence in British Columbia and is pushing for government recognition and funding, two years after a Canadian Supreme Court ruling declared it “an Aboriginal people of Canada.” The office of the Sinixt...

October 31, 2023

Indigenous staff press ahead with discrimination lawsuit against on-reserve oil and gas agency

Lead plaintiff calls allegations ‘disturbing’ CBC Indigenous: Indigenous civil servants are seeking Federal Court certification for a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging systemic racism and chronic toxicity at the Canadian government’s on-reserve oil and gas agency. The plaintiffs filed a batch of affidavits last month, detailing allegations of pervasive bullying, discrimination, harassment and intimidation at Indian Oil...

October 24, 2023

Make a decision on the MNO’s historic communities, judge tells Métis National Council

“We have certainly the better side of the litigation and it’s unfortunate that that the MNC had to, without the need to, bring these grievances in the form of litigation…” — Rahool Agarwal, legal counsel for the Manitoba Métis Federation At right is the Métis National Council President Cassidy Caron, and at left is David...

September 27, 2023

Aboriginal Rights as a Tool of Colonialism: Part Two: First Peoples Law Report

Aboriginal Rights as a Tool of Colonialism: Part TwoBy Bruce McIvorYou can read Part One of Aboriginal Rights as a Tool of Colonialism here.  The Constitution Act, 1982 held the promise of a new day for the recognition of Indigenous rights. Section 35 recognized and affirmed the existing Aboriginal and treaty rights of Aboriginal people. But when the...

August 18, 2023

Algonquins get green light to sue over recognition of Ontario Métis groups

Province in ‘open water’ on competing First Nations-Métis claims, appeal court holds CBC News: The Algonquin Nation is free to sue the Ontario government over the 2017 recognition of Métis communities on unceded Algonquin territory, the province’s top court has ruled. In a unanimous decision rendered Thursday, the Ontario Court of Appeal rejected a bid...

August 9, 2023

Quebec Superior Court can hear case calling on removal of Gov. Gen. due to lack of French

A judge rejected Ottawa’s arguments that such a case must be heard in federal court CBC News: Quebec Superior Court has the jurisdiction to hear a case calling on Gov. Gen. Mary Simon to be removed from her post because she cannot speak French, according to a Quebec Superior Court judge.  The Attorney General of...

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