Government Commitments: Treaties and Land Claims

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March 15, 2024

Minister’s update on Haida Nation Aboriginal Title agreement

NationTalk: VICTORIA – Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, has released the following update on the process of formally recognizing Haida Nation’s Aboriginal Title: “Since 2002, the Council of Haida Nation and the Province of B.C. have been preparing for a court case on the question of Aboriginal Title on Haida Gwaii, while...

December 31, 2023

How reconciliation is tied up in the Ring of Fire

In remote Ontario, Marten Falls First Nation hopes to move past more than 100 years of subjugation, as it opens the door to critical minerals development and an all-season road that will change their lives NIALL MCGEE, PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO BY FRED LUM, THE GLOBE AND MAIL MARTEN FALLS FIRST NATION, ONT. PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31,...

November 15, 2023

Canada takes steps to rectify land grab for Pacific Rim park with coastal First Nation 

Ditidaht Chief Judi Thomas, Pacheedaht Chief Jeff Jones and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Gary Anandasangaree celebrate the return of ?A:?b?e:?s, or Middle Beach, by Parks Canada Wednesday. Photo courtesy Parks Canada Listen to article Canada’s National Observer: The federal government and the Pacheedaht First Nation celebrated an agreement Wednesday to return stewardship control over territory taken without...

November 2, 2023

BREAKING: $10B RHT annuities settlement approved

Garden River First Nation last community to sign off on historic settlement agreement between Robinson Huron Treaty beneficiaries, Canada and Ontario; settlement now officially a done deal  First Peoples Law Report: – Garden River First Nation has officially approved the $10-billion settlement agreementbetween Robinson Huron Treaty beneficiaries, Canada and Ontario for unpaid treaty annuity increases dating...

October 19, 2023

Federal Court affirms validity of recognition of Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation’s rights and Indigenous laws regarding its fisheries in agreement with Canada

Organizations representing non-Indigenous commercial fishers had sought to have recognition declared illegal and invalid NationTalk: LISTUGUJ, QC — The Federal Court of Canada has upheld the recognition of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nations’s rights and Indigenous laws regarding its fisheries provided for in a groundbreaking agreement with Canada. The decision, made public on October 12,...

October 19, 2023

Additional New Treaty Boundary Highway Signs Unveiled

NationTalk: Today, the Government of Saskatchewan and the Office of the Treaty Commissioner unveiled a series of new highway signs to be placed in the Estevan, Moosomin, Lanigan and La Ronge areas to highlight more Treaty boundaries across the province – and will be seen by thousands of motorists daily. “I appreciate the ongoing collaboration...

April 26, 2023

New agreements between First Nations and B.C. government a step toward fulfilling Canada’s treaty obligations

First Peoples Law Report: The Conversation – Treaty 8 First Nations and the government of British Columbia have recently concluded two historical agreements on Treaty Land Entitlement and land and resource management.  These agreements are expected to better honour the provincial government’s treaty obligations, significantly change how land is managed and how natural resources are developed in the First...

April 14, 2023

P.E.I.-based Abegweit First Nation signs 5-year fisheries deal with Ottawa

First Nation also receiving DFO funding to restore habitat for Atlantic salmon and eel  CBC News · Posted: Apr 14, 2023 10:19 AM EDT | Last Updated: 10 minutes ago CBC News: Federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Joyce Murray was on Prince Edward Island Friday to sign a deal with Abegweit First Nation Chief Roddy Gould Jr., affirming...

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