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April 8, 2024

The IBA Welcomes The Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in Dickson v Vuntut Gwitchin

NationTalk: OTTAWA, ONT – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) welcomes the recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Court”) in Dickson v Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, 2024 SCC 10 (“Dickson”). In particular, the IBA applauds the Court’s affirmation that the residency requirement section of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation’s (“VGFN’s”) Constitution...

March 28, 2024

Collective rights of Indigenous communities trump individual Charter rights in some cases, Supreme Court rules

The Globe and Mail: Self-governing Indigenous communities have a constitutional right to protect their cultural differences – a collective right that trumps individual rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. The court split three ways in a ruling that broke new legal ground on two issues:...

March 28, 2024

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation responds to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to uphold and protect our First Nation’s Constitution, Treaty and Self-Government rights

NationTalk: The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation welcomes today’s decision of the Supreme Court of Canada. The Court upheld and protected the responsibility for Vuntut Gwitchin leaders elected to Council to live within our Traditional Territory in the community of Old Crow, which is the seat of our government. This responsibility was established in our Constitution...

September 15, 2023

Métis Nation of Ontario commemorates 20th anniversary of landmark Powley Decision

NationTalk: OTTAWA, ON  – September 19, 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Powley Decision, a pivotal moment in Canadian legal history for the Métis Nation. In 2003, the unanimous Supreme Court ruling in R v. Powley cemented a watershed victory for Métis rights recognition. In honour of this historic milestone, the Métis Nation of...

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