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Commentary: Historical lawsuit affirms Indigenous laws on par with Canada’s – Folio

Superior Court of Ontario decision informed by Anishinaabe principles could signal long-needed correction in treaty relations, says U of A legal scholar. There is a tired joke, a standard for…

Feds poised to bolster RCMP accountability – OHS Canada

Jan. 17, 2019 OTTAWA – The federal government is poised to try to improve RCMP accountability by placing some external eyes on the national police force. Public Safety Minister Ralph…

When Indigenous Assert Rights, Canada Sends Militarized Police – TheTyee.ca

It’s become routine, but ignores latest law on rights and title, say experts. The use of heavily armed RCMP to enforce a court injunction and tear down an Indigenous blockade…

Corporations don’t seem to understand Indigenous jurisdiction – The Conversation CA

Jan. 17, 2019 Indigenous jurisdiction is at the centre of the dispute over the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The same is true of the Trans Mountain expansion. In both cases, the corporations involved…

Oilpatch CEOs support Indigenous bid for Trans Mountain – CBC

First Nations organizing pitch to federal government to buy pipeline Jan 17, 2019 Some oilpatch CEOs are supporting a bid by Indigenous groups in Western Canada to purchase the Trans…

Sioux tribes in U.S. call out Trump after racist, and disrespectful Wounded Knee, Pocahontas tweet – APTN News

January 16, 2019 Sioux tribes in South Dakota are demanding that U.S. President Donald Trump apologize to Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren after issuing a racist tweet. On Sunday, Trump…

Internal struggle, external impact – Prince George Citizen

January 15, 2019 There are few problems that appear more intractable for Canada than the question of Aboriginal rights and title. As protests to the west by Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs…

Tiny We’koqma’q First Nation fire department ‘dreaming big’ – TheChronicleHerald.ca

WE’KOQMA’Q FIRST NATION — About midnight on Monday, John Cremo’s pager went off. A resident of the We’koqma’q First Nation was vomiting blood and reporting abdominal pain. He met Wilfred…

Study of Fort McMurray homes after wildfire should give residents ‘peace of mind’: U of T researchers – U of T New

Despite devastating 2016 wildfires that turned skies grey and forced an evacuation of Fort McMurray, Alta., University of Toronto researchers have found no evidence of harmful levels of residual toxic…

Q&A: How buying a pipeline could change the Indigenous business landscape – CBC

‘5 years ago, people would have thought it was crazy,’ says Ken Coates Jan 16, 2019 A group of First Nations have plans to become the new owners of the…

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