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Media Release and Legal Backgrounder: First Nations “extremely disappointed” by Supreme Court of Canada’s refusal to hear TMX appeal, but vow to keep fighting

Press Release July 2, 2020 – Vancouver (Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory) – The Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Indian Band have been denied leave to appeal by the…

UBCIC: Supreme Court of Canada’s Dismissal of Leave to Appeal Coldwater Decision Fails to Uphold Indigenous Title and Rights

Press Release ((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – July 2, 2020) Today the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and Coldwater Band’s application…

Supreme Court of Canada: Judgments in Leave Applications – 2020-07-02

Press Release July 2, 2020 For immediate release OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has today deposited with the Registrar judgments in the following leave applications. Coldwater Indian Band…

AFN National Chief Bellegarde happy to see Robinson-Huron Treaty annuities case move one step closer to providing justice for First Nations

AFN National Chief Bellegarde happy to see Robinson-Huron Treaty annuities case move one step closer to providing justice for First Nations

AFN National Chief Bellegarde happy to see Robinson-Huron Treaty annuities case move one step closer to providing justice for First Nations June 30, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Perry…

Métis Nation BC intervener status in the Supreme Court of Canada case R v Desautel

Press Release Mr. Desautel was charged under the BC Wildlife Act for killing a cow elk in the Arrow Lakes region of British Columbia. Judges in the provincial and summary conviction appeal…

Court of Appeal in Nunavut releases decisions on Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Press Release Nunavut – June 18, 2020 – On June 8, 2020, the Nunavut Court of Appeal released its decisions in R. v. Itturiligaq and R. v. Ookowt. The Court of Appeal…

AMC pleased the Supreme Court holds that governments cannot violate fundamental rights based on costs

Press Release Treaty One Territory, MB The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs expresses strong approval of today’s decision of the Supreme Court of Canada case Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique…

BC Government: Improving outcomes for First Nations children in care

Press Release June 4, 2020 VICTORIA – Indigenous children and youth in government care and former youth in care are entitled to consistent and reliable support at school, home and…

Ermineskin Cree Nation: “We here at Kanawemahwasowim Kamik”

Press Release June 1, 2020 “We here at Kanawemahwasowim Kamik (previously known as Children’s Services) want you to know that we take our Nation citizen’s health and wellbeing seriously during…

Manitoba Hydro: Ruling gives RCMP authority to remove blockade to Keeyask site

Press Release May 19, 2020 Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench issued an injunction yesterday ordering Tataskweyak Cree Nation to immediately remove their blockade of Provincial Road 280 and the Keeyask…

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