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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Disappointed with Supreme Court Decision – Time to Implement UN Declaration

July 26, 2017 (Regina SK,) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde responded today to the Supreme Court of Canada decisions today in the Chippewas of the Thames and Clyde River cases dealing with Indigenous peoples right to consultation and accommodation. “It’s clear today that our right to consultation and accommodation must […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201741 Views

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New exhibit at Sherven-Smith Art Gallery – Melfort Journal

May 30, 2017 The new art exhibit at the Kerry Vickar Centre’s Sherven-Smith Art Gallery celebrates the cultural teachings and importance of the earth to the human condition while focusing on strong women who draw their strength from one another. “I think it’s really important for the healing that needs to be done for First […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201729 Views

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Residential school survivors should decide fate of documents: FSIN – CBC

Supreme Court hears diverse opinions on documents from Independent Assessment Process May 26, 2017 The Supreme Court should not be deciding the fate of tens of thousands of residential school records, says Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations vice-chief Heather Bear. That decision should be left to the tens of thousands of survivors who told their […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 201744 Views

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Saskatchewan can’t give Catholic schools money for non Catholic students: court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017 YORKTON, Sask. _ The Saskatchewan government doesn’t have the legal right to give Catholic schools funding for students who aren’t Catholic, a judge ruled Thursday. Justice Donald Layh’s ruling stems from a lawsuit over the province’s policy of funding separate schools based solely on student enrolment without regard to the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201751 Views

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Province’s highest court orders new chief election on George Gordon First Nation – USask

April 10, 2017 A recent ruling by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has said that there must be a new election for the position of Chief. A George Gordon First Nation band member alleges there was fraud which a judge disagreed with, but the Court found 31 ballots unaccounted for and therefore ordered a new […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201746 Views

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Security high at preliminary hearing of farmer accused of shooting young man – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 4, 2017 By CKOM THE CANADIAN PRESS NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. _ There are no crowds but there is a heightened security presence outside the provincial courthouse in North Battleford, Sask., where a preliminary hearing is being held for a farmer accused of fatally shooting an indigenous man. The hearing will determine whether […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201744 Views

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First Nation band councillor accused of selling drugs released on bail – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017  YORKTON, Sask. _ A First Nation band councillor accused of selling drugs has been released on bail. Clarence Papequash, 64, of the Key First Nation was in Yorkton provincial court today. Papequash is charged with drug trafficking, firearm offences and one count of possession of property obtained by crime. His […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201754 Views

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Sask. watching as Ontario judge sides with ’60s scoop survivors – News Talk 650

February 14, 2017 An Ontario judge presiding over a class-action lawsuit is now considering payments for indigenous people placed in non-aboriginal homes. Starting in the 1960s until 1984, child-welfare authorities placed thousands of on-reserve indigenous children in non-aboriginal homes. Victims blamed the loss of their cultural identity on federal government negligence. On Tuesday, Ontario Superior […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201779 Views

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First Nation says it will distribute and invest $4.5 million compensation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2017 DUCK LAKE, Sask. _ A Saskatchewan First Nation says it will receive millions of dollars in compensation on Wednesday from a settlement that stems from a dispute dating back to the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. The Specific Claims Tribunal ruled in 2015 that the federal government breached its lawful obligation to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201745 Views

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North Battleford Area Outfitters and American Hunters Fined More Than $24,000

February 7, 2017 Ministry of Environment conservation officers recently completed investigations in the North Battleford area involving illegal outfitting and hunting activities, resulting in more than $24,000 in fines. The first investigation dates back to November 2013, when a bull moose was poached on private land in the Eagle Creek area east of Struan, approximately […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 201762 Views

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