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Sask. homicide rates among highest in Canada: StatsCan – CTV News

December 2, 2019 REGINA — Saskatchewan has the second highest homicide rate in the country according to a new report by Statistics Canada. The report is based on police-reported homicides in 2018. Last year, Saskatchewan saw the highest rate of firearm-related homicides in the country with 1.03 per 100,000. This is up from 0.87 per […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201928 Views

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SK Government: Government Signs Historic MOU With First Nations Toward Enforcing Laws

October 18, 2019 The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Muskoday First Nation and Whitecap Dakota First Nation to address longstanding issues with the enforcement of First Nations’ laws. As part of the MOU, a task group will consider ways First Nation laws enacted under First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201926 Views

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Saskatoon employer handbook aims to boost Indigenous engagement –

August 27, 2019 A new handbook crafted by the public and private sectors is designed to help Saskatoon employers attract and retain Indigenous employees. The Indigenous Engagement Employer Handbook includes topics like “lessons learned in Indigenous hiring” and “changing your workplace culture.” Companies including Nutrien, K+S Potash and Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd. contributed to the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201963 Views

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Creators of novel Gladue database hope it becomes widely used after free access – The Lawyer’s Daily

July 08, 2019 A database for researching Gladue principles in Saskatchewan is now free and open to all, and those behind the first-of-its-kind initiative are hoping such a thing will catch on in other jurisdictions. In what started May 2018 as a subscription-based online resource, the Gladue Rights Research Database now has open access through […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201986 Views

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Local Indigenous lawyer honoured with appointment from province – battlefordsNOW

An accomplished Battlefords area Indigenous lawyer was recently recognized with a Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) designation for her work in contributing to the legal profession as well as to public service. Eleanore Sunchild is one of 18 lawyers in the province to be honoured with the title in the province’s announcement Dec. 18. Sunchild, from Thunderchild […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 2018117 Views

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Distinguished Lawyers Honoured With 2018 Queen’s Counsel Designations

December 18, 2018 Eighteen Saskatchewan lawyers are being honoured with the Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) designation for their contributions to the legal profession and public service. “These individuals have made significant contributions to the legal profession, the justice system and their communities,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said.  “I’m pleased to recognize their hard […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 2018165 Views

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Trespassing on Treaty Rights: Saskatchewan’s Proposed Restrictions on Access – First People’s Law

December 12, 2018 The Crown’s failure to honour the promises it made to Indigenous Peoples pursuant to the historic treaties is one of the most significant barriers to reconciliation today. This was recently made clear when the Province of Saskatchewan introduced amendments to provincial trespassing laws which would impose new limits on Indigenous Peoples’ treaty […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201896 Views

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Saskatchewan justice minister says Indigenous cannabis store illegal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 REGINA _ Saskatchewan’s justice minister says an unlicensed cannabis store on Indigenous land northeast of Regina is illegal. The Muscowpetung Saulteaux First Nation opened a marijuana dispensary this week. Chief Anthony Cappo has said the First Nation has a sovereign right to pass its own cannabis regulations. Justice Minister Don […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 2018112 Views

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Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew

Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew October 19, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Following today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding Mikisew Cree First Nation stating that the federal government does not need to consult with First Nations prior to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2018138 Views

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This week at the SCC – Canadian Lawyer

October 9, 2018 The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals this week, its first of the fall session. The first two appeals involve charges of sexual assault against Indigenous persons, while the third concerns an alleged Charter breach in a search-and-seizure case. Civil procedure, class actions: While a student at an Indian residential […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201891 Views

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