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Indigenous Bar Association Challenges Premier’s Understanding Of Law

INDIGENOUS BAR ASSOCIATION CHALLENGES PREMIER’S UNDERSTANDING OF LAW April 10, 2020 By Alexandria Winterburn, Member-at-large and Brooks Arcand-Paul, Vice President Premier Brian Pallister’s response to the proposed federal legislation on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UN Declaration”) implies Premier Pallister has a callow and concerning understanding of Aboriginal and Treaty […]

by pmnationtalk on April 14, 2020329 Views

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Provincial Court Judge Appointed In Saskatoon

January 31, 2020 The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the appointment of Lua Gibb as a judge to the Provincial Court in Saskatoon. “It’s an honour to appoint Ms. Gibb, a member of the Onion Lake Cree Nation, to the position of judge in our Provincial Court,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 2020115 Views

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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, 2019169 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, 2019114 Views

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Saskatoon employer handbook aims to boost Indigenous engagement – Globalnews.ca

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, 2019189 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, 2019188 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, 2018215 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, 2018322 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, 2018179 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, 2018202 Views

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