It’s time to end sex-based discrimination in the Indian ActIn early December, two Parliamentary standing committees heard submissions on Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration), which represents yet another chapter in the struggle for equal treatment by indigenous women denied Indian status under the Indian Act
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SCC to rule on preservation of residential schools survivors’ filesThe Supreme Court of Canada has just granted leave to hear an extraordinarily difficult case. It could throw gasoline and a match on one of the largest archives ever created that thoroughly documents a systemic human rights abuse. 
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Monday, 01 August 2016 08:41

Embracing a time for change

Embracing a time for changeLast year, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its much anticipated report on six years of information gathering from across Canada amassing volumes of witness statements from thousands of Indian residential schools survivors and from those involved in the system that has become what some say is Canada’s greatest shame.
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Monday, 01 August 2016 09:00

Embracing a time for change

Embracing a time for changeLast year, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its much anticipated report on six years of information gathering from across Canada amassing volumes of witness statements from thousands of Indian residential schools survivors and from those involved in the system that has become what some say is Canada’s greatest shame.
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Speakers at the Legal Leaders for Diversity annual meeting (Ken Fredeen, Deloitte, Kathleen Lickers, Simon Fish, BMO) discuss how to increase Canadian’s engagement with Indigenous’ issues.
Speakers at the Legal Leaders for Diversity annual meeting (Ken Fredeen, Deloitte, Kathleen Lickers, Simon Fish, BMO) discuss how to increase Canadian’s engagement with Indigenous’ issues.
A Six Nations lawyer whose grandfather was the first registered Aboriginal lawyer in Ontario is challenging the in-house bar to ensure it is doing all it can to give indigenous people equal access to opportunities in the corporate sector.
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Aboriginal sentencing needs to be refinedI have been practising law in Nunavut for about a decade. It is a practice totally different than that in the south.
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Daniels v. Canada: A case of simple answers with significant consequencesOn April 14, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited judgment in Daniels v. Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development). The case was started by now-deceased Métis leader Harry Daniels in 1999. Despite the case’s enormous documentary record and 17-year legal odyssey, the judgment is short and unanimous. It provides simple answers to key questions that have left Métis and non-status Indians in a “jurisdictional wasteland” for generations.
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Building better relationships with First NationsAs the federal government undertakes to renew its relationship with indigenous peoples, all levels of government — and more and more companies — continue to build relationships with First Nations.
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Learning from the Rama First Nation Elder’s CouncilIf you had asked me at the beginning of 2015 if I would be on the hunt for rental housing close to Rama First Nation over the summer, I would have thought you were crazy.
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With privilege comes the responsibility of reconcilliationAs incoming 1Ls to the Peter A. Allard School of Law, my fellow classmates and I were well aware that with our entry into law school we would be embarking on a daunting endeavour of slogging through casebook after casebook with the hope of one day joining the company of a privileged few.
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