Category Archives: Aboriginal Rights

Colville Member Prevails in B.C.’s High Court on Right to Hunt in Canada

Here’s a news article.  Mr. Desautel prevailed as a descendant of the Sinixt Tribe. Decision is here.

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International Labor Organization’s Convention 169 Helps Legalize Land Grabs on Indigenous Territories

From Truth-Out.org: “Because Convention 169 commits the signatory states to guarantee the integrity of Indigenous peoples, it’s been frequently invoked by Indigenous communities and peoples, especially in Latin America, when defending their territories in court. But the Convention has clear … Continue reading

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July 4th: No Time for Celebration for Indigenous Peoples in US

The Anglo-American settlers’ violent break from Britain, from 1775 to 1783, paralleled a decade of their search and destroy annihilation of Delaware, Cherokee, Muskogee, Seneca, Mohawk, Shawnee, Miami and other nations’ villages and fields, slaughtering the residents without distinction of … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Trudeau’s Mandate to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General

Link to letter here. “I made a personal commitment to bring new leadership and a new tone to Ottawa. We made a commitment to Canadians to pursue our goals with a renewed sense of collaboration. Improved partnerships with provincial, territorial, … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Rights, Announcements, Author: Sarah Donnelly, Canada, Criminal, Métis

Indigenous Women’s Movements to End Violence Against American Indian, Alaska Native, and Aboriginal Women

The Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center, Indian Law Resource Center, National Congress of American Indians, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, and Native Women’s Association of Canada are co-sponsoring an event to  be held during the NGO-Forum of the Commission on … Continue reading

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Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Releases Decision on Discrimination Against Children Living on Reserves

Here is the decision. AANDC’s [Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada] design, management and control of the FNCFS [First Nations Child and Family Services] Program, along with its corresponding funding formulas and the other related provincial/territorial agreements have resulted in denials … Continue reading

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Navajo Blame EPA Inaction for Suicides

From The Daily Beast: “For most Americans, the third week of December is about wrapping up Christmas shopping and prepping for a whirlwind of family gatherings. But for the leaders of the Navajo Nation, it’s about something much heavier: suicide … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Rights, Environmental, Regulations, water rights

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report Signals Time for Government to Act

The head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Tuesday wound up a six-year odyssey that chronicled decades of suffering and tragedy in thousands of pages of testimony from victims of the residential school system. Huff Post Canada link HERE … Continue reading

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EPA Accepting Comments on Revised Interpretation of CWA Tribal Provisions

Link to Request for Comments here. EPA proposes to conclude definitively that section 518 includes an express delegation of authority by Congress to eligible Indian tribes to administer regulatory programs over their entire reservations. This reinterpretation would eliminate the need for … Continue reading

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Ojibwe Gearing Up for Treaty Hunting and Gathering Case

The potential case concerns wild rice gathering and hunting off reservation and will likely include a habitat protection component. The Minnesota Public Radio article is here.

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