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Celebrating Anniversaries: A Year after CHRT’s Ruling on Discriminatory Funding of Welfare Services for First Nations Children

January 26, 2017 marked the first-year anniversary of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s (“The Tribunal”) landmark decision regarding the issue of funding for child welfare services provided to First Nations children on reserve and in the Yukon. The complaint was filed in 2008 by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (“the […]

Authors:

Edward Apolonio
Edward Apolonio is a student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta and a member of Pro Bono Students Canada
 

Access to Justice: Potential Alternatives for Indigenous Peoples

About a year ago, there had been some publicity concerning Louie v. Louie BCCA, a court case where I acted as barrister and solicitor for an intervenor at the B.C. Court of Appeal. The case had involved a band member who sued his Chief and Council for a breach of fiduciary obligation. I was approached […]

Authors:

Troy Hunter
Troy Hunter
Troy Hunter J.D. (Co-op Law) is an aboriginal lawyer. He owns and operates New Columbia Law Corporation in New Westminster, BC.
 

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Sets the Stage for First Nation Discrimination Cases

In late January, 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (Tribunal) ruled that children living on First Nations reserves have been discriminated against because of underfunding of education and child welfare. (see: First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada et al v Attorney General of Canada (for the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern […]

Authors:

Linda McKay-Panos
Linda McKay-Panos, BEd, JD, LLM, is the Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Era of Reconciliation: A Sacred Relationship

The truth be told, Canada’s dealing with its Indigenous populations has a dismal historical record. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has faced this issue head on. In its report, it states: Residential schooling was only a part of the colonization of Aboriginal people. The policy of colonization suppressed Aboriginal culture and languages, disrupted Aboriginal government, […]

Authors:

Troy Hunter
Troy Hunter
Troy Hunter J.D. (Co-op Law) is an aboriginal lawyer. He owns and operates New Columbia Law Corporation in New Westminster, BC.
 

Indian Residential Schools – A Chronology

This chronology was compiled to convey, by historic milestones, how the Indian Residential School system came to be, how it embodied attitudes of its time, how critics were dismissed, and how finally the deep harm it did to many members of generations of Indian children was exposed in the course of a reconciliation process that […]

Authors:

John Edmond
John Edmond is a member of the bars of Ontario and British Columbia. He lives in Ottawa.
 


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