Indigenous

  • Protecting the most vulnerable

    Protecting the most vulnerable

    Feb 25, 2019

    A look at child protection across the country shows a system that is struggling to better protect children and youth.

  • Advocating for a First Nation’s interests

    Advocating for a First Nation’s interests

    Feb 4, 2019

    Michael McKinney has seen a dramatic evolution of First Nations self-governance in the last three decades, going from a period of little to no recognition to now a period in which the Sawridge First Nation has signed a memorandum of understanding with the federal government to gain further recognition for self-determination.

  • Time to get out of the way of Indigenous justice systems

    Jan 28, 2019

    On the weekend of Jan. 19, 2019 in Winnipeg, the 11th Annual National Symposium on Re-inventing Criminal Justice took place. The topic this year focused on Indigenous people and the criminal justice system and an examination of “decolonization.”

  • Alberta's only Indigenous bencher hopes to offer new perspective

    Alberta's only Indigenous bencher hopes to offer new perspective

    Jan 2, 2019

    Corie Flett is a Fort McMurray lawyer and one of 20 lawyers who serve as benchers on the board of directors of the Law Society of Alberta. Flett was elected in 2017 by members of the LSA to represent the north of the province. She is one of nine women on the board and the only Indigenous member.

  • First Nations say land title gives rights to cannabis use and sales

    First Nations say land title gives rights to cannabis use and sales

    Oct 29, 2018

    First Nations officials say over-arching federal and provincial frameworks in place to regulate cannabis in Canada do not consider a third level of governance that comes from rights they already have over traditional lands.

  • Parliament has no duty to consult First Nations in making laws: SCC

    Parliament has no duty to consult First Nations in making laws: SCC

    Oct 11, 2018

    Although the Crown must act honourably toward Canada’s Indigenous peoples, Parliament is not required to consult them when making laws, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today.