(By Expositor Staff - Manitopulin Expositor - Little Current, ON - June 29, 2022) - Robinson Huron Treaty Litigation Fund (RHTLF) representatives are expressing disappointment with...
West Moberly’s primary concern now is to do what we can to mitigate and heal some of
the damage that the Peace River valley has suffered through the construction of the three
dams, as well as through massive forestry, mining and oil and gas development.
“This decision, in our view, properly declined to intervene in the Executive Committee’s decision to suspend the National Chief, and does not support the claims that our actions were illegal or outside our authority,”
– Regional Chief Paul Prosper, spokesperson for the AFN.
A US supreme court decision on Wednesday that allows state prosecutors to pursue criminal cases for crimes committed by non-Native persons against Native persons on tribal land has spurred condemnation from tribal leaders and members – who have described the ruling as an attack on their autonomy.
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun (FNNND) filed a petition to the Yukon Supreme Court last year, soon after the Yukon government gave the green light to Vancouver-based Metallic Minerals Corp.’s project. The quartz exploration project is to happen over 10 years on 52 claims located north of Mayo, Yukon, and within the First Nation’s traditional territory. The problem, according to the First Nation, is that the Yukon government didn’t seem to give much thought to FNNND’s interests or concerns before signing off on the project.
“By revising several key policies and implementing new ones, the BCPS aimed to change the way it deals with cases that involve Indigenous persons: as victims, as witnesses, and as accused. “Acting alone, we cannot eliminate systemic discrimination or the unacceptable overrepresentation of Indigenous persons in the criminal justice system,”
– BCPS spokesperson Dan McLaughlin i
“It is clear that the provincial system does not serve the best interest of our children, and as a result, our families and Nations. ”
– Acting Grand Chief Cornell McLean
“It is painful to recount what has been experienced or witnessed during a sexual assault. The court process should recognize how difficult that is and try to help them share their experiences with judges and juries who must consider the cases, ” said Annie Piché, General Counsel.
In many cases, experts contend that mental health care for incarcerated people is inconsistent and in some cases, inadequate.
(The Guardian - May 16, 2022) - Two white Canadian men followed and then shot dead two Indigenous hunters because they believed they were thieves,...