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Iskatewizaagegan (Shoal Lake No. 39) Gets their Day in Court after Groundbreaking Ruling Orders Winnipeg and Ontario to Trial on Ontario’s “legislative sleight of hand”

“This provision is very far-reaching and might seriously cripple our action with respect to the application of Winnipeg for leave to take its water supply from Shoal Lake…” Letter of Deputy Minister of Ontario Aubrey White to Head of Indian Affairs ...

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New Era For Indigenous Community Safety in Ontario

On April 1, 2024, Ontario’s new policing legislation, the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019, S.O. 2019, c. 1, Sched. 1 (“CSPA”) came into force. The result of extensive negotiations and dialogue with Indigenous communities, the CSPA represents...

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First Nation (Shoal Lake No. 39) Goes to Court Over Winnipeg and Ontario’s Dishonourable Dealings around the Taking of Water

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 (Shoal Lake No. 39) is in Court (via virtual hearing beginning at 9:30am EST) on Tuesday and Wednesday (March 26-27, 2024) arguing that their claim for compensation must include steps taken by the Crown to extinguish their water an...

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Remoteness Quotient Features Prominently at 2nd National Gathering of the National Assembly of Remote Communities

As mentioned in our last post, the National Assembly of Remote Communities (“NARC”) held its second annual National Gathering in Treaty 6 Territory last week (Edmonton, Alberta).  This National Gathering provided an opportunity to contribute to NARC...

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Treaty 8 Hosts 2nd National Gathering of the National Assembly of Remote Communities

This week from February 21-23, Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta is hosting the second National Gathering of the National Assembly of Remote Communities (“NARC”) in Treaty 6 Territory (Edmonton, Alberta). This National Gathering will provide its atten...

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Supreme Court Upholds Indigenous Jurisdiction Over Child and Family Services

In a landmark decision released on Friday February 9, 2024, the Supreme Court of Canada unequivocally affirmed the inherent Indigenous right of self-government, including jurisdiction over child and family services. This marks a significant step forward i...

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Black History Month – Celebrating the Achievements and Advocating for Future Change

With the start of February, we enter into a celebration of Black History Month. Falconers LLP recognizes the vast contributions to Canadian culture and society made by Black Canadians and reflects on the historic work of legal trailblazers. Some of these ...

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Yatim Inquest Jury Recommendations Focus on Monitoring of Police to Ensure Community Safety

Today, the jury delivered their verdict in the Inquest into the Death of Sammy Yatim. The Inquest sat from January 12 to January 30, 2024, and heard evidence from 12 witnesses including: Sahar Bahadi- Sammy’s mother; Lisa Crooker – the Toronto Police ...

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation Holds Child Welfare Conference in Winnipeg

Between January 30 to February 1, 2024, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (‘NAN’) held a Band Representative Conference in Winnipeg. The Band Representative Program creates a vital link between a First Nation and the child and family services system.  Band Reps ...

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Yatim Inquest Closing Submissions, Jury Begins Deliberations

On January 30, 2024, on the 11th day of the Inquest into the Death of Sammy Yatim, the jury heard closing submissions from the parties before beginning their deliberations. The jury was provided with a joint list of more than 50 recommendations for their ...

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Inquest into the Death of Sammy Yatim Continues Today, Next Week

The Inquest into the Death of Sammy Yatim continues today and will resume next week as the jury continues to hear evidence about improving police decision making and training. Link to the live stream of the inquest has been included here. Dusan Pravica (t...

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Independent Special Interlocutor and Mohawk Mothers appear at Quebec Court of Appeal

On January 16, 2024, the Quebec Court of Appeal heard arguments from McGill University and Quebec’s public infrastructure society (the SQI) asking for Leave to Appeal the Quebec Superior Court’s November 20, 2023 decision that ordered them to follow t...

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