An Alberta judge has certified a class action suit for 5,600 clients of former Calgary lawyer David Blott, who is accused of swindling millions from those seeking compensation in the Independent Assessment Process of Canada’s Residential School Systems compensation settlement.
After a legal battle lasting 12 years, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) has ordered the federal government to pay compensation to First Nations children and their families who were unnecessarily separated by the child welfare system
Indigenous leaders welcomed the long-awaited Viens Commission report but expressed concerns about accountability when it was released in Val-d’Or September 30, where several women’s stories of provincial police abuse in 2015 led to the creation of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Quebec.
Nemaska was beautiful in the first week of August, as delegates, chiefs, heads of Cree organizations and departments gathered for this year’s Annual General Assembly to discuss and report on a wide range of topics.
During a 30-minute meeting with Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante June 14, the Cree Nation Government discussed a variety of business opportunities, cultural issues and explored ideas to promote the Paix des Braves agreement.
Hailed as a “life-changing” piece of legislation, Bill C-92 – An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families – has become a point of contention between First Nations groups and organizations across the country.