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Cochrane Saxberg welcomes Camille Fortin to the firm

07 Feb 2024 Cochrane Saxberg is pleased to welcome Camille Fortin. Camille graduated with her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sherbrooke in 2019 and received her Call to the Bar in Québec in August 2021. Camille obtained a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Nationhood from the University of Victoria in 2022. Prior to joining […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 202429 Views

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A new era in Canadian law – CBA National Magazine

11 Dec 2023 What a difference a few decades can make. Back in 2001, lawyer Elisabeth Patterson’s boss, Peter Hutchins, was acting for Grand Chief Michael Mitchell as the Mohawk leader pursued a legal challenge of Canadian customs law all the way up to the Supreme Court. He lost. In 1988, Mitchell crossed the border […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 202344 Views

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Unofficial Akwesasne Election Law Amendments Referendum Results

Per notice of the Chief Electoral officer, the following are the unofficial results of the Akwesasne Election Law Amendments referendum held on December 9, 2023.  Any appeals to the Election Law Amendments referendum must be handwritten and hand-delivered to the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Station no later than 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2023. BALLOT QUESTION […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 202339 Views

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Quebec Court Finds UNDRIP Binding and a Universal Aboriginal Right to Economic Development – Cassels

On November 1, 2023, the Quebec Superior Court (Court) released R. c. Montour, which considered whether two First Nation-member defendants were criminally liable for importing substantial amounts of tobacco without paying duties under the Excise Act, 2001.1 R. c. Montour found that the defendants, as members of the Mohawks of Kahnawà:ke, were exempt from import […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 202346 Views

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Referendum Called for Final Draft of Akwesasne Election Law Amendments

November 14, 2023 The Chief Referendum Officer (Chief Electoral Officer) Leona Benedict hereby gives notice of an upcoming referendum on the final draft of the Akwesasne Election Law Amendments. The Akwesasne Election Law Amendments will only be passed with the approval of the community by referendum. Polling stations will be set up on Saturday, December […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 202345 Views

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Trisha Delormier new Kahnawà:ke Legislative Services Legal Counsel

(Kahnawake – 23 Kenténha/October 2023) The Kahnawà:ke Legislative Commission (KLC) is pleased to announce Trisha Delormier as Legal Counsel for Kahnawà:ke Legislative Services (KLS). Trisha Delormier will provide legal support and services to KLS regarding legislative drafting and amending of laws and regulations, categorization of laws, and input throughout the Community Decision Making & Review […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 202360 Views

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MCK supports KGC decision to revoke key person license

(Kahnawake – 8, Kenténha/October 2023) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is informing the community of its full support for the Kahnawà:ke Gaming Commission (KGC) decision to revoke a Key Person license from a licensed gaming establishment, Magic Palace. Kahnawà:ke has always maintained its jurisdiction over its territories, rights, and governing bodies. As the mandated […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 202348 Views

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LMG: Aboriginal Title Presentation

April 24, 2023 There will be an Aboriginal Title Presentation happening at the Listuguj Community Development Centre on May 4th. See poster for details. NT5

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2023136 Views

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First Nations leaders want Quebec to drop plans for Indigenous language law – Montreal Gazette

“By virtue of their inherent right to self-government, First Nations elect their own government and have the legitimacy to adopt their own laws.” QUEBEC — Indigenous Peoples are calling on the Coalition Avenir Québec government to scrap plans to table legislation to protect First Nation languages and culture. The First Nations Education Council, representing eight […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 202382 Views

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Status of Kahnawà:ke Emergency Preparedness Law & Regulations

(Kahnawake – 15, Enniskó:wa/March 2023) The Kahnawà:ke Legislative Commission (KLC) wishes to advise the community that the version of the Kahnawà:ke Emergency Preparedness Law (the Law) and Regulations amended on April 6, 2021, are no longer in force due to a procedural matter. This version of the Law and its related Regulations were created to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 202395 Views

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