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MMF Responds to Decision in MMF v Brian Pallister Judicial Review

Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is disappointed that the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench has dismissed the MMF’s application for judicial review of a directive issued by the Pallister Government on March 21, 2019 (the “Directive”). The Directive instructed Manitoba Hydro to “not proceed” with an accommodation agreement the Crown corporation had […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202022 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada to hear AMC argue First Nations laws must be recognized in dealing with climate change

Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba – On March 24 and 25, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) will be intervening at the Supreme Court of Canada in a significant and potentially transformational hearing. AMC is the only Intervenor to argue that First Nation constitutional orders are distinct but equal to Euro-Canadian laws. On the surface, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 202054 Views

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Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project February 4, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – Following the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision today on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the federal government must ensure that First Nations’ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202086 Views

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Court to rule on Canada-owned Trans Mountain oil pipeline – Reuters

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal is scheduled to rule on Tuesday whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government adequately consulted indigenous people when it approved last year an expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline. Approval would clear some uncertainty over the twinning of a 67-year-old pipeline that runs from Alberta to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202031 Views

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Manitoba to End Use of Birth Alerts

January 31, 2020 Focus will be on Building Trust, Safety Plans with High-Risk Mothers: Stefanson As of April 1, child welfare and public health systems in Manitoba will be ready to more effectively and proactively connect mothers with supports, and will no longer issue birth alerts for high-risk expectant mothers, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202035 Views

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Government Invests in Granny’s House to Help Keep Families Together

The Manitoba government is investing $400,000 to launch Granny’s House, a one-year pilot project to provide short-term, culturally safe and community-led care to children and families who could otherwise be at risk of becoming involved in the child welfare system, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “Our government is committed to keeping families together,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202033 Views

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Couple’s bid to get back infant son apprehended after birth alert has been delayed – APTN News

January 28, 2020 A couple hoping a week-long trial would end their bitter battle with a Manitoba child welfare agency that apprehended their newborn son from hospital will have to wait until March 6 after a judge delayed the trial so the father could get a legal aid lawyer. The couple, who can’t be named […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202030 Views

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An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and Families

An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and Families NOVEMBER 8, 2019 New federal child welfare legislation, An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children youth and families, is coming into force on January 1, 2020. This legislation will bring significant positive changes to First Nations Child and Family Services, while […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2020147 Views

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First Nations need billions in funding to take over child welfare services, says AFN regional chief – CBC

First Nations chiefs also expected to discuss calling for Cannabis Act amendment at AFN meeting in Ottawa Dec 03, 2019 First Nations would need about $3.5 billion in funding over five years to effectively take over responsibility for child welfare services as they will be able to do under a new law that comes into […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201945 Views

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It-To-Ta-Maso-Wak: MKO “Doing it Our Way” for Child Welfare in Northern First Nations

November 29, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. held a Chiefs Assembly on child welfare last week in Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Manitoba. The Assembly was an opportunity for leaders from 26 First Nations to come together to work on addressing child and family wellness for Northern communities. “Child welfare […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201955 Views

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