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- Federal Court Upholds CHRT Decisions re Compensation and Jordan’s Principle Eligibility
Today the Federal Court released its decision (linked here) of Canada’s judicial review of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal “Tribunal”) decisions regarding First Nations children in the child welfare system. Canada sought to set aside the Tribunal’s decisions which granted compensation to children … Read more »
- The flags are still flying at half-mast, but has everyone stopped noticing?
After the T’kemlups te Secwepemc Nation discovered 215 bodies of dead First Nations children in unmarked graves on the grounds of a former residential school near its community, the nation reeled. People hung orange shirts, and dropped off tiny shoes on the steps of churches and Parliament. People m … Read more »
- Saugeen Ojibway Nation Trial Decision Released
SAUGEEN OJIBWAY NATION TRIAL DECISION RELEASED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 29, 2021 Click here for a PDF version of this Press Release Click here for a PDF version of the Decision The decision in two longstanding claims by the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) was released today by Justice Wendy Matheson … Read more »
- Southwind v. Canada: Equitable Compensation for Breaches of Fiduciary Duty
Southwind v. Canada: Equitable Compensation for Breaches of Fiduciary Duty Justice Binnie’s famous remarks in Wewaykum Indian Band v. Canada about the Crown “wearing many hats” have since been repeatedly deployed to undermine Indigenous claims. The “many hats” trope is seen by some as retrench … Read more »
- OKT’s Statement of Solidarity with Residential School Survivors
The discovery of bodies of 215 Indigenous children on the grounds of Kamloops Residential School is devastating beyond words. All of us at OKT grieve with our friends, colleagues, clients and communities who have faced loss at the hands of Canada’s Residential Schools. If this discovery teaches us a … Read more »