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Kerry Coast

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July 28, 2015

"Establish Indigenous titles," UN tells Canada

Latest United Nations Committee recommendations to Canada includes establishment of Indigenous title lands.

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July 12, 2015

Lil'wat Roadblock 1990 -to- Lil'wat statement to UN 2015.

More than 60 Lil'wat were brutally arrested for blocking the Lillooet Lake Road. 25 years later, still pursuing justice and a Lil'wat future.

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July 9, 2015

UN Human Rights Committee questions Indigenous crisis in Canada

July 7th and 8th in Geneva, Canada’s not in compliance with the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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March 23, 2015

First Nation Land Code voted down in Lil'wat

Elders, traditionalists keep to sovereignty and deny Canada's offer for "municipal" powers.

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February 11, 2015

Canada's laws, policy create "immunity" for perpetrators of violence against Indigenous women

Report by Inter-American Commission highlights institutionalized discrimination; judicial ineffectiveness; culture of inequality.

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January 20, 2015

"Civil Courage Award" goes to would-be assassin of Sundancers

Ujjal Dosanjh, former Premier of British Columbia, received the inaugural Wallenberg-Sugihara Award on January 18, 2015.

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June 29, 2014

UN report misses the mark on Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, Truth and Reconciliation Commission

There was not “indigenous participation” in creating them.

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June 27, 2014

Aboriginal title lands recognized in Canada

Chief Justice defines aboriginal title in a ruling on the Tsilhqot'in action for a declaration of aboriginal title.

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February 16, 2014

Supreme Court rules against "fair comment"

In Mainstream v. Staniford, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the BC Supreme Court’s decision to find anti-salmon-farming activist Don Staniford guilty of slander and now prohibited from saying “Salmon Farming Kills,” or “Salmon Farming Spreads Disease.”

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June 19, 2013

First ever court victory against a “modern day treaty” in BC

Tla’amin Elders win a shot at the Sliammon Treaty Society’s Enrolment Appeal Board, where they hope to prove the need for a re-vote.

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