Intervenors

Picking Sides for Reconciliation: Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Intervene in Jim Shot Both Sides v. Canada

By Levin Chamberlain / March 27, 2024 / Comments Off on Picking Sides for Reconciliation: Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Intervene in Jim Shot Both Sides v. Canada

Canada has shot itself in the foot many times when it comes to reconciliation. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC), who intervened in Jim Shot Both Sides v. Canada with RAVEN’s support, believes this is one of those times. The Supreme Court of Canada heard the case in the fall that stands to set a…

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A tributary of the Peace River flows through yellowing aspens in the fall near the location of the Site C Dam in British Columbia.

The Next Chapter in West Moberly’s Legal Odyssey: a Rights Protection Intervention

By Leslie Anne St. Amour / January 8, 2024 / Comments Off on The Next Chapter in West Moberly’s Legal Odyssey: a Rights Protection Intervention

West Moberly Nations continues its legal odyssey. On Nov. 7 and 8, 2023, West Moberly intervened in the matter of Attorney General (Ontario) v. Restoule et al. at the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). Read more to learn about how West Moberly continues to stand shoulder to shoulder with other Nations to advance Indigenous rights through the courts

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West Moberly First Nation 

By RAVEN / September 7, 2000 / Comments Off on West Moberly First Nation 

RAVEN is supporting West Moberly First Nation (Peace region, British Columbia), who are intervening in the Attorney General of Ontario, et al. v. Mike Restoule case pushing for augmentation of treaty annuities. 

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A coalition of intervenors supports mineral reform

By RAVEN / January 1, 2000 / Comments Off on A coalition of intervenors supports mineral reform

This intervention is assisting the relevance of reconciliation through the DRIPA legislation here in BC, because of this it is also helping our Gitxaala and Heiltsuk campaigns. It may also have impacts on Attawapiskat, Neskantaga, and Grassy Narrows due to its relevance in the ON courts.

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Haida Intervention: Aboriginal Title to ‘submerged lands’

By RAVEN / January 1, 2000 / Comments Off on Haida Intervention: Aboriginal Title to ‘submerged lands’

Haida intervened in the case of Saugeen Ojibway Nation as the issue of submerged lands is key to their upcoming Title challenge. The Title case, currently in case management until 2026, relies on ‘no bad precedents’ being set regarding submerged lands.

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Heiltsuk Intervention: Saugeen Ojibway challenge

By RAVEN / January 1, 2000 / Comments Off on Heiltsuk Intervention: Saugeen Ojibway challenge

Thanks to this appeal, and to intervenors in the Saugeen Ojibway Nation challenge, Canada has reversed its position and now agrees that aboriginal title to lands beneath navigable waters is cognizable at law.

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T’SKWAY’LAXW intervene on Gitxaala mining justice challenge

By RAVEN / January 1, 2000 / Comments Off on T’SKWAY’LAXW intervene on Gitxaala mining justice challenge

The Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation (TFN) has deep experience in dealing with the adverse impacts of mining activities on its lands.  The promise by the Province that it will properly consult the TFN on governmental decisions has been breached numerous times.  The TFN is in litigation against the Province for failing to properly regulate mining activities on our lands.  

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Nuxalk intervene to uphold Indigenous law, challenge Mineral Tenure Act

By RAVEN / January 1, 2000 / Comments Off on Nuxalk intervene to uphold Indigenous law, challenge Mineral Tenure Act

The Nuxalk Nation is a coastal First Nation and its Traditional Territory also includes the Great Bear Rain Forest.  It has a well documented system of  Nuxalk Indigenous Laws that  defines the jurisdiction to control the use and access to its Traditional Territory.  These factors will allow Nuxalk Nation to bring a unique perspective to this JR.

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Nak’azdli Whut’en: intervening to reform BC mining

By RAVEN / January 1, 2000 / Comments Off on Nak’azdli Whut’en: intervening to reform BC mining

The Mineral Tenure Act and subsequent action under the Mines Act have severely impacted Nak’azdli’s ability to exercise its Aboriginal rights and title. Therefore, Nak’azdli Whut’en are intervening in Gitxaala’s challenge, as a precedent-setting decision in this case will directly benefit the Nation.

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Gitanyow: Reform B.C.’s Mineral Tenures Act

By RAVEN / January 1, 2000 / Comments Off on Gitanyow: Reform B.C.’s Mineral Tenures Act

Gitanyow is exercising its own jurisdiction to protect sockeye spawn in the Meziadin watershed in the face of provincial inaction, because of mineral claims.

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