Supreme Court Grants Tsilhqot’in First Nation Aboriginal Title to B.C. Land

In a ruling yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada has granted declaration of aboriginal title to more than 1,700 sq. km. of land in British Columbia to the Tsihqot’in First Nation, establishing a legal precedent regarding aboriginal land. The unanimous 8-0 decision resolves many important legal questions and will apply wherever there are outstanding land claims.

CBC News Posted: Jun 26, 2014

Aboriginal Business Match

Aboriginal Business Match (ABM) was held last week in at TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK. Delegates were assigned an online company or community profile and then software helped ‘match’ Aboriginal groups with interested businesses resulting in 20 minute meetings. This was the first time the ABM was held in Saskatoon. Last year’s ABM event created in excess of $30M in new business deals.

CBC News Posted: Jun 19, 2014

The Office of the Treaty Commissioner – Book Launch

On Wednesday June 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm The Office of the Treaty Commissioner is launching, The Land is Everything: Treaty Land Entitlement. The book combines perspectives on Treaties, Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE), and TLE legacies from Elders Leaders, academics, youth and artists. The launch will take place at McNally Robinson Books, 3130 8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.

Washington Redskin Trademark Cancelled

The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently decided to cancel the trademark registration for the use of the name, “Washington Redskins”. In the words of the Office, “We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered”.

By Pete Evans, CBC News Posted: Jun 18, 2014

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