B.C. Court of Appeal Upholds Aboriginal Land Rights

In a ruling this week, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld aboriginal land rights and title. The affirmation of the B.C. Supreme Court ruling did however tighten the criteria for proving land occupancy. Due to the significance of the findings the case is expected to go on to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Vancouver — The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Jun. 27 2012

Knowledge Keepers: Authorship-Artistry-Archives

To mark the work of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada, The University of Saskatchewan Library is launching, Knowledge Keepers: Authorship-Artistry-Archives, an exhibition of First Nation, Métis and Inuit materials. The physical exhibition can be viewed in The Link, first floor, Murray Library until December 18, 2012 or the virtual exhibition can be viewed at: http://library.usask.ca/indigenous

Aboriginal People File Over 300 Complaints With Human Rights Commission

Since legislation was changed in 2008, Aboriginal people have filed over 300 complaints with the Canadian Human Rights Commission. When the Canadian Human Rights Act was amended in 2008 First Nations governments were given three years to prepare, while the legislation applied to the federal government immediately. Of the complaints filed, 162 were against First Nations governments and 150 against the federal government.
CBC News Posted: Jun 18, 2012