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In the news today, April 25Five stories in the news for Thursday, April 25


Trial starting on Indigenous bands' claim to Lake Huron, Georgian Bay

Trial starting on Indigenous bands' claim to Lake Huron, Georgian BayA complex trial involving a novel claim to a large swath of Lake Huron lake bed and allegations of broken promises is set to kick off in Toronto today. The trial pits the Saugeen Ojibway Nation against the federal and Ontario governments. The two aboriginal groups who make up the Saugeen Ojibway Nation launched their claims about two decades ago.


Inquiry into Alberta RCMP officer's killing looks at bail hearing process

Inquiry into Alberta RCMP officer's killing looks at bail hearing processAn Alberta Justice official has told a fatality inquiry into the death of a Mountie that the province is right not to force prosecutors to tell bail hearings about a suspect's criminal record. Career-criminal Shawn Rehn was out on bail on other charges when he killed Wynn and wounded an auxiliary constable. The Crown at Rehn's bail hearing had been represented by a police officer, not a prosecutor.


Tsilqhot'in wildfire report calls for Indigenous-rooted training, infrastructure

Tsilqhot'in wildfire report calls for Indigenous-rooted training, infrastructureThe leader of a First Nation nearly encircled by blazes during one of the worst wildfires seasons in British Columbia's history says building firefighting capacity is urgent as another season approaches. The Tsilqhot'in First Nation released a review of the 2017 wildfire season Wednesday detailing its experience and making 33 recommendations, including infrastructure upgrades, sustained funding for firefighting training and a one-stop reimbursement process for First Nations. Chief Joe Alphonse said while there have always been fires in the region, climate change is making them more common and severe, so there's no time to waste.


Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just 'manage the problem' of Indigenous Peoples

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just 'manage the problem' of Indigenous PeoplesFormer justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she believes the federal Liberals have decided to "manage the problem" with Indigenous people rather than do the hard work of reconciliation. In a speech on Wednesday to the First Nations Justice Council in British Columbia, Wilson-Raybould accused her former cabinet colleagues of backtracking on grand commitments Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made about reconciliation. "My fear and disappointment is that despite sounding the alarm, providing advice, pushing and challenging, sharing perspectives of lived Indigenous experience ... the federal government has fallen back, once again, into a pattern of trying to — quote — manage the problem with Indigenous Peoples," she said.


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In the news today, April 25

In the news today, April 25Five stories in the news for Thursday, April 25


Trial starting on Indigenous bands' claim to Lake Huron, Georgian Bay

Trial starting on Indigenous bands' claim to Lake Huron, Georgian BayA complex trial involving a novel claim to a large swath of Lake Huron lake bed and allegations of broken promises is set to kick off in Toronto today. The trial pits the Saugeen Ojibway Nation against the federal and Ontario governments. The two aboriginal groups who make up the Saugeen Ojibway Nation launched their claims about two decades ago.


Inquiry into Alberta RCMP officer's killing looks at bail hearing process

Inquiry into Alberta RCMP officer's killing looks at bail hearing processAn Alberta Justice official has told a fatality inquiry into the death of a Mountie that the province is right not to force prosecutors to tell bail hearings about a suspect's criminal record. Career-criminal Shawn Rehn was out on bail on other charges when he killed Wynn and wounded an auxiliary constable. The Crown at Rehn's bail hearing had been represented by a police officer, not a prosecutor.


Tsilqhot'in wildfire report calls for Indigenous-rooted training, infrastructure

Tsilqhot'in wildfire report calls for Indigenous-rooted training, infrastructureThe leader of a First Nation nearly encircled by blazes during one of the worst wildfires seasons in British Columbia's history says building firefighting capacity is urgent as another season approaches. The Tsilqhot'in First Nation released a review of the 2017 wildfire season Wednesday detailing its experience and making 33 recommendations, including infrastructure upgrades, sustained funding for firefighting training and a one-stop reimbursement process for First Nations. Chief Joe Alphonse said while there have always been fires in the region, climate change is making them more common and severe, so there's no time to waste.


Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just 'manage the problem' of Indigenous Peoples

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just 'manage the problem' of Indigenous PeoplesFormer justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she believes the federal Liberals have decided to "manage the problem" with Indigenous people rather than do the hard work of reconciliation. In a speech on Wednesday to the First Nations Justice Council in British Columbia, Wilson-Raybould accused her former cabinet colleagues of backtracking on grand commitments Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made about reconciliation. "My fear and disappointment is that despite sounding the alarm, providing advice, pushing and challenging, sharing perspectives of lived Indigenous experience ... the federal government has fallen back, once again, into a pattern of trying to — quote — manage the problem with Indigenous Peoples," she said.


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