Lanise Hayes

812 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Following | 391 Followers | @lanisehayes | Lanise Hayes has worked in the area of Aboriginal Law since 2003, representing First Nations governments and organizations. She also worked for 3 years with the Department of Justice Canada in Aboriginal Law and procurement law. In September 2013, Lanise joined Nelligan O'Brien Payne as a Senior Associate in its Aboriginal Law Group.

Blood Tribe seeks massive land claim in Federal Court

In the Blood Tribe's oral history, there is the story of Blood Clot.<p>He was swallowed whole by an animal and escaped by slicing its belly open with a …

Nearly half of Canada's incarcerated youth are Indigenous, according to Statistics Canada

Nearly half of all youth who end up in custody across Canada are Indigenous, a statistic that a Manitoba activist says shows unacceptable and …

Federal, Indigenous officials begin finalizing proposed languages act

The federal government is one step closer to creating a national Indigenous Languages Revitalization Act after government and Indigenous officials …

Manitoba Grand Chief Sheila North to make bid for AFN top job

Chiefs in northern Manitoba say Sheila North, an outspoken champion of First Nations people who was among the first to call for an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, will challenge Perry Bellegarde for the job of national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.<p>Ms. North, 46, is …

Some Cree elders prefer traditional governance over western structure

“This traditional governance was already here,” said Robbie Matthews, “and it was our elders who ran it themselves. This is the most ancient …

Kahnawake's controversial 'marry out, get out' policy violates Charter, judge rules

Quebec Superior Court has struck down part of a controversial membership law in Kahnawake, Que., saying it violates Canada's Charter of Rights and …

Housing providers anxious to hear more from Ottawa on helping Indigenous people

OTTAWA — The Liberals have quietly promised social housing providers who support Indigenous Peoples living off-reserve a bigger say in how billions …

Indigenous man testifies he was 'treated like an animal' in prison

John Clarence Kawapit says he's been treated "like an animal" by the Quebec judicial system, and things are getting worse for Indigenous …

Few details in Kapyong deal between federal government, Treaty 1 First Nations

In an announcement that was long on ceremony but short on details, the federal government and seven Treaty 1 First Nations signed an agreement in …

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Liberals, Indigenous leaders among those to set rules for marine protected areas

The Trudeau government has named an advisory panel to navigate the stormy issue of what activities will and will not be allowed inside coastal waters …

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Pope Francis will not apologize for Catholic Church’s role in residential school abuses | The Star

OTTAWA—Pope Francis will not apologize to residential school survivors and their families for the role the Roman Catholic Church played in operating …

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The preteen girls would take turns with the towel in the bathroom of St. Anne’s Indian Residential School.<p>One at a time they would wrap it around …

Cree nation takes action to save language that was 'on back burner' for 20 years

It's a warning bell that Louisa Wynne is not willing to ignore — the children of her Cree community of Whapmagoostui can be heard speaking English …

Inuk woman from the Kivalliq wins national quilting award

A former resident of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories has been recognized at a national quilt show.<p>Veronica Puskas, who grew up in Nunavut’s …

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B.C. court rules against MCFD, permits Indigenous mother and child to return home with supports

A provincial court judge has overturned a Ministry of Child and Family Development sanctioned apprehension and ordered an Indigenous mother to be …

Indigenous Australians the most ancient civilisation on Earth, DNA testing confirms

Indigenous Australian claims to be the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth have been backed up by the first extensive testing of their …

Inuk singer Susan Aglukark outs her childhood abuser

<b>Kathleen Martens</b> <b><br>APTN News</b><br>Singer Susan Aglukark said TimesUp Thursday and called out the family friend who sexually abused her as a little girl.<p>“His …

‘Beat them on the ice’: The rise of Brigette Lacquette, the first Indigenous woman on Canada’s Olympic hockey team | The Star

“It happened several times after that, but it wasn’t a big deal, because we faced it already.”<p>So Lacquette kept playing. She made Canada’s U-18 team. …

Ontario judge strikes down mandatory minimum sentence for Indigenous offender

An Ontario judge has struck down a two-year mandatory minimum sentence for drug traffickers, calling the penalty a form of "cruel and unusual punishment" for Indigenous offenders caught up in a "tragic history" within the criminal-justice system.<p>The decision is the third since last February to …

Childhood abuse led Inuk throat singer to crack addiction, death, MMIWG inquiry hears

Jessica Michaels would be 34 years old on March 23.<p>She was Nikki Komaksiutiksak's throat singing partner and cousin, but more like a sister. When …

Quebec will allow parents to accompany children on air ambulances

The provincial government says it will allow parents to accompany their children on medical evacuation flights after repeated calls to end the …

RCMP reeling after messages from a private Facebook group leaked

Public Safety minister Ralph Goodale has announced an investigation into “appalling” messages that were leaked from a private Facebook group.<p>The …

Quebec gov't promises $150K to keep bus service for coastal Cree communities

The Quebec government is promising $150,000 in funding to keep a bus link in Northern Quebec on the road, between several Cree communities and the …

Post-Boushie racism causing grief, anger and job loss

<b>Kathleen Martens</b> <b><br>APTN News</b><br>A Saskatchewan restaurant worker has been fired for posting hateful comments about Colten Boushie online.<p>“Boston Pizza …

She’s from a remote community of 120. Now First Nations hockey player Brigette Lacquette is at the Olympics

GANGNEUNG — As far back as she can remember, Brigette Lacquette was pushing her father, Terrence, to put her into organized hockey.The only hockey …

This is our Alabama

From July 1963: Following the killing of a young Indigenous man near North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Peter Gzowski traveled to the area to report on …

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Senator calls for changes to criminal code after outrage over Colten Boushie case

An Indigenous senator says he intends to lobby lawmakers in Ottawa for concrete changes to the criminal code after a Saskatchewan farmer was found …

Justice minister to examine jury selection after Saskatchewan verdict

<b>APTN News</b><br>The Liberal government is planning a “broad-based review” of the criminal justice system after an all-white jury delivered a not-guilty …

David MacDonald: ‘Clearing the plains’ continues with the acquittal of Gerald Stanley

<b>Comment</b><p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic</i> …

RCMP investigating online comments after Stanley verdict

Saskatchewan RCMP say it’s looking into complaints of what it calls concerning online behavior in the wake of the verdict in the Gerald Stanley trial.<p>…

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