First Nations launch onslaught of lawsuits against Northern Gateway

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn British Columbia, five First Nations have filed a legal challenge against the federal government’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline.The Haisla Nation, Gitxaala Nation, Council of the Haida Nation, Gitga’at Nation, Heiltsuk Tribal Council, Kitasoo/Xaixais Nation, Nadleh Whut’en First Nation and Nak’azdli First Nation are collaborating on nine separate lawsuits filed Monday with the Federal Court of Appeal.At a press conference hosted by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, the leaders said they want the pipeline stopped and they are not willing to compromise.last_img read more

Correction from APTN National News

first_imgEditors Note: Our story about Day 1 of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s hearings into allegations of professional misconduct against Kenora lawyer Douglas Keshen unfortunately contained two errors.We reported Mr. Keshen was accused of “pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollar” above the allowable fees for his services representing former residential schools students as they sought compensation for serious physical and/or sexual abuse in the schools under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement Independent Assessment Process.The survivors’ allegations being examined by the law society do not accuse the lawyer of that.We also reported that Mr. Keshen was accused of providing clients with “predatory high interest loans.”That is also not among the allegations being examined by the law society.APTN National News apologizes for the errors.last_img read more