The MLSN, in collaboration with the Mi`kmaw Native Friendship Centre, the Association of Black Social Workers and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia, is a partner in Creating Communities of Care, a government-funded project launched in 2018 to support African women in Nova Scotia and Indigenous women experiencing violence in the City of Halifax. If you are concerned that someone you know may be abused, please call or text 1-855-225-0220, toll-free and open 24/7, for secure and confidential information on how best to help. Experiencing so much trauma affects employees of community organizations. Being a member of a partnership helps to share and support each other. Creating organizations of communities of care communicate regularly to brainstorm and share solutions, plan joint programs for vulnerable clients, and rely on each other. Victim assistance assists victims/survivors throughout the justice process, including assistance with court preparation and victim testimony. Please note that the information contained in the links is for educational and informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon in this regard. In the fall of 2015, the mainland Mi`kmaq Confederacy held public information sessions in five First Nations communities and with First Nations lawyers and law students. Please click on the link below to view the PowerPoint presentation and training session materials. Please note that the information contained in the links is for educational and informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon in this regard. Cannabis has been legal in Canada since October 17, 2018. The CMM hosted a four-day workshop in October 2018 that provided facts and information on the legalization of cannabis and addressed concerns about its legalization and potential increased use in the workplace.
In support of human resources policy, the CMM helped redefine HR policies by creating the following templates for band use: Copies of this guide will be distributed to each of Nova Scotia`s 13 Mi`kmaq communities, the Nova Scotia Native Women`s Association, the Union of Nova Scotia Indians, the Confederacy of Mainland Mi`kmaq and the Mi`kmaw Native Friendship Center. A web-based version of the guide will also be available on the Tripartite Forum website. In order to reach a wider audience and stimulate discussion, a social media communication plan was created for the guide. This project will use Twitter and Facebook as a means of disseminating information via social networks. “Many of my clients don`t have their children with them – they are taken away. So it`s not really a joyful moment, you know? It`s really heartbreaking. The risk of violence and abuse also does not disappear due to the holidays, as some clients are at high risk of violence and need additional support. The CMM`s Legal Counsel also works on special projects led by the CMM Board of Directors.
Special projects generally focus on public service educational materials that help the Mi`kmaq understand their rights and obligations under the law. The list of special projects that have been completed is given below. MLSN continues to support customers as best they can through regular phone calls and virtual and remote programming. But many of the networking activities and inter-agency programs they relied on had to be modified or stopped. “The worst thing is when I have to call clients to tell them that the court has been delayed. This is the worst,” notes an MLSN employee. Life in constant confrontation with judgment, which has become even longer, longer and more complicated, creates deep misery and suffering. “That`s the hardest part. They have no control over their life on the farm. Provides legal and support services to Aboriginal victims through programs such as the Mi`kmaq Courtwork Program and the Mi`kmaq Customary Law Program.
Another challenge is that many non-Mi`kmaq Indigenous peoples, such as Inuit and Cree, live in urban Halifax. “They`re not even sure we`re serving them. After all, we are called the Mi`kmaw Legal Support Network. So I have to assure them that no, we serve all Indigenous peoples, despite our name. Please get in touch! MLSN offers services throughout our province. But they are well aware that Nova Scotia`s urban and rural landscape is different. “Funding varies – so it`s difficult to ensure that clients in urban and rural areas are treated fairly. And then our colleagues in rural communities know everyone, they can reach people. But here in Halifax, people do not want to identify as Aboriginal. There is still so much prejudice and stigma.
With the help of our Mi`kmaq Indian Registration Administrators (member clerks), we created a general and simple guide to rules, documents and practices related to crossing the border, finding a job in the United States and accessing government benefits. The sections of the guide focus on the Jay contract, our border crossing rights, and how we can access those rights. The guide also outlines our obligations when crossing the Canada-U.S. border, such as reporting goods, traditional items and income earned in the United States. In addition, the guide identifies various documents needed to cross borders and find work in the United States, including quantum blood letters, Social Security cards, and green cards. The Confederacy of Mainland Mi`kmaq (CMM) aims to introduce new educational resources on matrimonial real property (MRP) in the First Nations communities of Bear River, Millbrook, Paqtnkek, Pictou Landing and Sipekne`katik. We`re sorry, but the email address you provided is not registered for this listing. Travelling, Working and Living in the United States of America: A Guide for Mi`kmaq First Nations in Nova Scotia Communities still subject to the federal Family Homes on Reserves Act and the Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act can find online resources at www.coemrp.ca Tripartite Forum, which organizes public forums in Nazi Mi`kmaq communities The late Donald Marshall Jr. was wrongly convicted of murder in 1971 and spent 11 years Read more → Our mission is to proactively promote and support Mi`kmaq communities` initiatives for self-determination and community improvement.
Are you the registered contact person for this announcement? First Nations communities associated with the Mi`kmaq Confederacy on the mainland are subject to the following matrimonial property laws: Mi`kmaq outreach staff and Elders help Aboriginal young offenders regain control of their lives by strengthening their ties to their culture and community. Read more → Overall, the guide aims to raise awareness of our rights in the United States under the Jay Treaty and to increase opportunities for the Mi`kmaq of Nova Scotia to easily and effectively access employment in the United States. Please try again or notify the owner of this entry to request the update. Does this list require changes? Let us know and we`ll update it! This letter was prepared with the support of the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia, a knowledge mobilization partner for the Creating Communities of Care project. More information on this project can be found at: Creating Communities of Care. This email provides instructions on how to update your listing. Bands can enact their own matrimonial property laws at any time, allowing them to escape the application of the federal Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) maintains a list of legislation passed by the band on the following website: www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1408981855429/1408981949311.
The Federal Family Homes on Reserves and Conjugal Interests or Rights Act is available online at laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/. Over the years, a number of questions have been raised regarding border crossing rights, obligations and requirements. In response to the needs of Mi`kmaq travellers and workers, the Social Work Committee of the Tripartite Forum, through the Mi`kmaq Confederacy of the Continent, produced an easy-to-read guide, Traveling, Working and Living in the United States of America: A Guide to Nova Scotia Mi`kmaq.