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Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs votes to remove suspended Grand Chief Arlen Dumas | CBC News

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has voted to remove suspended Grand Chief Arlen Dumas, at a special general assembly held in Winnipeg on Friday. Dozens of Manitoba chiefs gathered at Assiniboia Downs for a non-confidence vote to officially remove Dumas from his position. Dumas was suspended in March pending an investigation into allegations he engaged in […]

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Florida’s Senators Urge Joe Biden to Deny Iranian President a Visa to Attend UN General Assembly

This week, Florida’s senators–Republicans U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott–joined a letter led by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., to President Joe Biden demanding that he deny visas for Iranian President Raisi and his delegation to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in September. Other senators who signed the letter […]

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Sterile, Healthy Environment is a Universal Human Right, Says the UN General Assembly | The Weather Channel

Representational Image (IANS) The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution declaring access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment a universal human right. Adapting a similar resolution from the Human Rights Council in 2021, the resolution passed on Thursday, with 161 votes in favour and eight abstentions, call on states, international organisations, and businesses […]

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South Korea Assembly Considers Bill to Extend Special Exemption for Eco-Friendly Vehicles

The South Korean National Assembly July 22 accepted for consideration Bill No. 2116603, to extend by two years, until Dec. 31, 2024, the special exemption of up to 4 million South Korean won (US$3,046) in individual consumption tax for the purchase of eco-friendly vehicles. [South Korea, National Assembly, 07/22/22] Reference: View Legislative History of Bill […]

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Why the UN General Assembly must back the right to a healthy environment

Costa Rica, the Maldives, Morocco, Slovenia and Switzerland presented the draft text to the 193-member Assembly, the UN’s most representative body, last June, following the landmark resolution adoption of a similar text adopted in October 2021 by the UN Human Rights Council. The resolution recognizes the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as […]

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Trump urged Wisconsin Assembly speaker in July to decertify Biden 2020 election win

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally endorsing Republican candidates Adam Laxalt and Joe Lombardo (not pictured) July 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. Ronda Churchill | AFP | Getty Images Former President Donald Trump this month called Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and urged him to decertify President Joe Biden’s 2020 election win […]

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Chiefs pass resolution to review Assembly of First Nations finances | CBC News

An emergency resolution regarding an investigation into the Assembly of First Nations’ financial and management practices finally made it to the floor of its annual general assembly Thursday, after many amendments. The resolution, moved by chief Wendy Jocko of Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, Ont., directs the Chiefs Committee on Charter Renewal to conduct a review of […]

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UN experts: UN General Assembly must affirm right to healthy environment

With the world embroiled in a multi-faceted environmental crisis, UN experts* today urged the United Nations General Assembly to recognise that living in a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a fundamental human right. On 27 June, a group of five States – Costa Rica, the Maldives, Morocco, Slovenia, and Switzerland – proposed a resolution […]

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Assembly of First Nations women’s council calls for accountability in death of Chantel Moore | CBC News

It’s been two years since Chantel Moore was fatally shot by police in New Brunswick during a wellness check. Her family and advocates are still looking for justice, and say more needs to be done. “Where do we go when the people who are supposed to be helping us are the ones who are murdering […]

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Chiefs want work to get done at AFN general assembly despite leader’s suspension | CBC News

Chiefs from across Canada are gathering in Vancouver this week as the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is set to hold its first in-person general assembly in three years. The 43rd annual assembly, titled Walking the Healing Path, takes place July 5-7 on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. It comes amid growing division […]