Evening Update: Supreme Court rules on collective rights of Indigenous communities

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Good evening, let’s start with today’s top stories: Collective rights of Indigenous communities trump individual Charter rights in some cases, Supreme Court rules Self-governing Indigenous communities have a constitutional right to protect their cultural differences, a collective right that surpasses individual rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Supreme Court ruled today. The court was looking at whether a residency requirement to be an elected council member of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in Yukon discriminated against a member of the community who was not a resident. Cindy Dickson, who lives 800 kilometres to the south...