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James Hopkin

James Hopkin

James worked as a video journalist for CTV Northern Ontario in Sault Ste. Marie, APTN National News in Halifax and CBC News in Saskatoon prior to joining SooToday in 2017.
He has worked on television, radio, print and digital news platforms at different points in his career.
Born and raised on Manitoulin Island, James is a proud member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory.

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james@sootoday.com

Recent Work by James

First Nations ask court to review $510M in legal fees paid in treaty annuities claim

First Nations ask court to review $510M in legal fees paid in treaty annuities claim

'We did not want to take this route': Garden River and Atikameksheng Anishnawbek leadership dispute hefty legal tab paid out to law firm for work on Robinson Huron Treaty annuities claim, which led to historic $10B settlement for 21 First Nations
Funding victory a 'game changer' for First Nations policing: lawyer

Funding victory a 'game changer' for First Nations policing: lawyer

Lawyer for three First Nations police services says 12-month court-ordered funding extension will force Ottawa to fix 'mess' of discriminatory Indigenous policing agreements
Court orders feds to extend funding for First Nations policing

Court orders feds to extend funding for First Nations policing

Indigenous police services in northern Ontario will receive funding for another 12 months after facing potential shutdown
Ontario obligated to pay for treaty annuity increases, historian testifies

Ontario obligated to pay for treaty annuity increases, historian testifies

Author and history professor Barbara Messamore says it's always been assumed that Ontario — not Canada — had to pay the Anishinabek for post-Confederation increases to Robinson treaty annuities and related arrears
Economist: Treaty beneficiaries could be owed nearly $85M

Economist: Treaty beneficiaries could be owed nearly $85M

Historic trial will determine how much money is owned to beneficiaries of the Huron Superior Treaty; depending on the witness, the correct answer is either millions or billions
Annuities Trial: Expert accused of colluding with Ontario on report

Annuities Trial: Expert accused of colluding with Ontario on report

Robinson Superior Treaty annuities trial hears Dr. Alexander von Gernet received written instructions from Ontario just three months prior to submitting 'voluminous, heavily-researched report' on treaty payments on province's behalf
Annuities Trial: Noted anthropologist takes the stand for Ontario

Annuities Trial: Noted anthropologist takes the stand for Ontario

Research by Dr. Alexander von Gernet suggests Crown increased annuities to four dollars per capita in 1875 at a time when Robinson treaty territories were realizing financial losses
Conservation group to buy Batchawana Island for $7.2 million

Conservation group to buy Batchawana Island for $7.2 million

Nature Conservancy of Canada set to acquire largest, privately-owned island in Lake Superior next month
Finance expert grilled over band spending report during annuities trial

Finance expert grilled over band spending report during annuities trial

'Well, they’re the ones who pay the bills,' says finance professor Eric Kirzner of federal justice department's influence on Robinson Superior Treaty spending analysis
'The standard of living is still less,' says chief in treaty annuities trial

'The standard of living is still less,' says chief in treaty annuities trial

Testifying at Robinson Superior Treaty annuities trial, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Chief Duncan Michano says forestry and mining industries flourished while Anishinaabe people lived in abject poverty
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