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Aboriginal Law Report

June 4, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending June 4th.

In the News

All sides are digging in for a long fight over the future of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

A new Indigenous advisory panel in Alberta drew mixed reviews.

The Senate and the federal government are at odds over changes to the Indian Act registration provisions.

Aerial spraying is a growing concern for First Nations across Canada.

A new Aboriginal title claim was filed to a park in New Brunswick.

A disagreement arose over responsibility for monitoring mercury poisoning in northwestern Ontario.

A law professor speculated on the importance of a possible First Nation challenge to the federal tanker ban on the British Columbia north coast.

Manitoba First Nations marked 20-years of frustration with their Treaty Land Entitlement agreement.

The federal government continues to draw criticism over its failure to implement the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal's child-welfare orders.

Our client achieved a milestone in their ongoing to efforts to undo a 100-yr old forced amalgamation.

From the Courts

A Treaty 8 First Nation was again unsuccessful in obtaining an injunction for breach of treaty rights.

The federal court issued a decision on the admissibility of affidavit evidence in the judicial reviews of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Two pipeline opponents in Ontario were ordered to pay costs following their loss in court.

Quote of the Week

"Mark my words, the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project will never see the light of day."

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

Off the Bookshelf

"The world rests upon the poor...."

Joseph Conrad, Nostromo (1904)

Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation.  Download Bruce's bio.

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