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Aboriginal Law Report

June 18, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending June 18th.

In the News

The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is far from a sure thing.

The United Nations is under pressure to take action on cultural appropriation.

With the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court set to retire by end of the year, expectations are growing for the first Indigenous appointment to Canada's highest court.

Canadian Indigenous people are still waiting for an apology from the Pope.

With a new provincial government expected this month in British Columbia, the future of the Site C dam hangs in the balance.

The backlash continues against Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations.

In the Yukon, the Kaska Dena Council is looking for a big land claim settlement. 

Industry's divide-and-conquer tactics were recently on display in a Vancouver courtroom.

A big part of decolonization is the rejection of the colonizers' place names.

The federal government continues to face criticism for its refusal to remove sex discrimination from the Indian Act registration provisions.

Members of four Manitoba First Nations settled a class-action lawsuit.

Quote of the Week

"Canada 150. Mi'kma'ki 13000"

Billboard in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia

Off the Bookshelf

“We must not think of the things we could do with, but only of the things that we can't do without.”

Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat (1889)

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

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