Aboriginal Law News & Analysis
By Bruce McIvorThe standoff between Wet’suwet’en hereditary Chiefs and the RCMP in northern British Columbia is strewn with painful ironies. Below I outline two of them.
By Kate Gunn & Bruce McIvorThe Crown’s failure to honour the promises it made to Indigenous Peoples pursuant to the historic treaties is one of the most significant barriers to reconciliation today. This was recently made clear when the Province of Saskatchewan introduced amendments to provincial trespassing laws which would impose new limits on Indigenous Peoples’ treaty right to hunt.
By Bruce McIvorThis week's update includes Indigenous child welfare, the AFN Chiefs' meeting, pipeline controversies, the proposed tanker ban, oath taking and much more.
By Bruce McIvorThis week's update includes LNG pros and cons, the Trans Mountain pipeline, self-government, a new 'Métis homeland' map, another of my Stops of Interests and much more.
By Kate Gunn & Bruce McIvorThe BC provincial government recently introduced new environmental assessment legislation for proposed resource projects. The legislation sets out a revised approach to environmental assessments which places Indigenous Peoples’ participation and consent at the forefront of the approvals process.
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