First Peoples Law is excited to welcome Nico McKay to our team of lawyers dedicated to defending and advancing Indigenous rights. Meet Nico on our website here.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“We’re looking for a system of government where we can control what happens in our traditional territory. What do you think that the federal government or the territorial government can do better than us in our traditional territory? Nothing — they just sit back and get the resources and royalties from our resources.”
- Chief Stephen Charlie, Liard First Nation
OFF THE BOOKSHELF
“You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.”
First Peoples Law is a law firm dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. We work closely with First Nations to defend their Aboriginal title, rights and Treaty rights, uphold their Indigenous laws and governance and ensure economic prosperity for their members.
My colleague Kate Gunn and I recently had the honour of representing the Indigenous Bar Association on their intervention in the Desautel appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada. Check out my blog post on our submissions, including a video recording.
Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Allard School of Law where he teaches the constitutional law of Aboriginal and Treaty rights. Bruce is a proud Métis from the Red River in Manitoba. He holds a Ph.D. in Aboriginal and environmental history and is a Fulbright Scholar. A member of the bar in British Columbia and Ontario, Bruce is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading practitioner of Aboriginal law in Canada.