July 27-Aug 2, 2020

By Bruce McIvor 


This week's edition includes lands codes, child welfare, environmental assessments, injunctions, mines, dams, platitudes and more.



Indigenous rights and environmental assessments were front and centre in Ontario



Jurisdiction over child welfare was a hot topic in Manitoba



Environmental monitoring and land codes were back in NWT news



In Nunavut and Alberta, mining and consultation were in the spotlight



The Site C dam project made a return to BC headlines




“We all know what platitudes are: it's phrasing that we put together in order to get us through a difficult conversation or to get us away from a difficult conversation. And that's been the practice in Canada for the better part of our existence.”

Senator Murray Sinclair



“Longing on a large scale makes history.” 

Don DeLillo, Underworld (1997)

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.
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Bruce McIvor
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.