Dec 7-13, 2020
By Bruce McIvor and Cody O'Neil
This week's edition includes fish farms, hunting rights, human rights, Specific Claims, First Nations policing, Indigenous courts and more.
IN THE NEWS
Fish farms, Indigenous courts and child welfare topped BC headlines
Treaty rights and Specific Claims were hot topics in Saskatchewan
Ontario news included hunting rights, drinking water and environmental assessment
Land defence continues at Kanesatake
Treaty rights remain front and centre in Mi’kma’ki
First Nations policing legislation is in the works
The Assembly of First Nations held its annual general assembly
IN THE COURTS
It was an honour to represent the Grand Council of Treaty 3 on their intervention at the Supreme Court in the Southwind appeal. First Peoples Law's Kate Gunn provided submissions. Check out her overview of the case here.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Without respect for the Treaty and support for our basic human rights and needs on-reserve, you have no right to request development on our lands."
- Chief Chris Moonias, Neskantaga First Nation
OFF THE BOOKSHELF
“If I’m not for myself, who will be for me? If not this way, how? If not now, when?”
- Primo Levi, If Not Now, When? (1982)