Feb 8-14, 2021
By Bruce McIvor and Cody O'Neil
This week's edition includes land defence, policing, flooding, freighters, urban reserves, data sharing, UNDRIP and more.
IN THE NEWS
Land defence and harvesting rights remain front and centre in Nunavut
Treaty rights and policing returned to the news cycle in Mi'kma'ki
Manitoba headlines included flooding and water rights
An urban reserve is in the works in Treaty 4
Land management and Treaty rights were hot topics in Alberta and Ontario
Freighters, consultation and data sharing topped BC news
UNDRIP and Indigenous jurisdiction were back in the national spotlight
Bylaw enforcement remains a serious issue amid COVID-19
FROM THE COURTS
The Ontario Superior Court weighed in on a property dispute on reserve.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“These institutions that are sworn to serve and protect all people have now been revealed as serving and protecting only some or rather their own as we were left to fend for ourselves.”
- Chief Mike Sack, Sipekne’katik First Nation
OFF THE BOOKSHELF
"If somebody's holding down that First Nation inside that reservation, somebody's got to be on his back and that guy on his back is controlling the law books."
- Dr. Frank Calder, Let Right Be Done: Aboriginal Title, the Calder Case, and the Future of Indigenous Rights (2007)