By Bruce McIvor and Carlie Kane
This week’s edition includes duty to consult, treaty rights at the Supreme Court, reconciliation, and more.
IN THE NEWS
MMIWG2S+ and Métis rights were in the spotlight in the North
Lesa Semmler vows to bring in law to protect Indigenous women and girls | APTN News
Métis rights activists pushing Ottawa for apology, compensation | APTN News
Identity disputes returned to headlines on the east coast
Métis and Innu nations back Inuit leader in Labrador identity dispute | CBC News
Quebec news featured hunting and harvesting rights
Kahnawake Council chief talks gun bill | Spare News | Penticton Herald
The Robinson-Huron Treaty and Robinson-Superior Treaty were front and centre in Ontario
Supreme Court asked to interpret Robinson treaties while being urged to consider compensation for breaches | Windspeaker
Report claims to disprove evidence of Métis community in the Sault | Sault Ste. Marie News
Land rights, reconciliation and systemic barriers topped Manitoba headlines
Dakota Tipi First Nation sues federal government for $475M, alleges Manitoba air base built on unceded land | CBC News
Indigenous leaders hopeful as Manitoba Premier Kinew takes on reconciliation portfolio | CBC News
First Nations adults with disabilities living on reserve lack equal access to services, report finds | CBC News
Alberta headlines featured health care and consultation
Treaty 6 tells Alberta it must consult before changing health system | APTN News
Child welfare, land rights and duty to consult topped BC news
Indigenous mom’s discrimination payout hangs in the balance at B.C. Supreme Court | IndigiNews
Aseniwuche Winewak letter calls on Parks Canada for negotiations | Penticton Herald
New ‘mountaintop to seafloor’ Indigenous protected area in B.C. | The Narwhal
Treaty 8 nations challenge Blueberry River agreement - Economy, Law & Politics | Business in Vancouver
FPL IN THE NEWS
We are excited to be nominated by our colleagues for the 2024 Globe and Mail’s Best Law Firms in Canada. Check out the full list below.
Meet Canada’s Best Law Firms, ranked by lawyers themselves | The Globe and Mail
FROM THE COURTS
We were honoured to represent our clients in their intervention in the Restoule appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada earlier this month.
Patricia Lawrence appeared on behalf of Anishinabek Nation and Bruce McIvor appeared on behalf of Teme-Augama Anishnabai and Temagami First Nation.
You can watch the webcast recording here and check out our backgrounder on the case here.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
It’s important for the Canadian government to understand that we can govern ourselves.
- Chief Jessica Lazare, Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
OFF THE BOOKSHELF
My father's blood is mine
His story beats inside me
And now I share it herе with you
Yeah, he's a child of the government
- Jayli Wolf, "Child of the Government" (2021)