“It’s hard to imagine that some people would be more concerned about the safety of steel and concrete statues over the health, safety and well being of actual, living human beings who have been excluded, marginalized and oppressed by the violence and racism that these statues represent.”
- Pam Palmater
OFF THE BOOKSHELF
"We started dying before the snow, and like the snow, we continued to fall."
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.
First Peoples Law is hosting a series of “Kitchen Table Chats” for Indigenous people to share information and develop strategies to defend their title and rights and uphold their laws and governance. If you’d like to register for our session next month on governance and the applicability of the Charter, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information, position and the name of your organization/community.
BACK TO SCHOOL
I’m looking forward to being back at Allard Law at UBC this semester teaching a virtual seminar on the history and future of Aboriginal law.
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.