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Aboriginal Law Report

June 5, 2016

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending June 5, 2016.

In the News

The Canada-wide pipeline debate continued.

The 1726 Mascarene's Treaty between the British and the Maliseet was celebrated.

According to the Native Council of Nova Scotia, the provincial government isn't taking it seriously.

More details emerged of the meetings in Rome last month regarding the papal bulls and the doctrine of discovery.

Indigenous people gained access to the Kapyong Barracks in Winnipeg.

The federal government signed a memorandum of understanding to negotiation a reconciliation framework with the Manitoba Métis Federation.

A member of Parliament set out the case for implementing UNDRIP.

The federal government is trying to figure out what 'nation-to-nation' really means.

From the Courts

In Nova Scotia, Sipekne’katik First Nation was in court seeking a stay of a provincial authorization of a natural gas storage project.

In Ontario, a junior mining company failed in its bid to rely on the duty to consult as the basis for a claim against the provincial government.

Off the Bookshelf

"The ecological crisis we have begun to experience in recent years is fast becoming the crisis of modern culture, calling into question not only the ethos of the marketplace or industrialism but also the central story that we have been telling ourselves over the past two or three centuries: the story of man's triumph by reason over the rest of nature."

​Donald Worster, The Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination (1993)​

Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation.  Download Bruce's bio.

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