Aboriginal Law Report
By Bruce McIvor
Here's our update for the week ending August 28, 2016.
The beginning of the 60's Scoop court case in Ontario precipitated coverage across the country.
- Sixties Scoop survivors’ day in court finally arrives Tuesday
- What was the ‘60s Scoop’? Aboriginal children taken from homes a dark chapter in Canada’s history
- Lawyer in Sixties Scoop case delivers apology as hearing begins
- 'There is a sadness to me': Sixties Scoop survivors recall painful memories
- Ottawa must apologize for “Sixties Scoop” and compensate survivors: Editorial
- Sixties Scoop: the other head of the hydra known as cultural genocide
- From Seine River to Bloor and Spadina: A Sixties Scoop survivor's journey to Toronto
The federal government's special consultation panel for the Kinder Morgan pipeline wound up its public hearings.
- Opinion: Kinder Morgan does not have consent to build pipeline
- Trudeau faces aboriginal groups on both sides in Kinder Morgan ruling
- First Nations lead opposition to controversial pipeline
- ‘Last hope’ LNG gas pipeline project opposed by First Nations
The National Energy Board's Energy East pipeline review continues to be plagued by accusations of bias.
A US court ordered one of Canada's biggest mining companies to pay costs to the Colville Confederated Tribes related to the polluting of the Columbia River.
The federal government has setup a cabinet committee to deal with the huge number of lawsuits it faces, including many by First Nations.
The federal government continues to face criticism over the Site C dam on the Peace River.
- Site C dam shaping up as a watershed moment in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's political career
- Site C Dam project betrays Trudeau's commitment to First Nations, say critics
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's recommendations are having an impact.
Lax Kw'alaams has decided to continue talks about a possible LNG terminal on Lelu Island.
An Ontario First Nation served notice that its consent is required for any developments within its territory.
Here's more on the Tlowitsis First Nation's efforts to establish a new reserve on Vancouver Island.
The Tsilhqot'in decision is providing the basis for the assertion of Aboriginial title and rights across British Columbia.
The Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation in British Columbia is fed up with the dumping of sewer sludge in its territory.
From the Courts
Another Aboriginal title claim was filed in British Columbia.
- First Nations band near Chilliwack files 'landmark' legal action against Canada, B.C.
- Sts'ailes Statement of Claim (thanks to our friends at Sts'ailes for sending this along)
Quote of the Week
“It's our understanding our title is not based on the Supreme Court of Canada ruling ... It is not a wish of Canadian First Nations. It is a legal imperative."
Chief Bob Chamberlain
Off the Bookshelf
"The original sound may be harmless, but the echo is always evil."
E.M. Forster, A Passage to India (1924)
Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation. Download Bruce's bio.
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