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Aboriginal Law Report

August 28, 2016

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending August 28, 2016.

In the News

The beginning of the 60's Scoop court case in Ontario precipitated coverage across the country.

The federal government's special consultation panel for the Kinder Morgan pipeline wound up its public hearings.

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.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's recommendations are having an impact.

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.

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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Astrid Perez Pinan(3 years ago)
Thanks for sending me your updates from now on! Your website is very valuable!

Bruce McIvor(3 years ago)
Glad you find them valuable, Astrid.

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