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Aboriginal Law Report

October 9, 2016

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending October 9, 2016.

In the News

It was Treaty Day in Nova Scotia.

Indigenous Peoples continue to oppose fracking.

The pros and cons of pipelines was discussed.

A new report called for an overhaul of regulatory processes.

It was news for the mainstream media that not all Indigenous people think alike.

The consent vs veto debate continued.

The federal approval of the Petronas LNG project in British Columbia continued to draw attention.

With the Petronas project approved, pressured mounted on the British Columbia provincial government to reject the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

The Site C dam on the Peace River drew more international attention.

A National Indigenous Guardians Network was discussed.

With the Peel River appeal at the Supreme Court pending, here are photos of the watershed.

Opposition to logging in Northern Ontario continued.

The Royals' visit to British Columbia and Yukon was assessed.

The Vancouver Book Award went to Unceded Territory.

From the Courts

A Saskatchewan First Nation was mostly unsuccessful on its appeal regarding the construction and operation of dams on the Reindeer River.

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court decided on the admissibility of affidavits for the Alton Gas appeal which will be heard in November.

A British Columbia First Nation filed a lawsuit over the use of its reserve lands as a firing range.

Quote of the Week

"This is a very racist, bigoted country. This is what we wake up to every day.”

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Off the Bookshelf

"When all that says 'it is good' has been debunked, what says 'I want' remains."

C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man (1943)

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

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