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Aboriginal Law Report

October 16, 2016

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending October 16, 2016.

In the News

The Quebec government introduced legislation to recognize Inuit adoptions.

A First Nation representative praised the federal government's conditions on the Petronas LNG project.

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr was given a rough ride in his home town.

Some First Nations have chosen to embrace oil and gas development.

The British Columbia treaty process continues to grind.

British Columbia is offering so-called 'Crown land' to First Nations as partial accommodation for the Site C dam on the Peace River.

From the Courts

The Supreme Court granted Williams Lake Indian Band leave to appeal the Federal Court of Appeal decision overturning its victory at the Specific Claims Tribunal.

The importance of two duty to consult cases that will be heard by the Supreme Court this fall was highlighted.

Survivors of Île-à-la-Crosse residential school have filed a class-action lawsuit against the federal government.

Quote of the Week

"We're tired of managing poverty, we want to be able to manage prosperity."

Chief Karen Ogen-Toews

Off the Bookshelf

"The drum songs of the past carry many messages for the children of tomorrow."

Kerry Abel, Drum Songs: Glimpses of Dene History (1993)

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

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