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Aboriginal Law Report

October 30, 2016

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending October 30, 2016.

In the News

Halloween racism darkens Canada's sunny days.

The World Series is shinning a spotlight on the blatant ugliness of racism in Canada and the United States.

In a related matter, the Prime Minister's act of cultural misappropriation is drawing increased criticism.

How committed the federal government really is to implementing UNDRIP continues to be debated.

The newest appointee to the Supreme Court discussed his views on Indigenous rights.

The standoff at the Muskrat Falls hydro-electric development continued.

Across the country, work at the Site C dam in British Columbia proceeded despite Indigenous opposition.

Indigenous people continue to denounce Canada's and the province's self-serving, misrepresentation of the numbered treaties.

From the Courts

As expected, lawsuits were filed in opposition to the federal government's approval of a proposed LNG project on British Columbia's north coast.

The federal government is in court defending the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement's Independent Assessment Process.

Quote of the Week

"Chief Wahoo has got to go."

Tory James

Off the Bookshelf

"Educating Canadians to their treaties and their meanings is long overdue."

Marie Battiste, Living Treaties: Narrating Mi'kmaw Treaty Relations (2016)

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

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