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Aboriginal Law Report

November 13, 2016

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending November 13, 2016.

In the News

While treaty education continued in Ontario, the modern treaty process was again criticized.

In Quebec a lack of understanding of Indigenous history and issues was lamented.

Tension mounts as the federal government prepares to render its decision on the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

The announcement of a new federal plan for oil-spill clean up drew a luke warm reception in British Columbia.

The federal government announced a special panel to report on the failings and possible future of the National Energy Board.

Both the construction and criticism of the Site C dam continued. 

Despite last week's guilty pleas, the issue of Indigenous people from Manitoba hunting in Saskatchewan is still alive.

We got more details on RCMP surveillance of Indigenous people.

From the Courts

Our Mi'kmaq clients filed an Aboriginal title claim to one-third of New Brunswick.

Nova Scotia appears intent on making a highly unusual argument in court based on supposedly having 'conquered' the Mi'kmaq.

An upcoming duty to consult case at the Supreme Court continues to draw attention.

Quote of the Week

"This land means everything to my community. This land means everything to the surrounding areas. It's everything. Plain and simple."

Chief Arren Sock, Elsipogtog First Nation

Off the Bookshelf

"The bonds that unite us to another human being are sanctified when he or she adopts the same point of view as ourselves in judging one of our imperfections."

Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time, Vol 2 (1919)

Free Workshop

Join us on November 29th at Wahnapitae First Nation to learn and share experiences about moving towards exercising Indigenous jurisdiction over resource development projects.

10am–4pm, Tuesday, November 29th

259 Taighwenini Trail Road, Wahnapitae First Nation, Capreol, ON

Registration: email workshop@firstpeopleslaw.com or call 416-642-1659

Indigenous lunch buffet catered by Ozaawmik’s Catering

Presented in partnership with the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association and the Aboriginal Environmental Leadership Circle.

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

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