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Aboriginal Law Report

January 8, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

Happy New Year. Here's our first update for 2017.

In the News

Whether you call it treaty 'renewal' or 'implementation', it's one of the most important issues in Aboriginal law and should be central to Canada's 150 anniversary.

Here's a useful backgrounder on the federal government's controversial decision to approve the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Pressure is mounting on the federal government to address the serious deficiencies in the specific claims process.

Ryan McMahon's unique combination of humour and wisdom makes this documentary a must see.

Will Leonard Peltier finally be released?

With a provincial election only a few months away, political rhetoric is heating up in British Columbia.

Amidst three legal challenges to the approval of an LNG plant on the British Columbia north coast, there is now speculation that it will be significantly reconfigured.

Here's one of the more thoughtful essays on the Joseph Boyden controversy.

Frustrated with the provincial government's lack of response to the ongoing Mercury poisoning scandal, Grassy Narrows has turned to the federal government.

From the Courts

Just before the holiday season the British Columbia Court of Appeal overturned a lower court decision on environmental assessments and the duty to consult.

Quote of the Week

"I learned that in order to do things the right way, I had to earn it."

Ryan McMahon

Off the Bookshelf

"The Empire does not require that its servants love each other, merely that they perform their duty."

J.M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians (1999)

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

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Lola Lawton(3 years ago)
Thank you for open access to Reports, Legislative articles solid content one can be assured accurate; eleviating researching to determine facts from fiction.

Bruce McIvor(3 years ago)
Thanks very much, Lola!

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