First Peoples Law is dedicated to defending and advancing Indigenous peoples' Aboriginal title, rights and Treaty rights.

Aboriginal Law Report

February 26, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending February 26th.

In the News

The federal government launched its review of laws affecting Indigenous people.

Contenders for the federal Conservative Party leadership are lining up to scrap the Indian Act.

As Indigenous people criticize Canadian laws and government policies, the spooks listen in.

Here's the Saskatchewan provincial political parties' positions on revenue sharing.

The circumstances surrounding the Sisson mine approval in New Brunswick continue to draw attention.

This is a good piece on the Liberal's decision to re-instate the Court Challenges Program.

The Tsilhqot'in are working hard to implement their Aboriginal title.

Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations leave many Indigenous people cold.

Finally, this isn't exactly Aboriginal law, but it's a good piece about Buffy.

From the Courts

Our clients were successful in getting leave from the Court to file their legal challenge to the Petronas LNG project on the British Columbia north coast.

Here's more on the Batchewana First Nation forestry decision and the decision itself.

Off the Bookshelf

"We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness."

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

Our Ontario practice is growing. Join our team of lawyers dedicated to defending and advancing Indigenous Peoples' rights.

Our work is focused on Aboriginal Title, Rights and Treaty Rights. Through a combination of negotiation and litigation, we assist our clients to exercise jurisdiction over and benefit from their lands.

We are looking for an established Ontario-based lawyer whose values and commitment match ours and our clients. We offer flexibility, fair remuneration, a supportive team and a significant opportunity for career development.

If you are a passionate advocate for Indigenous people and have the skills for leading edge work in Aboriginal law, send an expression of interest and summary of your experience to

Deadline for submissions: February 28th, 2017.

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

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Jeanette Todd(3 years ago)
Looking forward to lgal info.

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